Summit on Sports & Gambling

Pre-Conference Workshop
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm  Part 1
1:00 pm –   5:00 pm  Part 2

The 3rd Annual Summit on Sports & Gambling brings together thought leaders in the sports and gambling fields to review current issues, discuss next steps and provide solutions to minimize the negative impacts of gambling addiction on athletes and society.

The United States is facing the biggest potential expansion of gambling in its history with the recent Supreme Court decision on sports betting.

With the revolutionary shift in attitudes towards sports betting by the professional sports leagues and the expected action of dozens of states to pass legislation allowing sports betting, there is an urgent need to examine current consumer protection issues and prepare to mitigate problems caused by the anticipated expansion of legalized sports betting. Individuals involved in amateur and professional sports are at higher risk for gambling problems, and gambling problems are a threat to the health of athletes and to the integrity of the game.

Sports Summit Schedule: 

Speakers listed as of 6/7/18, schedules will be updated as confirmed.




Welcome by Keith Whyte, Executive Director, NCPG
Opening Remarks


Keynote: Living Las Vegas-Lessons For Other States From The Capital of Sports Betting

Dr. Kahlil Philander, University of Washington


Ohio Implications

Moderator: Amanda Blackford, Ohio Casino Control Commission

Derek Longmeier, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

10:00am to 10:30am

Networking Break


What’s Now & Next: Update on Legislation & Regulation

Moderator: Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling

Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, Dickson Wright

James Kilby, GamblingCompliance

Will Green, American Gaming Association




Adaptation/Exposure: Will Legalization Increase Gambling Problems?

Moderator: Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, Ohio Mental Health Administration

Dr. Kahlil Philander, University of Washington;

Dr. Rachel Volberg, Gemini Research


Protecting Integrity and Preventing Addiction: Responsible Gaming & Sports Betting

Moderator: Carla Tricarichi, Ohio Lottery

John English, Global Market Advisors

Lesa Densmore, LD Coaching


Networking Break


What Do We Know About Young Athletes & Gambling Problems?

Dr. Jeff Derevensky, International Center on Youth Gambling and Risk Behaviors


Wrap Up & Closing Remarks