Wednesday,  June 21   –  General Sessions
9 - 10 a.m. 

Ethics Session #1: Operationalizing Privacy: the View From Both Inside the Organization and Outside Legal Counsel
The data security and privacy regulatory landscape is evolving quickly, requiring specific expertise to identify and address business and legal risks. This is especially true for global gaming organizations, many of which collect, process, and store various types of information, including personal information.  Our panel will provide attendees with a high-level organizational framework for managing key areas related to developing a robust data security and privacy by design strategy while addressing the changing legal and regulatory landscape with business growth and innovation in mind. Providing both an in-house and outside legal counsel perspective, we will discuss the importance of identifying, prioritizing, and assessing unique vulnerabilities to gaming organizations, including a review of the evolving international and US state privacy regulatory requirements and key factors for third-party management.  We will also discuss the importance of documentation relating to information privacy, security, risk management, ethical considerations, and human resources. We will also provide attorneys with an overview of the legal requirements and industry guidelines that govern law firms and attorneys as they grapple this ever-changing landscape and provide a review of ethics in action.  Attendees will walk away with a practical understanding of how to involve key stakeholders at various points in the compliance program development process and the importance of understanding the balance of business operations and data security and privacy requirements as it relates to their organization, employees, attorney ethical obligations, and the overall data security and compliance culture within an organization.

Presented by: 

  • Nancy Ramirez Ayala, Esq., Vice President of Legal, Rush Street Interactive 
  • Jordan L. Fisher, Partner, Constancy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
 10 - 10:05 a.m.

Opening Comments & Keynote Address Introduction

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Dan Carpenter, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The future of iGaming in the US and Its Legal and Regulatory Challenges 
As more US states explore legalizing online casino offerings and operators and suppliers around the world express strong interest in entering what they see as a highly lucrative potential iGaming market, many continue to wonder what’s holding US iGaming back. Featuring a diverse mix of industry regulators, operators, suppliers and legal experts, this panel will explore the real and speculated expansion iGaming opportunities that lie ahead and will evaluate what hurdles exist to its legalization.  

Moderated by Paul Wierbicki, General Counsel fir Rush Street Interactive, the panelists include:

  • Sam Basile, Vice President of Business Development & Licensing, GeoComply
  • Mike Fries, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Light & Wonder
  • Steve Kastner, Vice President of PlayDigital Compliance, IGT
  • Luke Rippee, Deputy Chief – Investigations Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Rumors, Speculation and Innuendo: the Current State of Potential Expansion Opportunities in Global Gaming
Whether it’s sports betting in California or casinos in New York City, Brazil, Mexico and other Latin American jurisdictions as massive market opportunities or thoughts of legalized gaming in Thailand, the global gaming map is continually being redrawn with emerging and expanding market opportunities. Featuring regional experts from Asia Pac, Latin America, the US and EMEA, this panel will take a look at near-term opportunities, discuss the hurdles impeding progress and discuss the realities behind gaming expansion in areas like the middle east and Asia.

Moderated by Rui Pinto Proenca, Managing Partner for MdME, the panelists include: 

  • Alfredo Lazcano, Chair, Lazcano Samano, S.C.
  • Morten Ronde, Managing Partner, Nordic Gambling
  • Pedro Trengrouse, Senior Partner, Trengrouse Gonçalves Advogados
  • Loretta Tuell, Principal, Tuell Law
 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Keynote: White Paper on Gambling Reform in Britain Overview & Next Steps

Ben Dean, Director - Sport and Gambling, United Kingdom Department of Culture, Media and Sport

1:45  - 2:45 p.m.

The Long-Awaited White Paper on Gambling Reform in Britain
After nearly 30 months, six Gambling Ministers, three Prime Ministers, two Monarchs, 16,000 responses, several leaks, a World Cup and a global pandemic, this panel considers what the publication of the White Paper tells us about the future of the regulated market for betting and gaming in Britain.

Moderated by Dan Waugh from Regulus Partners, the panelists include:

  • Ben Dean, Director - Sport and Gambling, UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport
  • Antony Gevisser, Senior Vice President - Legal & Operational Affairs, Super Group
  • Andrew Herd, Managing Director, Lancashire Court Capital Ltd
  • Wes Himes, Executive Director, United Kingdom Betting & Gaming Council 
  • Helen Rhodes, Director of Major Projects, Gambling Commission of Great Britain
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

The Current State of Industry M&A 
With M&A activity expected to continue in the sector, keeping up to date on current transaction trends and challenges is critical. Featuring a wide range of transaction experts, our panelists will first consider some of the key takeaways and lessons learned from deals that have taken place over the past year and address issues encountered in heavily-regulated markets like the UK and US. Next, they’ll scan the horizon to consider what potential M&A activity might lie ahead in the next three to five years, including potential opportunities that might arise in markets that are pre-regulated or at the early stages of regulation. 

Moderated by Bahar Alaeddini, a Partner with Harris Hagan, the panelists include: 

  • Evan Kanter, Partner, Jones Day
  • Paul RichardsonPartner, Partis Solutions 
  • Sonia Vermeys, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Daniel Vyravipillai, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Division 
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Leading the Way: the Next Generation
of Safer Gambling and Responsible Gaming Measures
Developing and implementing effective responsible gaming measures that promote a safe gambling experience is critical to the sustainability of the global gaming industry. With central goals intended to protect the young and vulnerable by preventing underage gambling and ensure that players enjoy gambling as a form of entertainment, this panel will consider safer gambling approaches from around the world, highlighting best practices and key innovations. They will also discuss the vexed concept of affordability and the single customer view, and consider how technology can assist in promoting a safer, more effective responsible gaming environment.

Moderated by Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow – Responsible Gaming, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the panelists include:

  • Charles Cohen, Founder and CEO, Department of Trust
  • Arthur Paikowsky, President, International Center for Responsible Gaming 
  • Tiina Siltanen, General Manager, Casino Helsinki & Tampere 
  • Matt Zarb-Cousin,Co-founder of Gamban & Director of Clean Up Gambling

Evening Events    –    Tuesday General Sessions    –    Thursday General Sessions