Professionals in tribal gaming and tribal health fields are invited to join us for the  second annual Tribal Summit on Responsible Gaming at the National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling to discuss innovative responsible gaming practices with key leaders from tribal entities across the United States.

The summit is also intended to provide valuable networking opportunities for tribal leaders and casino executives with responsible gambling and problem gambling advocates and treatment providers. The full-day Summit will feature forums where these and other important topics, including sports betting, will be discussed by tribal gaming industry experts, concluding with a roundtable discussion where concepts and examples of successful programs will be shared.

Summit Details:

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO  80202

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

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

Tribal Summit Schedule: 

Speakers listed as of 7/12/2019 – schedules will be updated as confirmed. *All speakers invited.



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.

Peter Alvarado, San Manuel Casino
Bill Miller, AGA
Barry Pack, Oregon Lottery
Ernie Stevens, Jr., NIGA

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.

Michael Auer, Netcon
Sophie Dean, GVC
John Millington, EPIC Risk Management
Sarah Ramanauskas, GamblingIntegrity
Jenny Lu, Optimove

11:45 am-12:00 pm

Next Steps for All Stakeholders to Safer Sports Betting

12:00 pm-1:00 pm


1:00 pm-1:30 pm

NCPG Annual Members Meeting


1:30 pm-2:00 pm

Tribal Summit on Responsible Gambling continues

30 Years Post-IGRA
Responsible Gambling – What Was the Intent And What Does the Data Reflect?

Connie Jones, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)
Valerie Spicer, Trilogy Group

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Point & Counter Point
Measuring Compact Commitments & Community NeedsModerator: Steve Hart, Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber & Christie
Panelists: Delia Carlyle, Arizona Indian Gaming Association
Diana Goode, Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
Maureen Greeley, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
Wiley Harwell, Oklahoma Association on Problem & Compulsive Gambling
Marsha Kelly, Minnesota Indian Gaming Association

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Industry Providers: Including Responsible Gaming Aspects in the Games

Denise Spada, Everi; Mark Vander Linden, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Roundtable Review: Moderators Speak Out on Session Discussions

Peter Alvarado, San Manuel Gaming Commission
Connie Jones, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers
Sarah Ramanauskas, Gambling Integrity

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Networking Reception


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