Next year is shaping up to be one of the most important in gaming history:
The NCLGS is one of the most important organizations for advancing gaming legislation in the US. The organization’s website sums up its mission thusly:
“The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. Members of NCLGS chair or are members of committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the proper regulation of the industry.”
The NCLGS has highlighted two areas of interest for the upcoming winter meeting:
Other topics to be discussed include:
On the tribal gaming front, a panel will discuss:
This panel comprises:
It will be moderated by Ohio state Sen. Bill Coley.
“Our goal at NCLGS is to foster dialogues at the local, state and national levels, so that state and tribal governments can work together as effective partners,” said NCLGS President Bill Galvano, president of the Florida Senate. “Florida has shown that Indian gaming can be a powerful economic generator, and that success rests on a foundation of working together.”
Sports betting will be discussed on several NCLGS panels.
“The future of sports betting is the dominant issue in gaming across the nation, and is arguably the most important gaming issue that lawmakers and industry officials must confront in 2018,” Coley said in a press release. “NCLGS is rising to the occasion by making sure our members fully grasp all its ramifications.”
Sports betting will make an appearance during a Coley-moderated panel on internet gambling. Panelists will discuss the online aspects of sports betting and its impact on the legal and regulatory planning for states. The panel will also look at the true potential of sports betting in the US, which won’t be reached until online and mobile wagering is available.
The panelists are:
At least one other panel will focus on sports betting in January.
The Committee on Casinos will discuss if and what states can do to prepare for sports betting as they wait for the Supreme Court to decide the New Jersey sports betting case.