SMART-TECH 2014 Panel Discussion: The Regulatory Front -Panel Discussion Moderated by Scott Bowen, Commissioner, Michigan Lottery

Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:33
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Ø Panel Discussion moderated by

Scott Bowen, Commissioner, Michigan Lottery

The Regulatory Front:

States like GA, IL, MI, and MN are mobilizing to make lottery products available for real-time (not just subscription) purchases on the Internet.  How can we smooth a path for lotteries to unlock the power of the internet to connect with the modern consumer, for the benefit of all lottery stakeholders, including retailers?  Making this happen is no small feat for lottery directors.   The benefits to lottery stakeholders must be extremely compelling for lottery directors to work to push for this kind of progressive action.

This is a vital step towards the goal of preserving states’ rights to regulate gaming, gambling, and lottery.  This is also a highly politicized issue with huge financial stakes for both the commercial community which wants federal (or pan-European in Europe) regulatory and taxation structures, and government-gaming operators which want control to be exercised at the state level.  Determining the jurisdictional level of authority is just the first issue.  The next issue is how to enforce the rule of law throughout the world because this is a global issue!

Panelists:

Scott Gunn, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations, GTECH

Mark Hichar, Partner, Chair of Gaming Law Practice Group, Hinckley, Allen, Snyder Law Firm

Kevin Mullally, Vice-President of Government Relations & General Counsel, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

Lynne Roiter,Secretary General, Vice President Legal Group, Loto-Quebec, and General Secretary of the World Lottery Association (WLA)

Philip Smith, Director of Legal Services, Missouri Lottery

Philippe Vlaemminck , Partner, Altius Law Firm, Legal Counsel to the European Lotteries


This video presentation is brought to you by Public Gaming Research Institute and was recorded at SMART-TECH 2014  in New York City, April 2014.

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