Regulator Relations Committee
The Regulator Relations Committee assists IAGA with reaching out to gaming regulators and gaming regulator associations including the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) to foster stronger relationships between IAGA and regulators, including attendance and participation at IAGA’s conferences and other events. The Committee is co-chaired by Laura McAllister Cox and CJ Fisher.

          LAURA MCALLISTER COX is Chief Compliance Officer of Rush Street Interactive, L.P. overseeing compliance strategy including in the areas of regulatory, anti-money laundering, technical compliance and responsible gaming. She formerly served as Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel for Rush Street Gaming, serving in a corporate oversight capacity related to legal and compliance matters and serves as a member of the Internal Audit and Compliance Committee for the Rivers Casinos in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Des Plaines, Illinois and Schenectady, New York. She previously held positions as a Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP focusing her practice on gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and product compliance matters, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Gaming Partners International Corporation.


CJ FISHER is a partner in the Atlantic City office of Fox Rothschild LLP. He advises individuals and entities in a wide range of gaming licensing, regulatory and compliance matters, and has represented clients before various gaming regulatory agencies, including in New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York. He has also successfully represented casino operators in competitive license bids in several domestic and international jurisdictions.




KATHERINE BAKER is a partner in the Boston office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.  She developed the gaming practice at the firm and represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels. A primary focus of her practice is assisting casino gaming, sports betting, and fantasy sports operators, vendors, and entrepreneurs to navigate the state and federal commercial and tribal gaming landscape, including leveraging FinTech solutions. In addition, Katherine is one of a small group of attorneys with expertise in all aspects of the Massachusetts initiative petition process, including gaming initiatives. Katherine co-founded the Women in FinTech (WinFin) affinity group at the firm and writes and speaks on the intersection between gaming regulation and FinTech.

          VASILIOS CHRISOS, a Principal with PwC's Financial Crimes Unit, has 20+ years experience assisting companies on all aspects of financial crime compliance, AML and sanctions matters. He has assisted casino operators with implementing comprehensive, risk-based AML and sanctions compliance programs, including executing enhanced due diligence for higher-risk patrons and investigating suspicious levels of play. He serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

          TRACEY ELKERTON is Chief Compliance Officer for the Aristocrat Group and has more than 20 years’ experience in gaming industry compliance.  In this role her responsibilities include corporate and key person licensing, regulatory compliance, product compliance, corporate governance and and non-gaming compliance frameworks such as Anti-Bribery and Corruption and AML.

          TRAVIS FOLEY is Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer, and Executive Vice President - North America for BMM Testlabs, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Service Delivery teams in North America and Canada. Most recently he spent over 13 years with the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Technology Division where he was involved in the creation of regulations and standards for new technologies such as server-based gaming, system supported gaming, and mobile gaming.


ROBERT T. FONTAINE serves as Deputy General Counsel for Gaming at the Virginia Lottery, where his responsibilities include development of the regulatory structure for the Commonwealth’s sports betting and casino gambling programs. Bob works closely with the lottery’s Gaming Compliance division on regulatory development, interpretation, and enforcement. Just prior to his appointment in 2020, Bob had a long career in the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, where he served for 12 years as Principal Counsel to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. While in this last position, Bob worked to maintain the state’s traditional lottery program while developing its casino, commercial instant bingo, and skills-based amusement device regulations. He also served as counsel to the commission that selected the operators of Maryland’s six casinos.

          MICHAEL FRIES is Vice President, Gaming & Lottery Regulatory Affairs and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Scientific Games where he is responsible for the administration and management of the Regulatory and Licensing sections of the Compliance Department for Scientific Games and its Gaming, Lottery and Interactive business segments. Mike supports the Chief Compliance Officer at Scientific Games in all matters, including adhering to the company’s Compliance Plan and advising on regulatory issues. Before joining Scientific Games, Mike was Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., a regional casino operator. Prior to joining Isle of Capri, Mike worked at the Illinois Gaming Board from 2001 to 2010 and was General Counsel from 2005 to 2010. Mike graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1986. He practiced law in Chicago from 1986 to 2001.

          MARVIN HANNA is the Director of Legal at the Bermuda Gaming Commission where he advises on a wide range of statutory, gaming licensing and compliance matters.  He is assisting the Commission as they establish Bermuda’s burgeoning casino gaming industry and betting sector. He has previously served as Associate Counsel at a Bermuda based law practice where he advised clients in the Betting sector on licencing and compliance matters. In addition, he previously served as an advisor to the Government of Bermuda on betting matters, during the country’s National Risk Assessment. Marvin is originally from the Bahamas and has been admitted to practice law in England and Wales, The Bahamas and Bermuda.

          STEPHEN MARTINO is Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, MGM Resorts Intl. and directs MGM Resorts International's compliance with federal and state requirements for gaming activity and financial transactions. He has oversight of MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas and throughout the United States. In his role, he draws on a dozen years of experience in the casino, interactive, lottery and pari-mutuel gaming industries. 
          CHRISTINE MASINO is the Senior Director of Regulatory Compliance with IGT. Her responsibilities include global oversight of IGT’s broad license portfolio, as well as focusing on regulatory matters in over 300 North American gaming jurisdictions. With over 15 years’ in the gaming industry, Ms. Masino has experience across multiple areas of gaming, including slot machines and video lottery terminals, casino and central systems, internet and mobile gaming, and sports wagering.

          KEVIN MULLALLY is Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel for Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and is responsible for all risk management policies and supervision of all outside attorneys and consultants. He is GLI’s elected and appointed officials liaison and interacts with regulatory agencies, organizations developing gaming and casino policy and executives of equipment manufacturers, lotteries, pari-mutuel wagering facilities, social gaming firms and casino operators.