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US Lawmakers Focus on Gambling Responsibility

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US lawmakers will have reponsibility at the top of the agenda when they get together for a conference featuring representatives from all of the gambling states in the country.

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is set to hold their Winter Meeting from January 10, 2020. The three-day meeting, which will be held in San Diego, will include sessions focusing on responsible gaming as lawmakers try to keep up with the fast-growing US market.

According to the timetable for the event, the Committee on Responsible Gaming is set to convene on the first day of the conference, while dsay two will see a meeting of the Responsible Gambling Collaborative, which includes a number of gaming industry bodies, academics, and other stakeholders. It is reported that this meeting will lead to new industry-wide principles that will help lawmakers to boost responsible-gambling measures.

The third and final day of the conference is set to feature a general session that will attempt to deal with some of the specific concerns on responsible gaming as it pertains to sports betting.

The CEO and President of the American Gaming Association, Bill Millar, is set to be the keynote speaker on the opening day and says that his organisation is delighted to be able to work with the various bodies and individuals who will be in attendance in January:

“The AGA is proud to work with this esteemed group of experts to define the next generation of responsible gambling practices and drive critical research on this important issue.” 

Also commenting on the event, William Coley, an Ohio state senator and President of the NCLGS, said that policymakers needed to ensure that their focus on responsible gaming remains sharp as the market enters new areas in the US, including sports betting and esports betting.

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