ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The limited rollout of igaming in the United States contrasts sharply with the rollout of sports betting. Whereas 30 jurisdictions launched sports betting within 3½ years of the Supreme Court overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018 – including 21 that offer digital betting – only six states have launched internet gaming since it began in 2013. One reason for the states’ caution toward igaming may be their concern for their casinos. Is such concern justified? Why the slow rollout of igaming? Will the rapid adoption of digital sports betting speed up the adoption of igaming?
Sherry Amos, a Principal with Spectrum Gaming Hospitality Group, will moderate a panel discussion of these issues at the East Coast Gaming Congress, September 21-23 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Joining her on the “Whither Igaming” panel are:
- Howard Glaser, Global Head of Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel, Light & Wonder
- Jeffrey Millar, Commercial Director, North America, Evolution
- Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Rush Street Interactive
- Luisa Woods, Vice President, Marketing, Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North
The conference will kick off with an opening reception on Wednesday. There also will be three keynote addresses during the conference and a networking cocktail party on Thursday evening.
Additional panel discussions will focus on issues facing the industry, including:
- Sports Betting: Which Model is Working Best?
- Is Gaming Growing Responsibly?
- The Best Things in Gaming Right Now Are …
- State Regulators: Keeping Their Promise to Keep Pace?
- The Northeast Cauldron
- Creating One Industry: Lotteries, Gaming
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The full conference schedule and registration is at www.ecgc.us. ECGC is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law; Spectrum Gaming Group; Esports Entertainment Group; and Sports Illustrated Sportsbook.
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 www.cooperlevenson.com.
Spectrum Gaming Group is an independent research and consulting firm that performs advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, suppliers, investors, regulators, government agencies and legislatures. Spectrum has worked in 43 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Visit Spectrum at www.spectrumgaming.com.
Esports Entertainment Group (NASDAQ: GMBL) (EEG) is a full-service esports and online betting company. EEG focuses on three verticals: Games, iGaming, and Technology. EEG Games provides a wide array of services and infrastructure for businesses to engage esports and gaming communities around the world including Esports Gaming League (EGL), which hosts a community of more than 350,000 gamers on its proprietary tournament platform EGL.tv. EEG iGaming includes a number of award-winning brands covering traditional online sports book wagering needs as well as a multinational casino operator. EEG Technology builds next-generation platforms, features, and services for Millennials, Gen Z consumers, and brands looking to connect with these demographics. EEG has offices in New Jersey, the UK, Malta and Estonia. For more information, visit https://esportsentertainmentgroup.com/ 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. SI Sportsbook offers users in Michigan, Virginia, and Colorado unique features like full length articles integrated within the sportsbook app and our national Perfect 10 Free to Play game. https://www.sisportsbook.com/