Thursday, July 18, 2019

Regulators will learn about cutting-edge responsible gambling policies and programs and will have a unique opportunity to absorb high-level perspectives from thought leaders in addition to discussing these topics with peers and colleagues. Attendance at the Roundtable will count toward the requirements for NCPG’s new Responsible Gambling Leadership Certificate.

7:00 am    Continental Breakfast included with morning session registration
12:00 pm  Lunch included with afternoon session registration


Speakers listed as of 7/12/2019



8:00 am-8:15 am

Joint Session (Triple Summit):
Safer Sports Betting Summit / Tribal Responsible Gambling Summit / Regulators Roundtable

Facing the Future: Goals of NCPG’s Safer Sports Betting Initiative

Keith Whyte, NCPG

8:15 am-9:00 am

Get NGAGE’D: Highlights from NCPG’s New National Survey Learn about results from the National Survey of Gambling Attitudes & Gambling Experiences (NGAGE) with a special focus on sports betting.

Don Feeney, Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

9:00 am-10:00 am

Sports Betting Takes the National Stage Leadership from tribal gaming, commercial casinos and state lotteries discuss the challenges and opportunities in legalized sports betting.

Moderator: Peter Alvarado, San Manuel Gaming Commission.
Panelists: Jason Giles, NIGA
Bill Miller, AGA
Barry Pack, Oregon Lottery

10:00 am-10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am-11:45 am

Is the Future of Responsible Gambling in the Old World? Innovative responsible gambling programs from European operators and vendors.
Moderator: Sarah Ramanauskas, GamblingIntegrity
Panelists: Michael Auer, Neccton
Sophie Dean, GVC
Jenny Lu, Optimove
John Millington, EPIC Risk Management

11:45 am-12:00 pm

Next Steps for All Stakeholders to Safer Sports Betting

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch and networking

1:00 pm-1:30 pm

NCPG Annual Members Meeting


1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Regulators Roundtable

Expanded Gambling & Innovative Regulation: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission developed a comprehensive approach to gambling regulation including responsible gambling. Hear from their former Chair on the challenges, benefits and lessons for regulators.

Steve Crosby, founding Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Match Fixing & Integrity:
What is the best role for gambling regulators?Moderator: Knut Walter, Scientific Affairs.
Panelists: Ludovico Calvi, GLMS
Andy Cunningham, Sportradar
Matthew Holt, US Integrity
Martin Lycka, GVC

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Advertising: Recently the UK adopted a ban on gambling advertisements during soccer games in response to regulatory concerns. Are current US gambling regulations adequate to protect consumers and prevent a backlash?

Moderator: Jamie Salsburg
Panelists: Martin Lycka, GVC
Knut Walter, Scientific Affairs

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Roundtable Review: Moderators and participants reflect on sessions.

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Networking Reception

*All speakers invited

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