Continuing their long-standing cooperation, the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) and Clarion Gaming have signed an official agreement to develop and offer the International Legislators’ Agenda (ILA) at Clarion Gaming’s flagship events, with particular focus on ICE London and ICE North America. Clarion Gaming will also become the NCLGS official events partner.
The International Legislators’ Agenda is a program of educational and networking events aimed at regulators, policymakers and government officials in attendance at ICE shows around the world. Inclusive of informal roundtable discussions, Regulators’ Lunch, networking receptions and tours to gambling and gaming facilities, the ILA provides an exclusive environment open to policy-makers and regulators only to discuss regulatory and legislative challenges and solutions.
NCLGS will be endorsing the International Legislators’ Agenda to its membership as part of this partnership, which has already seen NCLGS leadership and executive directors from global consultancy group Spectrum Gaming participate in policy and regulatory events in London, New York, Boston, Sao Paolo and Brasilia. Clarion Gaming will, amongst other benefits, promote NCLGS annual meetings and offer a fund for NCLGS members to participate in the ILA at ICE North America. Spectrum Gaming Group, which serves as both executive director of NCLGS and Global Advisor to Clarion, is working with Clarion to develop the program.
Senator Bill Coley, NCLGS President, commented: “The ILA at the ICE events consistently delivers invaluable opportunities for legislators and policymakers to share best practices and identify future challenges. As we face a rapidly changing regulatory landscape in the United States around sports betting and iGaming, we will be encouraging our member states to attend and take full advantage of the global resources offered by the ICE brands. I’m looking forward to connecting with other NCLGS members and a wider regulatory community at the upcoming ICE North America in New Orleans.”
Ewa Bakun, Director of Industry Insight and Engagement for Clarion Gaming, who oversees the International Legislators’ Agenda, added: “Engagement with policy-makers is critical and therefore we are thrilled to continue to be the NCLGS main event partner, promoting their high level legislators’ conferences to our global audiences and welcoming the NCLGS legislators at our events, through the International Legislators’ Agenda.”
Caption: Clarions Ewa Bakun with NCLGS President Bill Coley