Safer Sports Betting Summit

Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, July 17 & 18, 2019

The National Council on Problem Gambling brings together leaders in sports and gambling to discuss how to reduce the risk of gambling problems associated with sports betting.

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

Summit Schedule: 

Speakers listed as of 7/12/2019



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch and networking

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Welcoming Remarks/Overview

Keith Whyte, NCPG

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Media Matters: Discussion of betting odds used to be prohibited in sports broadcasts, but as ESPN and others develop daily shows focused on gambling what is their role in protecting viewers or providing responsible gambling?

David Fucillo, SB Nation/Vox Media
Jamie Salsburg

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Prevention of Gambling Problems Among Athletes: Overview of why athletes are at greater risk for developing gambling problems and strategies used to protect athletes from harm

Julie Hynes, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Getting Real: Hearing from former elite college and professional athletes in recovery from gambling addiction.

Randy Livingston, LivOn Basketball

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Treatment of Gambling Problems Among Athletes

Dr. Tim Fong, UCLA Medical School

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Does Betting on Sports Lead to More Gambling Problems? Examine a recent large survey that shows those who already spend money in gaming or engage in sports betting are more likely to be “at-risk” gamblers.

Ki Park & Eric Preuss, Iowa Department of Public Health

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Gambling & Wellness Among College Student Athletes: Highlights from the NCAA surveys of student athlete gambling behavior.

Dr. Jeff Derevensky, McGill University
John Parsons, NCAA

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking reception



7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and networking

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 Casino
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
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

For information on more sessions available for Thursday afternoon, please visit the Pre-Conference Workshops page

For information on how to become a sponsor for the Safer Sports Betting Summit, download the brochure here.