Regulator Relations Committee
The Regulator Relations Committee assists IAGA with reaching out to gaming regulators, those who are members the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and those who are not, and develops ideas and submits recommendations to the Board of Trustees 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 Michael Fries.

          AG BURNETT is a partner with McDonald Carano where he advises regulatory agencies, federal agencies and others in meeting and crafting regulatory standards and represents gaming industry clients in navigating regulatory requirements. He is also skilled in assisting companies with their compliance programs and compliance obligations. He most recently served as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (2012-2017) and as a member of the Governor’s Gaming Policy Committee.



          MARK A. CLAYTON is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Practice. He focuses on gaming regulatory matters, including those related to land based gaming, internet gaming and the manufacturing and distribution of gaming equipment. He also counsels clients on gaming legislation and regulatory projects. He represents clients with matters concerning gaming in U.S. and international jurisdictions. Mark has wide-ranging experience in the gaming industry, and has served as an executive and as counsel for many casino corporations prior to joining the firm. He is a former member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.


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.

alt           LAURA MCALLISTER COX is Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel for Rush Street Gaming, serving in a corporate oversight capacity for Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, and Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois and the Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York. She is also responsible for the compliance function of Rush Street Interactive LLC. Laura previously held positions as a Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP focusing her practice on gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and product compliance matters and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Gaming Partners International Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of casino table game supplies.

          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. 
          ANDRE WILSENACH is the Director of ANMA Consulting, where he provides advisory services in areas of regulatory compliance and government relations. He is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa and held the positions of SVP Government Relations at BMM Testlabs; Executive Director at the International Center for Gaming Regulation (UNLV); CEO at the Alderney Gambling Control Commission; CEO at ZMS Monitoring Systems; and CEO at the Mpumalanga Gambling Control Board. André’s career in gaming goes back to 1995, when he was appointed to the South African Lotteries and Gambling Board to advise the newly elected South African government on the legalisation of gambling in South Africa. Prior to this Andre worked for Ernst & Young (SA); the Development Bank of Southern Africa; and the Africa Institute of South Africa. André is a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).