Rules of the Road

Gaming Laboratories International hosts another successful North American Regulators Roundtable in Las Vegas

Gaming Laboratories International last month hosted its 16th annual North American Regulators Roundtable, welcoming over 200 regulators from 31 jurisdictions across North America and the Caribbean. This year’s theme, “Strategically Embracing Innovation,” included discussions centering on topics like iGaming and fantasy sports.

“We are honored by the support that our regulator clients provide for our Regulators Roundtables,” GLI President & CEO James Maida said. “GLI is proud to host networking and learning opportunities for our guests. Every aspect of our 16th annual North American Regulators Roundtable was a success—the keynote addresses, the various high-level sessions, and the brand new event mobile application.”

The annual two-day event, held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, is a unique opportunity for regulators to absorb high-level information from thought leaders and discuss or share ideas about various topics with their peers.

The event kicked off with a CEO panel consisting of Mike Dreitzer, president-North America, Ainsworth Gaming Technology; Seth Schorr, CEO, Fifth Street Gaming; Jerry Allen, CEO, 7 Cedars Resort; and Derik Mooberry, group chief executive, gaming, Scientific Games, with GGB Publisher Roger Gros moderating the session.

 New to this year’s Regulators Roundtable was the event mobile application, accessible to attendees via their smartphones. Regulators were encouraged to use the application for submitting questions throughout the event, which were answered either during respective sessions or the “What’s On Your Mind? An Interactive Forum,” also new to the event.

 Other popular sessions included “Detecting Cheaters and Minimizing Fraud,” which featured live demonstrations of techniques thieves use to gain access to sensitive information and compromise the integrity of a gaming operation; and “What is the Call for Fantasy Sports?,” which opened up discussion about daily fantasy sports and the legal and policy issues related to the debate.

GLI announced that next year’s Regulators Roundtable will be held March 15 and 16, 2017 at Luxor Las Vegas. GLI will produce the Latin American Regulators Roundtable August 24 and 25 in Curacao.