Legislators From Gaming States To Discuss Casino Saturation

A gathering of lawmakers from gaming states will be meeting in July at Boston’s Marriot Newton. On the agenda of the Meeting of National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States will be whether gaming in the U.S. is nearing saturation.

Boston, Massachusetts will be the host city of the Summer Meeting of National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States, whose agenda will focus on what constitutes casino saturation and the issue of balancing the success of a casino with how much it pays the state.

The event will happen July 29-31 at the Boston Marriott Newton. The public is invited.

It will open with a panel discussion led by New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro, a longtime supporter of expanding gaming in the Granite State. The panel will also include John Finamore, senior vice-president of Penn National Gaming, Bobby Soper, president of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Brian Hansberry, gaming president of the Delaware North Companies, and John Taylor, chairman of the Twin River Management Group.

The speakers list includes regulators, attorneys, casino operators, vendors and experts on the lottery and racetracks.

There will be individual committee meetings on various topics such as problem gambling, the future of lotteries, Indian gaming and online gaming. There will be roundtable discussions on the development of casino gaming in the Bay State, which will include a field trip to visit the Plainridge Park Casino, the only one of the projected four casinos in the state that has opened.