Thursday, September 27, 2018

Opportunities in Sports Betting Sessions will be held in Ballroom B


Technology & Responsible Gambling: The Casino In Your Head  | 

9:00 am - 9:50 am 

As technology becomes further integrated with our daily lives, it is not surprising to see a growth of tech tools aimed at promoting responsible gaming and helping gamblers manage or better understand their gambling behavior. Whether it emanates from non-monetized social games, on-site mobile, Internet gambling, sports betting or simply a more integrated casino network, it is clear that new tools will be presented to address responsible gaming issues. This panel will discuss the hard questions regarding: 

  • the alignment of these tools with peer-reviewed research

  • the measurability of results from using the tools

  • their impact a diverse consumer base

  • how to prevent unintentional harm 



Kevin Mullaly, GLI

Robert Jacobson, National Council on Problem Gambling 

Connie Jones, Director of Responsible Gaming, AGEM 

Regulating Sports Betting & Emerging Gaming  |  10:00 am - 10:50 am 

It's a new world now. Sports betting is rolling out slowly but surely in states across America. As Indian tribes prepare for the future, they will be asked to offer a mixture of sports betting products that are entertaining but also safe, secure, and legal. Tribes and tribal regulators will be on the front lines of providing oversight of new channels, including mobile and online, as well as evolving products like in-play wagers. The panel will provide insight into what are the necessary tools and best practices for regulating sports betting. The panel will also explore what tribes can learn from other jurisdictions already regulating sports betting.

Moderator: Chris Stearns, Commissioner, Washington State Gambling 


Billy David, Bo-Co-Pa & Associates

Richard Schuetz; Former California Gaming Commissioner

The Road Ahead: Tribal Gaming After PASPA  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am 

The Total repeal of PASPA surprised everyone in tribal gaming. What does this means for the industry is still being debated. In this session, we will discuss with tribal leaders some of the most important questions facing Indian Country: 

  • What does sports betting mean for tribal exclusivity? 

  • Who are the sports betting stakeholders?

  • What is the timeline for the rollout of sports betting? 

  • How do the small tribes participate? 


Moderator: Victor Rocha, President, Victor Strategies


Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association  

Mark Macarro, Pechanga 

Greg Sarris, Chairman, Graton Rancheria 


September 25-27, 2018
Pechanga Resort Casino
Temecula, CA