What is your interest in serving on the Board? What skills can you bring to the Board?
As a member of the Board since 2011, I am proud of my role in assisting NCPG as it takes on a more active role in carrying out its mission. I was a member of a special committee to assist NCPG in clarifying its position regarding Fantasy Sports. I am a member of the Standards, Policy, Regulation Interest Group, which advises the NCPG on specific problem gambling (PG) issues; the Membership Committee, Conference Advisory and Program Committees and the Finance Committee. My membership on the Board and on the various committees permits me to take a leadership role in helping the gaming industry (commercial and tribal casinos, state lotteries, manufacturers, etc.) take advantage of NCPG’s resources and have a greater role in assisting NCPG with its mission while maintaining NCPG’s neutral position on legalized gambling.
What is your vision for NCPG, and what goals do you have for the organization?
Even though the gaming industry has become more involved in NCPG, I would like to see NCPG reach out to and utilize the gaming industry even more. NCPG continues to develop programs and certifications to provide more information that can be used by the industry such as best practices, casino employee training programs and a certification for the industry’s plans and efforts regarding compulsive and problem gambling.
What relevant leadership and/or committee roles have you held in NCPG, state Affiliate or related organizations?
As stated above, I was a member of a special committee to assist NCPG in clarifying its position regarding Fantasy Sports. I am a member of the Standards, Policy, Regulation Interest Group; former chair and current member of the Membership Committee; also on the Conference Advisory and Program Committees, and the Finance Committee. I have participated in numerous NCPG conferences as a speaker, moderator and attendee. Also, I was the first Director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
What ideas and experience do you have that can help NCPG grow its membership and fundraising?
As a member of the Membership Committee (and a former Chair of the Committee) growing membership is an issue that is always on my mind. I am rarely without a membership application in my purse! I am assisting the Membership Committee in reaching out to attorneys (for themselves, their individual clients and their corporate industry clients) to introduce them to NCPG programs and resources.
Do you have any personal or professional conflicts that would prevent you from engaging fully in advocacy or fundraising? If so, please describe them.
no professional conflicts but as with most organizational members I am unable to participate in lobbying.
How long have you been a member of NCPG and what led you to join initially?
I have been a member of NCPG since 2012. I have been involved with NCPG for many years prior to my membership and I think that for me, the question should be “and what took you so long to become a member”?!!
Nanette L. Horner is Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Empire Resorts, Inc. (‘Empire’) and is the Chair of Empire’s Responsible Gaming Committee. Prior to her employment with Empire, Ms. Horner worked in the Office of Chief Counsel assigned to the Bureau of Licensing of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and was named its first Director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling. She is on the Board of NCPG and is Chair of its Membership Committee. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden where she taught Casino Law.
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