Nearly 300 gaming and lottery regulators and operators from tribal and commercial operations across the U.S. and around the world converged at Luxor Las Vegas March 6-7 for the nineteenth edition of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)’s annual North American Regulators Roundtable. 

In the audience were influential tribal and state government representatives who enjoyed a day filled with discussion on the most important issues and technologies facing the gaming industry today. 

“At this Roundtable, GLI is nearing its 30th anniversary,” said James Maida, president and CEO of GLI. “We are appreciative of each and every client, for the trust they have placed in us, and for the support they continue to give us. Our clients are the reason we have achieved this milestone, and we will continue to be obsessed with our customers, to provide them the highest levels of support.”

Underscoring the relationship between gaming and the larger entertainment industry, Ron Martin, vice president/director of Panasonic Hollywood Labs, enthralled attendees with a presentation on “The Idea of an Idea, Technology and Experience Design,” drawn from his 40 years of experience in imaging technologies that include broadcasting, production, post-production and visual effects.

Alexandre Manoel Angelo da Silva, Brazil’s secretary for the evaluation of public policies planning, energy and lottery for the Ministry of Economy, updated attendees on the current state of sports betting and gaming regulation in Brazil.

Other topics covered on the main stage included sports wagering, i-lottery, e-sports, omni-channel convergence, artificial intelligence, big data and pending gaming legislation and its potential effects. 

Attendees also enjoyed informative educational workshops on a variety of key industry topics ranging from Class II gaming, sports betting fundamentals, forensic investigations, gaming system modernization and cybersecurity frameworks to mobile and social gaming and e-sports. An Innovation Room featured an array of emerging technologies from a wide range of companies. 

Presented by GLI University, the Regulators Roundtable is the largest educational and networking event of its kind for gaming and lottery industry regulators.