Casino Saturation: How Many Are Too Many?
Lloyd D. Levenson to present Jan. 8th at the
NCLGS Winter Meeting January in Orlando, Fla.
Atlantic City, N.J. – December 24, 2015 – As the gaming industry expands to new forms of gaming and additional locations for casinos, a panel of experts will examine “Saturation – At What Point Is Too Much?” at the winter meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) at Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd. in Orlando, Florida, January 8-10, 2016.
The presentation will take place on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 1:45-3 p.m. and feature Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO, Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law; Paul DeBole, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lasell College; Cynthia Hallett, ?Executive Director at American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation; Bill Noonan, Senior VP, Industry & Government Affairs, Boyd Gaming; and Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group.
The panelists will address: (a) local vs. regional vs. destination casinos – what makes sense? (b) anti-money-laundering, (c) the investment climate (d) same state, different types of casinos – discussion of regulatory, tax parity, and (e) an update on sweepstakes/Internet cafes.
“The gambling landscape is changing rapidly, as new forms of gambling – legal, illegal and somewhere in between – are emerging and traditional forms of gambling are expanding,” according to the NCLGS conference brochure. “Though historically a states’ rights matter, a federal layer may be emerging thanks to daily fantasy sports and online gaming. At the center of these changes are state legislators, who must weigh the costs and benefits of the various forms of gambling from both economic and social perspectives.”
The NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. Members of NCLGS chair or are members of 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 proper regulation of the industry. NCLGS meetings provide information on cutting edge gaming issues that legislators need to know. NCLGS programs include balanced panel presentations that offer opposing views.
Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del., and Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.