International Gaming Summit Conference Program Committee
The Conference Program Committee
plans and coordinates the IAGA International Gaming Conference program, recruits as speakers key gaming industry leaders and regulators from around the world, and ensures that each year's topics address cutting edge and current issues involving all facets of the gaming industry and the regulation of gaming.


alt           SANTIAGO ASENSI  is the Managing Partner of ASENSI and is an expert attorney in Gaming & Gambling Law in Spain and Latin America. Asensi represents most of the major operators and gaming services providers, being deeply involved in all the regulatory developments carried out for this industry. Santiago is included in the Global Gaming & Gambling section of the leading publication Chambers Global. Asensi has been awarded this prestigious inclusion within “Band 1” from 2009 to 2013, and in the editions 2014, 2015 & 2016, Santiago has been ranked as “Star Individual.
 
         

JENNIFER CARLETON, an attorney with Howard & Howard, was previously a Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, and counseled clients on corporate and regulatory matters, focusing on the licensing of deal structures and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and public finance. Jennifer has developed a unique multi-jurisdictional gaming practice, assisting clients with casino operations in numerous U.S. states, advising investors in gaming companies that hold licenses worldwide, and facilitating negotiations with Indian gaming operators.

         

DR. WULF HAMBACH is one of the founding partners of Hambach & Hambach. He regularly publishes articles in national and international legal media. Furthermore, he is a co-publisher and one of the authors of the legal commentary “Glücks- und Gewinnspielrecht in den Medien” (Gambling and Sweepstakes Law in the Media, C.H. Beck Verlag). Dr. Hambach is a sought-after lecturer at leading international conferences and board adviser of leading internet service companies. 

         

HARPER KO joined Everi in December 2017 and has direct responsibility for all of Everi’s legal and regulatory compliance affairs. Her extensive background and expertise in corporate legal and regulatory compliance in the casino gaming industry includes various legal positions with gaming equipment suppliers and casino operators. Prior to joining Everi, Harper served as Deputy General Counsel for Gaming for Scientific Games.

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SEAN MCGUINNESS is a Partner with Butler Snow, practices in the firm’s Gaming Industry Team. His practice focuses primarily on commercial gaming matters in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi, as well tribal gaming matters. He has also experience with gaming bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sean practiced gaming law for 15 years at a law firm in their Reno, Las Vegas and Denver offices. Sean was Vice President and General Counsel for The Resort at Summerlin, which was owned by Swiss Casinos (1997-2001), and had a private gaming law practice in Mississippi (1994-1997) and served as Compliance Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission (1992-1993). Sean got his start in the gaming industry as a law clerk for the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission.

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ANDRE WILSENACH is the Executive Director of International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, he was the Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. He has a long-standing career in gaming going back 23 years when he became a member of a Commission appointed by the Mandela government to investigate the legalization of gaming in South Africa. Following the completion of the Commission's report, he was appointed CEO of the Mpumalanga Gaming Board whilst serving on the National Gambling Board of South Africa. Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom to join the Alderney Commission, he was the first CEO of Zonke Monitoring Systems, a private company established to render electronic monitoring services to the National Gambling Board of South Africa. He is also a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators.