GLI University Seminar
GLI University is proud to present the GLI University Regulator's Seminar. The gaming industry is in continual flux, and changing technologies are a major factor in this dynamism. During the seminar, GLI  addressed those technologies, their intricacies and impacts and how we need to position regulation to be ready for tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 30

10 - 10:15 a.m.                     Welcome & Opening Remarks

Kevin Mullally, VP of Government Relations & General Counsel, GLI

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.                     The Gaming Industry of the Future

Suppliers never stop creating, and those new technologies can cause regulators to adapt existing regulations to remain competitive. In this highly engaging panel, some of the industry’s leading technology and compliance experts give an overview of the top technologies to be aware of in the coming year. They will also discuss how they will impact markets, operations and regulations.  Show up early to get a good seat for this look into the future of gaming.

Moderated by Chad Kornett, Director of Technical Compliance, GLI, the panel includes:

  • Chris Fleenor, Manager of Electronic Gaming Technology, Ohio Casino Control Commission 
  • Peter Wolff, Technical Compliance Manager, GLI
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                     Modernizing the Delivery Channels for Gaming Content

Over the past four decades policy makers have devised a robust system of gaming regulations to protect consumers and to create a revenue stream from gaming activity that benefits the public interest.  Regulators are now confronted with the next generation of gaming technology, which is often described as a “new type” of game or a “hybrid”, requiring new rules and statutory changes.  However, a deeper dive reveals that most of the games share characteristics that are similar to games that have already been approved and existing game approval processes, rather than massive rule overhauls or statutory changes, provide the best policy solution to ensuring the integrity of the games.

In addition, the introduction of new online gaming channels presents challenges to both traditional land-based operators and regulators.  While gaming operators have spent countless amounts to build compliance programs and dedicated large percentages of gaming revenue to public causes, we are now seeing an increasing amount of gaming activity that occurs outside the regulatory structure.  Policy makers are struggling to determine how to integrate a variety of online gaming-related products into existing regulatory systems while protecting the land-based development, jobs and public revenue generated by the traditional gaming industry.  This panel will explore how traditional land-based operators can enhance their investment and how policy makers and regulators may be shifting their focus to protect critical revenue streams.

Moderated by Kevin P. Mullally, Vice-President of Government Relations & General Counsel, GLI, the panelists include:

  • Steven Crosby, Chairman, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Bradley Fischer, Director of Policy Development and External Affairs and Acting Director, Office of Interactive Fantasy Sports, New York State Gaming Commission
  • Ronnie Jones, Chairman, Louisiana Gaming Commission
  • John McManus, General Counsel, MGM Resorts
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.                     Boxed Lunch Provided by IAGA

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.                    

Regulatory Jurisdiction & the Fight Against Illegal Gaming
Since the expansion of regional gaming markets nearly three decades ago, 48 states have authorized some form of gaming and established a robust system of regulation to govern it.  Yet despite this extensive regulatory oversight and the revenue and other public benefits it produces, there is substantial evidence that illegal gaming continues to thrive.  Gaming parlors in private clubs and charitable organizations, slots at trucks stops, illegal sports betting, skill gaming parlors and ubiquitous online gaming opportunities are alive and well in the USA.  Some suggest this is due to the lack of adequate law enforcement resources. However, it may be that it is a simple matter of expanding the jurisdiction of regulators to allow them to protect the state’s interest in being the exclusive authorization body for gambling activity. This panel will explore the state’s role in reigning in illegal behavior and protecting its interest in ensuring the integrity of all gaming activity within its borders.

Moderated by Sen. William Coley, Ohio State Senate, the panel includes:

  • John Barron, General Counsel, Ohio Casino Control Commission
  • Gayle Cameron, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Sara Slane, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, American Gaming Association
  • Robert Williams, Executive Director, New York State Gaming Commission
 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.                    

Emerging Technology in Regulated Markets
Game approval standards and procedures vary dramatically around the globe.  The result is that technological advancement in some jurisdictions is driven as much by regulatory processes as it is market demand.  This panel will explore the introduction of emerging technology in gaming markets and the factors that are impacting innovation.

Moderated by Patrick Moore, GLI Senior Director of Client Services, the panel will include:

  • Tracey Elkerton, Head of Global Compliance, Aristocrat Group
  • Steve Kastner, Executive Director - Product Compliance, IGT
  • Tina Kilmer, Vice President of Compliance, Scientific Games
3:30 p.m.                    

Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Kevin P. Mullally, Vice-President of Government Relations & General Counsel, GLI