EiG, which takes place across the 8th, 9th and 10th of October in Barcelona, is set to finish with a flourish following official confirmation that Chairman Isadore Hall of the Californian State Assembly has agreed to give a Keynote Talk over breakfast to explore the legislative process in California. Hall, whose session runs from 10.00 to 11.30 on Thursday 10th October, will share his insight as an Assembly Member on the state of play in what is widely predicted to be the most profitable online poker market in the USA.
The Keynote, from one of the most distinguished commentators on California’s legislative process, will be followed by an informal discussion and debate involving key US stakeholders including Geoff Freeman, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association, Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment, Victor Rocha, Owner & Editor, Pechanga.net, Honorable Jon C Porter, CEO, Porter Gordon Silver and Mickey Charles, CEO, The Sports Network. The Breakfast session is being moderated by the highly respected Gene Johnson, Senior Vice President for Market Research and Online Studies at Spectrum Gaming Group.
Speaking ahead of EiG, Isadore Hall said: “Regulated Internet gaming presents an exciting opportunity for California. How the Golden State enters the world of iGaming has been the subject of spirited debate for many years. Before California goes ‘all in’ in iGaming, there are several policy issues to consider. I look forward to speaking with international leaders at the EiG 2013 to learn about best practices and policies to ensure a secure, responsible and well-regulated iGaming platform in California.”
Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for EiG said: “I believe that it speaks volumes for the status enjoyed by EiG that the Conference team has been able to bring together what is arguably the most influential group of commentators on US online gaming to Barcelona. EiG is about delivering access to the key players and nowhere is that more evident than in the Breakfast with Isadore Hall. Delegates will be able to participate in discussions centering on the newly regulated states of Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada as well as tracking the progress on the efforts for federal legislation. They will also be able to establish how reasonable it is to plan for multi-state compacts and liquidity pools in a boardroom style discussion with the major players from the lottery, tribal gaming, commercial casino and regulatory authorities. The breakfast session with Isadore Hall on its own is a major reason to attend EiG.”
Delegates wanting to attend the new look EiG which features 130+ thought leaders and 80+ exhibiting companies and is the definitive event for the European iGaming sector, can save €200 on the cost of a Full Conference pass by registering at eigexpo.com by Friday 20th Septembe