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Impact Of HISA Key Topic At Meeting Of National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States

The current impact of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), which was officially launched on July 1, 2022, will be discussed by an expert panel when National Council of Legislators from Gaming States convenes its Winter Meeting, Dec. 8-11, at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Registration is open to the public; click here to view the agenda and registration and hotel options.

HISA's early impact on the racing industry and on the role of state racing commissions will be examined. Are states fully cooperating, or are some joining New York in providing moral support while retaining their own authority? The NCLGS Committee on Pari-Mutuel, chaired by Delegate Jason Barrett from West Virginia, will hear from the following experts:

  • Dave Basler, Executive Director, Ohio Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), and Committee Chair, National HBPA Model Rules and Medication Committee
  • Steve Geller, former Florida Senator, and NCLGS General Counsel
  • Joe Lucas, Chairman, Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission
  • Ed Martin, President and CEO, Association of Racing Commissioners International

The four-day Winter Meeting will include six NCLGS Committee presentations, two general session panels, morning and luncheon keynote addresses, International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses, 2023 igaming legislative preview, two evening networking receptions, and off-site tours.

As the only gaming conference that focuses on legislative decision-makers, the NCLGS Winter Meeting will attract dozens of lawmakers from across the country among the more than 300 expected attendees. Other attendees will include regulators, operators, suppliers, attorneys, lobbyists, media and other stakeholders interested in discussing all aspects of regulated gambling.

The Sports Betting Regulators Association, a project of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, will once again co-locate with NCLGS, meeting on Dec. 8.

For sponsorship information, contact [email protected]. Legislators and others seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Wayne Marlin at [email protected].

About NCLGS: The only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the regulation and economic and social impacts of the industry. The NCLGS Foundation is the educational and research arm of NCLGS. The 501(c)(3) non-profit is a source of non-partisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation.  

NCLGS meetings are proudly produced and organized by Spectrum Gaming Group, which serves as NCLGS Executive Director. 

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