Monday, October 2

10 – 10:05 a.m.

Opening / Welcome

10:05 – 11 a.m.

What Does the Constantly Shifting Gaming Landscape
Mean for the Regulated Gaming Industry?
As technology advances, so does gaming. There are so many ways to play: social, e-Sports, DFS, virtual reality and more. This session will focus on these new ways to play, and how they’re creating challenges for regulators, operators and others.

  • Get an overview of the many threats – and opportunities – you will inevitably face as the lines are blurred between gaming and gambling; and
  • Understand why business as usual won’t get it done in the new gaming environment.
Moderated by Kevin Mullally, Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel for GLI, the panelists include:
  • Mark Clayton, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Anika Howard, Senior Director, Product Marketing for Mobile, PlaySpot and North America Sports Betting, IGT
  • Mark Ostrowski, Administrator, Illinois Gaming Board
  • George Rover, Founder, Rover Strategic Advisors
  • Seth Schorr, CEO - Fifth Street Gaming and Chairman - Downtown Grand

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Data privacy, data security and event response in today’s digital gaming environment
Given the high penetration of intelligent electronic gaming products, there are now a myriad of data privacy and security issues faced by operators and regulators. New gaming products and services incorporate location technology within consumer smartphones, giving organizations the ability to continually gather player behavioral data and use it for personalized, targeted marketing and future product and service development. This panel will evaluate issues such as: 

  • What are the hidden dangers and threats posed by this unprecedented wealth of data?
  • What regulations are in place to address these issues currently, and what else needs to be done to protect the operators and players?
  • What are best practices for dealing with a data breach event? 
Moderated by Mark Hemmerle, Vice President - Legal and Compliance for Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, the panelists include: 
  • Tim Richards, Senior Vice President - Payments Innovations, Everi
  • John Toney, Senior Manager- Forensic Technology & Discover Services, Ernst & Young
  • Paige Younkins, Vice President and Managing Counsel, Scientific Games
  • Brian Cottengim, Vice President – Technology and Innovation, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions
 12:15 – 1:45 pm.  Lunch Break
1:45 – 3 p.m.

AML and Financial Crime Compliance

AML/Financial Crime Compliance is an ongoing concern. It’s critical that you stay up-to-the-minute with key developments, news and changes that effect day-to-day operations and impact the future of the industry. This feature speaker and follow-up panel discussion will focus on regulatory concerns, recent legislation, violations and more. You’ll be brought up to date and understand the implications of:

  • Casino compliance standards;
  • Recent legislative changes;
  • Regulatory oversight/concern; and
  • Recent incidents of note.

Featured Speaker:  
John J. Byrne, Esq., Executive Vice President, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

Followed by a panel moderated by Laura McAllister Cox, IAGA Vice President & Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel for Rush Street Gaming, the panelists include: 

  • Veronica Agpaoa, Enforcement Officer-Money Service Businesses and Casino Section, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Enforcement Division, FinCEN
  • Patrick D. Martin, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Ohio Casino Control Commission
  • Vasilios Chrisos, Principal – Financial Crimes Unit, PwC
  • Jason Carmen, Casino Group Manager—Specialty Exam BSA, Internal Revenue Service
  • Elizabeth Tranchina, Vice President & Legal Counsel, Pinnacle Entertainment
3:15 – 4 p.m.

The Highs and Lows of Marijuana Legalization—Part II.
This session will follow up on issues raised at the IAGA gaming summit, where a panel evaluated the growing legalization of marijuana for medical, retail and recreational use, and the wide range of related compliance, employment and ethical issues that result. In states like Nevada, marijuana legalization has created a federal versus state law issue, as the Nevada Gaming Control Board won’t license individuals who run medical marijuana dispensaries, because even though it’s now legal in Nevada, it’s still illegal under Federal law. The panel will address the additional issues raised including: 

  • Can you not hire someone who tests positive for marijuana use when it’s legal?
  • The numerous gaming licensing issues you’ll face and what to do about them.
Moderated by William Bogot, a Partner with Fox Rothschild, the panelists include:
  • Flavio Quintana, Director of Gaming, Colorado Department of Revenue 
  • Terry Johnson, Board Member, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Steve Martino, Chief Compliance Officer, MGM Resorts International
  • Sean McGuinness, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Responsible Gaming for Operators and Manufacturers
This session is from the operator/manufacturer perspective. Learn from jurisdictions around the world who have implemented much broader RG initiatives. This featured speaker and follow-up panel discussion will examine:

  • The responsibility of manufacturing companies when they’re creating new technologies to attract next-generation players;
  • The growth of skill-based and social games and the need for RG awareness and support;and
  • The impact of convenience payment methods and whether they can help identify vulnerable players.

Featured Speaker:
Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Caesars Entertainment

Followed by a panel moderated by John Hagan, Partner - Harris Hagan, and Deputy Chairman of GamCare, the panelists include: 

  • Sonja Bauer, Group General Manager – Responsible Gaming, Crown Resorts
  • Elizabeth Cronan, Senior Director of Gaming Policy, American Gaming Association (AGA)
  • Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President of Global Industry Affairs, MGM Resorts International
  • Connie Jones, Director of Responsible Gaming, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)