SACRAMENTO – The inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium, which will be held February 27 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Sacramento, CA, has announced its keynote speakers. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, of the California State Assembly and California Legislative Black Caucus will deliver the Welcome Keynote Address on Thursday morning, and Richard Schuetz, Commissioner of the California Gambling Control Commission will deliver the Luncheon Keynote Address.
Hall currently serves as the Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee and also serves on the Elections and Redistricting and Human Services committees, and is one of the most distinguished commentators on California’s legislative process, Richard Schuetz was appointed to the Gambling Control Commission by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on September 12, 2011. Mr. Schuetz has worked as a senior executive in the gaming markets of Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno/Tahoe, Laughlin, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Louisiana, having joined the gaming industry in 1972.
“Assemblymember Hall and Commissioner Schuetz have become two of the important voices in the California iGaming dialogue,” said Victor Rocha, owner of Pechanga.net and co-producer of iGLS.
“I’m honored they will be speaking to some of the important issues facing California at the inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium,” Rocha continued.
The iGaming Legislative Symposium will examine the key policy decisions that will be considered in California in 2014 regarding the launch, regulation, and taxation of online gaming. Industry experts will discuss topics such as:
–What can California legislators, regulators, and operators expect with
the pending legalization of online gambling?
— What are the political pitfalls and opportunities for making iGaming a
reality in California?
— Who are the stakeholders that will participate in operating California
— What are the potential regulatory options and how are effective
regulatory regimes developed?
— How should California structure its iGaming tax policy and what is the
most effective policy?
The Symposium is jointly organized and produced by Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, a leading news aggregator for the gaming industry and Spectrum Gaming Group, the world’s leading gaming research and professional services firm. Attendees will include state legislators, gaming regulators, tribal and commercial gaming operators, and Internet gaming experts from around the world.
As of February 19,, a lengthy list of speakers include Lauren Hammond, Commissioner, California Gambling Control Commission; Robert Jacobson, Executive Director, California Council on Problem Gambling; Gene Johnson, Senior Vice President for Market Research and Online Studies, Spectrum Gaming Group; Leslie Lohse, Chairwoman, California Tribal Business Alliance; Mark Macarro, Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians; and Leland Yee, State Senator, California District 8.
Pre-registration rates are available through February 26. To view the complete agenda and to register, visit www.igamingsymposium.com.