Masterclass at NCLGS Conference in January

November 15, 2016

IMGL is pleased to announce an IMGL Masterclass to be held at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting, January 6-8, 2017, at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The Masterclass sessions will be held on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8. 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.

IMGL introduced the IMGL Masterclass in 2014 at ICE in London in cooperation with Clarion and since then has 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 Masterclass panelists include gaming experts- regulators, attorneys, industry executives and educators- providing guidance regarding evolving issues in the gaming industry of interest to legislators.

There will be three IMGL Masterclass sessions.  On Saturday, January 7, the Role of the Regulator will be addressed with a panel having regulators from Ohio and California and attorneys from Massachusetts, California, and Pennsylvania.   Next the IMGL Masterclass will turn to the rapidly changing tribal gaming market.   Panelists from Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, DC, and California will discuss the compact issues and the litigation across the United States.  Learn more about the panels here.

On Sunday, January 8, the IMGL Masterclass will conclude with an in-depth analysis of the hottest area in gaming – eSports.   The panel with practitioners from California and Florida, industry and regulators will debate if and how eSports should be regulated.

Mike Zatezalo, President of IMGL states, “The IMGL in keeping with its commitment to being the pre-eminent global gaming law networking and educational organization is proud to offer its IMGL Masterclass panels at the NCLGS winter meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 6-8, 2017. These Masterclass panels are in keeping with the NCLGS goal of providing information on cutting edge gaming issues that legislators need to know.”

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

In addition to legislators, other confirmed speakers for the NCLGS meeting include regulators, attorneys, casino operators, lottery and pari-mutuel experts, and suppliers.

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.