June 16, 2016 10:00 ET

Lawmakers, Operators to Address Casino Saturation at National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Summer Meeting in Boston

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2016) -  Amid the continuing expansion of casino gaming throughout the country, state legislators and gaming operators will discuss "how much is too much?" in a special panel at the July 29-31 Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States.

State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro of New Hampshire will moderate the July 29 Committee on Casinos panel that includes the following prominent speakers:

  • John Finamore, Senior Vice President, Penn National Gaming
  • Brian Hansberry, President, Delaware North, Gaming
  • Sara Rayme, Senior Vice President, American Gaming Association
  • Bobby Soper, President, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
  • John Taylor, Chairman, Twin River Management Group

The panel discussion will focus on the definition of saturation, balancing the need for fiscal revenues and the needs of operator success, the differences between types of casinos, and legal and regulatory issues in gaming states.

In addition to legislators, confirmed speakers for the NCLGS Summer Meeting include regulators, attorneys, casino operators, lottery and pari-mutuel experts, and suppliers. The public can register to attend the Summer Meeting by clicking here.

The Summer Meeting begins July 29 with topical committee meetings and sessions that cover problem gambling, casino saturation, the future of lotteries, Indian gaming, and Internet gaming, among others. Other roundtable Discussions will focus on the gaming experience in Massachusetts, gaming taxation, and gaming policy. Attendees will also be able to participate in an on-site visit to Plainridge Park, the only casino currently operating in Massachusetts.

Visit for the full program and registration, and to make reservations by July 5 at the host Boston Marriott Newton to enjoy the special NCLGS rate of $149 per night (or call 800-228-9290).

Sponsorship opportunities, as well as scholarship opportunities for legislators, are still available. Contact Melissa Triplett at or 609-926-5100 for details. The NCLGS Summer and Winter meetings are organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group.

NCLGS is a non-partisan organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. NCLGS does not support or oppose gaming, but supports effective regulation and sound state policies, and is a source of nonpartisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation. The NCLGS Foundation, the educational and research arm of NCLGS, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.