G2E 2023 IAGA Best Practices Institute
Monday, October 9

9 a.m.

North America Regulator Talks
In a rapidly evolving market, regulators must constantly evaluate how to address the changing needs of consumers, licensees and their jurisdiction. Featuring top regulators from North American markets, this session will provide thought-provoking insight into how they are approaching issues like privacy laws clashing with personal data requirements, the rapid growth of artificial intelligence and its potential use, keeping pace with growing risks from technology changes, addressing the shifting sands of suitability, and an ever increasing focus on responsible gambling.

Moderated by Bill Downey, a Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the panelists include:

  • Marcus Fruchter, Administrator, Illinois Gaming Control Board
  • Kirk Hendrick, Chair, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Cathy Judd-Stein, Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • David Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

 10 a.m.

International Regulator Talks
In this multifaceted session, hear from regulators overseeing key markets outside the U.S. regarding issues of primary focus in their respective jurisdictions. Top regulators will share opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from navigating dynamic marketplaces.

Moderated by John Hagan, Managing Partner for Harris Hagan, the panelists include:

  • Caroline Kongwa, Chief Strategic Adviser, The National Gambling Board of South Africa
  • Tim Miller, Executive Director, UK Gambling Commission

 11 a.m.

The Impact of Macro Economic Trends on Global Gaming
With lingering concerns about inflation, stagflation and a potential global recession still at the forefront of many gaming industry discussions, much can be learned from evaluating historic macroeconomic trends and how they’ve impacted industry performance and profitability. Featuring an impressive lineup of related experts, this panel will examine the impact major historic economic cycles have had on global gaming, exploring lessons learned and considering the operational and regulatory threats that resulted. Next, they’ll explore the impact rapidly shifting geopolitics can have on operations, planning and profitability, and finally will consider the long term steps the industry can take to hedge against future risks.

Moderated by Cory Morowitz, a Partner with GGH Morowitz, the panelists include:

  • Michael Lawton, CPM, Senior Economic Analyst - Administration Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Stephen Miller, Professor of Economics and Director of Research, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research 
  • Sven Stumbauer, Partner, Grant Thornton
1:30 p.m.

Emerging Global Financial Crime Trends 
With financial crime an ever-present consideration, global gaming operators must constantly evaluate how to protect their operations from the threats posed by money laundering, corruption, sanctions, fraud and more. Led by an impressive group of financial crime and risk experts, this discussion will provide an update on global financial crime trends, followed by a thought-provoking look into preventative measures to deal with emerging considerations, such as cashless gaming, frictionless KYC, and the use of data analytics and generative AI. 

Moderated by Vas Chrisos, a Partner with PwC, the panelists include:

  • Greg Brower, Chief Compliance Officer, Wynn Resorts
  • Barak Cohen, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Elise Lebourg | Senior Manager | Forensic & Integrity Services | Assurance Services, Ernst & Young
  • Mike McCabe, Chief Compliance Officer, Delaware North