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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
1:00 pm

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7:00 pm
Registration
2:00 pm

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2:10 pm
Welcome
2:10 pm

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2:30 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 1: Anna Sainsbury, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, GeoComply
2:35 pm

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3:25 pm
Panel topic: Competitive-Climate Change: Gaming Heats Up in Eastern US

The Mid-Atlantic region has been the most hotly competitive gaming market in the United States for decades, and that competition is expected to heat up in coming months, as gaming in the New York City region expands. This will likely prompt even more competition, considering the ever-present prospect of gaming in the Meadowlands. At the same time, new gaming verticals are arising throughout the region, with the expansion of igaming in markets from Maryland to New York and elsewhere. How will existing markets respond, and what should states do to protect and potentially grow their existing forms of gaming?

Moderator: Joe Weinert, Spectrum Gaming Group

  • Sen. Joe Addabbo, State Senator, State of New York
  • Rob Norton, President, Cordish Gaming Group
  • Mark Giannantonio, President & Chief Executive Officer, Resorts Atlantic City
  • Stacey Rowland, Chairperson, New York Gaming Association
  • Gina Smith, Deputy Director of Gaming Compliance, Virginia Lottery
3:25 pm

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3:55 pm
Networking break
4:00 pm

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4:50 pm
Gaming and Technology: Friends, Foes or Both?

As emerging technologies continue to roil the gaming industry and alter social norms, what ground rules need to be set? From unregulated slot machines at convenience stores to illegal websites, how can the regulated, licensed gaming industry address these challenges? Will digital gaming cannibalize or create opportunities for gaming operators and lotteries, as well as other stakeholders? Will technology create opportunities to capture a broader, younger demographic? Can regulators keep pace? Who will win and who will lose in this rapidly changing business environment? This panel will answer these and other questions in this critical, topical forum.

Moderator: Lynne Levin Kaufman, Partner, Cooper Levenson

  • Jeff Morris, Vice President – Public Affairs, Penn Entertainment
  • Javier Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, Bettorview
  • Brad Cummings, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EQL Games
  • Travis Foley, Executive Vice President, BMM Test Labs
  • Kevin O’Toole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
4:55 pm

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5:45 pm
Igaming, ilottery, Lottery Courier: Finding Cooperation Amidst Competition

Lotteries across the US and around the world face an unprecedented smorgasbord of opportunities and challenges. The opportunities include the expansion of ilottery and courier services, while the challenges include issues regarding competition from igaming to the expansion of games of skill. How will this be sorted out? As lotteries are increasingly becoming a gaming vertical, the entire gaming industry needs to understand this evolution. What role will regulators play, particularly in the states in which the same agency regulates gaming and lottery? How can the concerns of lottery retailers and other stakeholders be addressed? What creative solutions can be offered, and what are the opportunities and challenges that such solutions present?

Moderator: Katie Roberts, Gaming Vice President – Digital, MVB Bank

  • James Schultz, EVP of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Scientific Games
  • May Scheve-Reardon, VP of Government Relations, Pollard Banknote and former Director of Missouri Lottery
  • Michael Shillan, Chief Executive Officer, WOW Lottery Ventures LLC
  • Drew Svitko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Lottery
  • Yael Harel Hertz, Chief Executive Officer, The Lotter Group
6:00 pm

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8:00 pm
Welcome Cocktail Party - Council Oak, Hard Rock

“Honoring the Legacy of Steve Norton”
Sponsored by: The Norton Family
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Thursday, April 18, 2024
7:00 am

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3:00 pm
Registration
7:00 am

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9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:15 am

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8:30 am
Welcome: Mayor Marty Small, Sr., City of Atlantic City
Update from the Chair: James Plousis, Chairman, NJ Casino Control Commission
8:30 am

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8:50 am
Update from the Industry: A Conversation with: Bill Miller, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Gaming Association
8:55 am

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9:40 am
Responsible Gaming: Whose Responsibility?

“Responsible gaming,” “problem gambling” and “safer gaming” have emerged from the shadows of the gaming lexicon and are now central to any discussion of gaming policy. Legislators, regulators, operators and suppliers all recognize that an issue that is centuries old is now central to the expansion and authorization of all forms of digital gaming. What lessons have the public and private sectors learned? What do policy leaders need to understand, and what more needs to be done to ensure proper protections in the era of digital gaming?

Moderator: Shawn Fluharty, Representative, West Virginia House of Delegates & President of NCLGS

  • Jonathan Aiwazian, Chief Executive Officer, IDPair
  • Carolyn Hawley, President, Virginia Council on Problem Gambling
  • Alison Kutler, Head of Responsible Gaming, FanDuel
  • Jamie McKelvey, Deputy Attorney General, NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement
9:45 am

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10:05 am
Industry Leader Presentation 2: James Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Hard Rock International & Seminole Gaming
10:10 am

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10:30 am
Industry Leader Presentation 3: David Cordish, Chairman, The Cordish Companies
10:35 am

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11:05 am
Networking Break
11:05 am

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11:25 am
Industry Leader Presentation 4: Jay Dorris, President & Chief Executive Officer, PCI Gaming Authority
11:30 am

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11:50 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 5: Tim Drehkoff, Chief Executive Officer, Rush Street Gaming
11:55 am

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12:15 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 6: Soo Kim, Chairman, Bally’s Corporation
12:20 pm

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1:45 pm
Keynote Luncheon
Lifetime Achievement Award: David Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Sponsored by: Visit Atlantic City
1:45 pm

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2:05 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 7: Audrey Oswell, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantis
2:10 pm

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2:30 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 8: Ray Pineault, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Gaming
2:35 pm

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2:55 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 9: Thomas Reeg, Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Entertainment
3:00 pm

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3:20 pm
Industry Leader Presentation 10: Jay Snowden, Chief Executive Officer, PENN Entertainment
3:25 pm

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4:10 pm
Betting on Gaming: Where Are Investors Looking?

A panel of investors and sell-side analysts will discuss future opportunities in gaming, examining both the geographic opportunities and the emerging gaming verticals. Topics will include examining the potential impact of tax rates, new technologies and expanding competition. What are investors seeking, and what are they avoiding? Will emerging operators and suppliers compete effectively with larger, established organizations for capital, and who will win?

Moderator: Jacques Cornet, Partner, ICR

  • Lloyd Danzig | Managing Partner | Sharp Alpha Advisors
  • Eric J. Green | Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager | Penn Capital
  • Robert Heller | Chief Executive Officer | Spectrum Gaming Capital
  • David Katz | Managing Director | Jefferies LLC
  • Adam C. Rosenberg | Senior Advisor – Gaming & Leisure | Blackstone
4:15 pm

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5:00 pm
“Until We Meet Again” Reception

ECGC Concludes