Executive Regulator Roundtable


Sep. 26, 2016, 9:30am to 6pm

Office/Remote Location

Sands Expo and Convention Center - Marco Polo Room 702/703


The Executive Regulator Roundtable Series is an opportunity for gaming regulators and policy makers to gather in an exclusive and private environment for the purpose of studying and discussing issues important to the future of gaming. Participation is restricted to leaders of regulatory agencies, policy makers, or those with oversight of a gaming jurisdiction.

Agenda for the Day

  • 9:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks from Dan Hamilton, dean, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • 10:15–11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion:

Session 1: Does Gaming Regulation Stifle Innovation?

Regulation is central to modern gaming and therefore should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that it evolves as advancing technology transforms the industry. New gaming products, changes in the marketplace and new advanced tools available to regulators requires ongoing review at policy, legislative and regulatory levels to ensure a vibrant and healthy industry. Is this true of gaming regulation today or has regulation become a major obstacle to an innovative and globally completive industry?

This panel, consisting of representatives from industry, regulatory authorities, independent testing houses and gaming technology providers will discuss the role of regulation in either encouraging or deterring the gaming industry from being a globally competitive and innovative industry.

Moderator: Andre Wilsenach, executive director, ICGR


Mark Frisorra, CEO, Caesars Entertainment

Tom Jingoli, president, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

Travis Foley, executive vice president operations, BMM Test Labs

Stephen Crosby, chairman, Massachusetts Gaming Commission


  • 11:15–11:45 a.m. - Refreshment Break
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. - Round Table Discussions
  • 12:45–2:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 2:00–3:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion:

Session 2: Cybersecurity Within the Gaming Industry

Casinos are a vulnerable business for infiltration by cybercriminals considering that sensitive information is gathered from players for rewards programs, wagering accounts, or currency reporting requirements; that proprietary operational techniques and protected player databases are essential to the business; and credit card and cash alternative transactions are becoming the norm. This raises the question, what can gaming regulators do to ensure that casinos are fulfilling their obligations to protect patrons and the industry from reputational harm?

This panel will discuss what cybersecurity risks exist within the gaming industry and how gaming regulators can ensure the regulated are taking preventative measures to manage and mitigate potentially devastating consequences.  

Moderator: Jennifer Roberts, associate director, ICGR


Jared Hosid, United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division

Daniel Cowhig, assistant United States attorney, District of Nevada

Anthony J. Pearl, general counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, The Cosmopolitan

A representative from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation


  • 3:00–3:30 p.m. - Refreshment Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Round Table Discussions
  • 4:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

Admission Information

This is a free event being sponsored by the International Center for Gaming Regulation, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Participation is restricted to 50 individuals and you must either be a regulator or policy maker from a gaming jurisdiction to attend.

An RSVP ticket is required.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Robert Horgan

External Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation is one of several research centers within the International Gaming Institute, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Center's mission is to promote research and learning in the areas of gaming regulation in jurisdictions around the world.