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 chaired by CJ Fisher who is supported by co-chairs Robert Fontaine and James Maida.


CJ FISHER, Chair 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.

          ROBERT T. FONTAINE, Co-Chair, 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.

          JAMES MAIDA, Co-Chair, is President and CEO of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) a global gaming testing and consulting company with 24 locations with more than 1,500 employees. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous gaming cased on both the federal and state level, including appearances before the U.S. Congress. Among his multiple accolades, he has received the New Jersey Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, received the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association with its prestigious Modern-Day Warrior Award, has been inducted into the AGA Gaming Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame, and has been named one of the most influential people in gaming.

          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.

          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.

          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.