ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2015) - Paul Steelman, recognized visionary designer of global entertainment, hospitality and gaming architecture, will be a keynote speaker at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting, which takes place January 8-10 at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, FL.

NCLGS' president, Rep. Helene Keeley (DE), in referencing the meeting and specifically its keynote speaker, said:

"As one of the world's leading architects who helps to literally shape the gaming industry, legislators and attendees can expect to learn of the current direction, challenges and future trends impacting this industry which is a focal point for economic and social impacts in so many jurisdictions across the country."

With a career spanning over four decades, Paul Steelman, who is currently CEO of the award-winning firm Steelman Partners, has designed buildings for gaming industry executives including Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson and Stanley Ho. Throughout his career, Steelman has completed and constructed every type of casino project imaginable while working with many well-known clients including: Genting, Galaxy Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, MGM Resorts International, Sheraton, Hyatt, Swiss Casinos, Hard Rock, Caesar's Entertainment, Silverton Casino, Stations Casinos and many others.

"I am happy to be speaking to this prestigious group," stated Steelman. "Gaming regulations play an integral part in the master planning and design of any integrated resort. In today's world these regulations play a great part in the shaping and future of the cities in which they are located."

The NCLGS conference examines topical gaming issues of primary concern to legislators, and includes panel presentations that provide a variety of viewpoints. The NCLGS meetings provide a vital forum to directly address legislators on issues that industry professionals find most relevant. Registration is open to all legislators and gaming-related professionals. Click here to view the full agenda.

The meeting begins Friday with presentations from industry experts to the five gaming committees, comprised of Responsible Gaming, Pari-Mutuels, Lotteries, Casinos, and State-Federal Relations, which covers both Internet and tribal gaming issues. The remainder of the weekend will consist of general sessions covering such topics as gaming and tourism, skill-based games, and the daily fantasy sports debate.

The NCLGS Foundation, the educational and research arm of NCLGS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, strives to educate lawmakers through scholarships to NCLGS meetings and is a source of nonpartisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation. For more information, please email events@spectrumstrategic.org or visit NCLGS.org.