Gaming Policy Committee to discuss fantasy sports

Gaming Policy Committee to discuss fantasy sports

March 04, 2016 9:29 AM
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Gaming Policy Committee to discuss fantasy sportsNevada’s Gaming Policy Committee is expected to focus on a broad range of gaming activities including prospects for daily fantasy sports and games based on new technology when it is called to order Monday.

The session with opening remarks by Gov. Brian Sandoval will be held in Las Vegas City Council Chambers, 495 S. Main Street beginning at 10 a.m.

The purpose of the committee is to gather insights and suggestions that will be useful in helping the various components of the state’s principal industry plan for the future. The meeting is all about jump-starting discussions that lead to activity.

American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will give an overview of gaming trends across the U.S.

Gaming Control Board Chairman  A.G. Burnett will discuss newly-enacted gaming technology statutes and regulations.

Las Vegas gaming attorney Greg Gemignani is scheduled to discuss the status of the daily fantasy sports business and the statutes and theories on which the business is based  in the various states where it has been offered.

Top executives from FanDuel and DraftKings, the two giants in the daily fantasy sports business have been invited to discuss the prospects for their industry in Nevada and elsewhere.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: PhilHevener@GamingToday.com.