This week, in a special edition of the Global Gaming Business Podcast the second in a series of four podcasts is presented, featuring people who played roles in the city over those three decades. In this edition of 30 Years of Gaming, we talk with Dennis Gomes, now head of Gomes-Cordish Gaming, but in those days he was an investigator for New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement. Gomes tells a tale of intrigue during the probe of Resorts International in 1977. Next up is Frank J. "Pat" Dodd, a former state senator who was appointed to the Casino Control Commission in 1989. He explains how difficult it was to institute the reform of the agency. And finally, we speak with CCC Chairwoman Linda Kassekert about the debt she owes to her predecessors and why the New Jersey regulatory system is considered the best in the world.
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December 5-8, 2022: OSU Certificate in Gaming Leadership Program, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tulsa, OK. Presented by Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business and University of Nevada, Reno, Extended Studies. For more information, visit https://business.okstate.edu/cepd/programs/gaming-leadership-cert.html.
December 5-7, 2022: Global Symposium on Racing, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona. Produced by the Race Track Industry Program, University of Arizona. For more information, visit rtip.arizona.edu/symposium.
December 8-11, 2022: National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting, Resorts World Las Vegas. For more information visit http://nclgs.org.
February 7-9, 2023: ICE London, ExCel, London. Produced by Clarion Gaming. For more information visit www.icelondon.uk.com/welcome.
February 13-16, 2023: Western Indian Gaming Conference & Tradeshow, Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon, CA. Join tribal leaders, casino operations managers, regulators, policy makers and industry professionals from throughout the country to discuss issues facing the tribal government gaming industry. For information visit https://cniga.com/wigc.
February 15-16, 2023: Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) Winter Conference, Linq Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. The FSGA Winter Conference is your ticket to dynamic education, impactful networking, and industry celebration. For information visit https://thefsga.org/fsga-winter-conference.
February 27-March 1, 2023: Casino Esports Conference, Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV. Produced by Fox Marketing, LLC. For more information visit www.casinoesportconf.com.
March 6-8, 2023: Casino Marketing Boot Camp, New Orleans, LA. Produced by J Carcamo and Associates. For more information visit casinomarketingbootcamp.com
March 7-9, 2023: World Game Protection Conference (WGPC 2023). Tropicana Las Vegas. For more information visit www.worldgameprotection.com
March 7-8, 2023: iGaming Next: New York. The Convene, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Produced by iGaming Next. For more information visit iGamingNext.com.
March 21-23, 2023: ASEAN Gaming Summit, Manila, Philippines. Organized by AGB (Asia Gaming Brief). For more information visit https://aseangaming.com.
March 21-23, 2023: CasinoBeats Summit (Spring iGaming Week), Intercontinental, St Julian’s, Malta. Organized by KPMG and Gaming Malta. For more information visit https://sbcevents.com/casinobeats-summit.
March 27-30, 2023: Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the country. San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. https://www.indiangamingtradeshow.com/510/indian-gaming-tradeshow-home.htm
April 19-20, 2023: SAGSE, Hilton Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Closed and exclusive event for operators, regulators and sponsors. For more information visit https://www.sagselatam.com/en.
May 3-6, 2023: Southern Gaming Summit, Biloxi, MS. One of the oldest gaming conference and trade shows, the Southern Gaming Summit is owned by the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA), guaranteeing a conference “of the industry, by the industry, about the industry.” For more information visit https://www.sgsummit.org.
May 9-11, 2023: SBC Summit North America, Meadowlands Exposition Center, New Jersey. The Leading Sports Betting and iGaming event in North America. Organized by SBC. For more information visit https://sbcevents.com/sbc-summit-north-america.
May 11, 2023: 23rd Annual AGEM + AGA Golf Classic, Boulder City, NV. Swing into the 23rd Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global tournament with thrilling contests and a wide selection of amazing raffle prizes. For more information visit https://www.americangaming.org/event/agem-aga-golf-classic.
June 13-15, 2023: Canadian Gaming Summit, offers multiple and creative ways to connect with your staff, peers, suppliers and clients. Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit https://www.canadiangamingsummit.com.
June 20-23, 2023: International Gaming Summit (IAGA), Belfast, Ireland. A premier event that brings together leaders from all global gaming sectors, the Summit will provide operators, suppliers, attorneys, investors, bankers, regulators and other advisor delegates with an unparalleled opportunity to meet and discuss the most important issues facing gaming. For more information visit https://www.theiaga.org/2023-summit-preview.
August 8-10, 2023: OIGA Conference & Tradeshow, Cox Business Convention Center, Tulsa, OK. Lively, fun, informative, high-energy assembly of some of the biggest names in the gaming and hospitality industries. https://oiga.org/tradeshow.
September 18-21, 2023: Tribalnet Conference & Tradeshow, Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA. For more information visit www.tribalnetconference.com.
September 19-21, 2023: SBC Summit Barcelona, Fire De Barcelona, Montjuic. The global betting and igaming show. For more information visit https://sbcevents.com/sbc-summit-barcelona.
September 21-23, 2023: East Coast Game Congress (ECGC), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, NJ. Bringing leaders from government, suppliers and operators into one place where their ideas can be placed in the broadest context. For more information visit https://eastcoastgamingcongress.com.
October 9-12, 2023: Global Gaming Expo, G2E is the one place to see the people, products, and ideas to drive your business forward and define the future of gaming. Venetian Expo, Las Vegas, NV. www.globalgamingexpo.com/en-us.html
November 1-3, 2023: SBC Summit Latinoamerica, Seminal Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL. The conference and trade show for senior executives in the Latin American betting and gaming industry. For more information visit https://sbcevents.com/en/sbc-summit-latinoamerica.
December 8-11, 2023: The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), Resorts World, Las Vegas, NV. The only gaming conference in the United States that focuses on legislative decision-makers. https://nclgs.org/index.php/events.