National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Is Public Policy Partner of East Coast Gaming Congress and i-Gaming Institute

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2016) - The 20th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and i-Gaming Institute is pleased to announce that the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is now the official Public Policy Partner of this upcoming event.

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC, which takes place at the new Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's Resort here on May 25-26. The full conference schedule and registration is at

State legislators and staff members from throughout the United States can attend the annual event at a cost of $250, less than half the standard rate.

"NCLGS shares the longstanding values of this conference in promoting best practices in gaming legislation and regulation," said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of the Cooper Levenson law firm, an organizing producer and co-founder of the event.

"Like NCLGS, we are neither pro-gaming nor anti-gaming, but rather are devoted to promoting a complete understanding of the issues facing this important industry," said Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group, also an organizing producer and co-founder.

Several legislators will be speaking at ECGC, including:

  • Rep. Helene Keeley of Delaware, the current President of NCLGS, will participate in a panel on Gaming Saturation in the Northeast on May 26.
  • Incoming NCLGS President Bill Galvano -- who serves in the Florida Senate and is also the incoming president of the Florida Senate -- will participate in a panel discussion on May 25 on the Expansion of i-Gaming.
  • New Jersey State Sen. Jim Whelan, a NCLGS Executive Committee member whose district includes Atlantic City, will moderate a session on "Northeast gaming: who wins and who loses in the continuing expansion?"

"NCLGS places great value on helping legislators across the country stay informed on important topics. The East Coast Gaming Congress is making it easier for our members to participate in policy discussions, and it dovetails well with our own events," NCLGS President Keeley said.

NCLGS is a non-partisan organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. NCLGS does not support or oppose gaming, but supports effective regulation and sound state policies. For more information on NCLGS, visit

For more information and to register for the East Coast Gaming Congress, visit For sponsorship information, contact Donna Vecere at