Experts to Examine Whether Gaming is Growing Responsibly at East Coast Gaming Congress, September 21 - 23

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, Aug. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The gaming industry is growing, but is it growing responsibly? As new technologies and new gaming verticals emerge, is the most vulnerable population being protected? Responsible-gaming experts will address this critical issue at the East Coast Gaming Congress, September 21-23 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Sports betting, ilottery and igaming are high-growth segments of the industry. The “Is Gaming Growing Responsibly?” panel will discuss whether legislators, regulators and operators are ensuring that responsible-gaming programs have the necessary resources to keep pace with the rise in the number of gamblers and their increasing expenditures. What technology is – or should be – available to help both programs and gamblers? Are research projects adequately assessing the behaviors associated with the new generation of gaming?

Marlene Warner, Principal, Spectrum Safer Gaming Advisors, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health, will moderate the panel, which includes the following experts:

• Shawn Fluharty, Minority Whip, West Virginia House of Delegates; Vice President, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States

• Elizabeth Lanza, Director, Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

• Lia Nower, Director, Center for Gambling Studies, Rutgers University

• Richard L. Taylor, Jr., Responsible Gambling Program Manager, BetMGM

The conference will kick off with an opening reception on September 21. There also will be three keynote addresses during the conference and a networking cocktail party on Thursday evening.

Additional panel discussions will focus on issues facing the industry, including:

•             Sports Betting: Which Model is Working Best?

•             Analyze This

•             Gaming Revenues Going Up in Smoke?

•             The Best Things in Gaming Right Now Are …

•             State Regulators: Keeping Their Promise to Keep Pace

•             Whither Igaming?

•             Creating One Industry: Lotteries, Gaming

East Coast Gaming Congress will provide attendees with valuable insight and education by those most knowledgeable about this evolving industry, as well as outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development, and business-to-business discussions.

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The East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Spectrum Gaming Group, Sports Illustrated Sportsbook and Esports Entertainment Group.

About Cooper Levenson: The Gaming and iGaming Law practice group of Cooper Levenson deals with virtually every level and variety of multi-jurisdiction casino law: iGaming law, sports wagering, licensure, compliance issues, equipment approval and administrative proceedings are just a few of the types of matters handled for clients around the globe. Cooper Levenson is a full-service law firm since 1957, with 70 attorneys and offices in New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Florida, and New York. Visit

About Spectrum Gaming Group: Spectrum Gaming is an independent research and consulting firm that has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 43 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Visit Spectrum at

About Esports Entertainment Group: Esports Entertainment Group is a full stack esports and online gambling company fueled by the growth of video-gaming and the ascendance of esports with new generations. Their stated mission is to help connect the world at large with the future of sports entertainment in unique and enriching ways that bring fans and gamers together. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit

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