December 16, 2015 14:31 ET

Tribal Gaming to Be Addressed at the NCLGS 2016 Winter Conference, January 8-10

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2015) -  Four of the most prominent voices in Indian gaming will share their insights before state legislators at the Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), which takes place January 8-10 at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando.

The experts will cover such topics as assessing the economic impacts of Indian gaming (both compacted and non-compacted operations), balancing tribal and commercial operations in same state, and legal issues including federal recognition, the National Indian Gaming Commission, sovereignty, and bankruptcy.

The four presenters are:

  • Daniel Little, Vice President of Government Relations, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
  • Sheila Morago, ‎Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
  • E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, Associate Commissioner, NIGC
  • Valerie Spicer, Executive Director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association

"The collective knowledge from this panel is outstanding," said NCLGS' president, Rep. Helene Keeley (DE). "Legislators and conference attendees can expect to gain a deep understanding of the critical issues in Indian gaming from this extraordinary group of presenters."

The NCLGS conference examines topical gaming issues of primary concern to legislators, and includes panel presentations that provide a variety of viewpoints. The NCLGS meetings provide a vital forum to directly address legislators on issues that industry professionals find most relevant. Registration is open to all legislators and gaming-related professionals. Click here to view the full agenda.

The meeting begins Friday with presentations from industry experts to the five gaming committees, comprised of Responsible Gaming, Pari-Mutuels, Lotteries, Casinos, and State-Federal Relations, which covers both Internet and tribal gaming issues. The remainder of the weekend will consist of the Gaming and Tourism panel, and general sessions that will address skill-based games and the daily fantasy sports debate.

Paul Steelman, CEO of the award-winning firm Steelman Partners and recognized visionary designer of global entertainment, hospitality and gaming architecture, will be the luncheon keynote speaker on Friday, January 8.

NCLGS has a block of rooms available January 7-10 at the Rosen Shingle Creek until tomorrow, December 17, 2015, at a discounted conference rate. You must be a registered attendee of the NCLGS Winter Meeting in order to receive the discounted conference rate. Make your reservations before December 17 as the hotel is sold out aside from our block and rooms cannot be guaranteed after that date.

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