IMGL Masterclass at NCLGS Summer 2016 Conference

July 8, 2016

IMGL is pleased to announce a new IMGL Masterclass to be held at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Summer Meeting, July 29-31, at the Boston Marriott Newton.  The Masterclass session will be held on Sunday, July 31 at 10:00 AM. “IMGL Masterclasses stand for high level discussions and interchange among experts and strive to present only the best quality speakers and moderators and the most up-to-date and relevant content in the IMGL Masterclass panels,” stated IMGL President Mike Zatezalo.

The Masterclass will address the role of the regulator in today’s environment.  Since the role of the regulator is rarely clearly defined by statute, the panel will discuss the ways in which industry can work with regulators and lawmakers to find a sweet spot that allows for increased revenues while protecting state interests.  Panelists include regulators and gaming attorneys from Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio

 IMGL introduced the first IMGL Masterclass in 2014 at ICE in London in cooperation with Clarion and since then have had tremendous success with the IMGL Masterclasses. In 2015 alone, the IMGL held seven IMGL Masterclasses at different major events all over the world: in London, Gibraltar, Amsterdam, at G2E Las Vegas, in Berlin, the Isle of Man, Malta, Sofia and Tel Aviv.
“The IMGL looks forward to additional Masterclasses in 2016 and to returning to NCLGS in 2017,” concluded Zatezalo.

The IMGL Masterclass panelists include gaming experts- regulators, attorneys, industry executives and educators- providing guidance regarding evolving issues in the gaming industry of interest to legislators and regulators among others in the industry.

National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Summer Meeting is open to the public and registration and event information are available at

In addition to legislators, other confirmed speakers for the NCLGS Summer Meeting include regulators, attorneys, casino operators, lottery and pari-mutuel experts, and suppliers.  “We are excited to have the IMGL join us this year in Boston and look forward to future joint events,” remarked NCLGS President Representative Helene Keeley of Delaware.

NCLGS is a non-partisan organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. NCLGS does not support or oppose gaming, but supports effective regulation and sound state policies, and is a source of nonpartisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation. The NCLGS Foundation, the educational and research arm of NCLGS, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The International Masters of Gaming Law is the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization shaping the future of Gaming Law.  Our members are specialists in many gambling sectors – Compliance; Cross Border Regulation; iGaming; Legislative Affairs; Education; Lotteries; Taxation; Terrestrial Gambling; and Wagering. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law.