Indiana, New York Senators Join Expert Panel to Examine Igaming at East Coast Gaming Congress, April 19-20

Atlantic City, NJ – Internet casino gaming far outperforms sports betting in states where both forms of gambling are offered, but only six states have launched igaming. An expert panel will focus why states have been slow to adopt igaming at the 21st annual East Coast Gaming Congress, April 19-20 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

Igaming: Is 2023 the Year?” will feature four gaming industry leaders, including legislators from the critical states of New York and Indiana, who will examine the future of this gaming channel – including efforts by sports betting operators who recognize that the ability to engage in both forms of gaming on the same app produces outsized revenues for the operators and the host states. The speakers at this  April 19 session are:

  • Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Chair, New York State Senate’s Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering
  • John Connelly, Chief Executive Officer, Interblock 
  • Senator Jon Ford, Indiana State Senator and President of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States
  • Howard Glaser, Global Head of Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel, Light & Wonder

In addition to the igaming session, 10 industry CEOs are scheduled to present their views on current gaming issues at the ECGC. There also will be panel discussions, a networking reception at Hard Rock’s DAER Nightclub and an “Until we Meet Again” reception to conclude the two-day event.

Other panel topics focusing on issues facing the industry include:

  • Sports Betting: What’s Next? 
  • Distributed Gaming: Regulated and Otherwise
  • The View from Wall Street 
  • Gaming’s Omnichannel Future

The two-day conference is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law; Spectrum Gaming Group; Playdoit and SI Sports Book. 

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For conference information and to register, visit www.ECGC.US.

About the organizers and producers:

Cooper Levenson: The Gaming and iGaming Law practice group of Cooper Levenson deals with virtually every level and variety of multi-jurisdiction casino law: iGaming law, sports wagering, licensure, compliance issues, equipment approval and administrative proceedings are just a few of the types of matters handled for clients around the globe. Cooper Levenson is a full-service law firm since 1957, with 70 attorneys and offices in New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Florida, and New York. Visit

Spectrum Gaming Group: Spectrum Gaming is an independent research and consulting firm that has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 43 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Visit Spectrum at

PlayDoit: PlayDoit is a Mexican-based online sportsbook and casino that has been in operations since 2014. PlayDoit has amassed nearly a million active users and hold numerous sponsorships with ESPNDeportes, LigaMX teams, and many more. The company boasts one of the world’s most innovative gaming platforms, offering the most competitive odds and fastest payment methods. PlayDoit is directly responsible for the creation of licensing standards and requirements in Mexico, working with regulators to adopt strict protocols, responsibilities, and procedures to ensure consumer protection, anti-money laundering compliance, and responsible gaming development.

SI Sportsbook: SI Sportsbook was formed as part of an exclusive partnership between 888 Holdings, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies, and Sports Illustrated, a staple of the US sports landscape with its award-winning journalism, colorful photography, and annual swimsuit issue. SI Sportsbook aims to provide consumers with a sportsbook that is built for US sports fans and powered by 888’s innovative in-house platform.

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