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Conference for Legislators from Gaming States Event Comes to Campus

July 14, 2016

State legislators from across the country will gather July 29-31 in Newton to discuss a variety of issues related to gaming legislation and hear from experts in the gaming arena, including Lasell College professor and gaming expert Paul Debole. Legislators will also visit the campus for an event hosted by the College.

The summer meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States will be held at the Newton Marriott. Lasell will co-sponsor a Saturday lunch for conference attendees at Lasell's deWitt Hall, where President Michael B. Alexander will welcome the group and attendees will learn about the College's Resort and Casino Management degree program.

During the conference, Political Science professor and gaming expert Paul Debole will participate in a Massachusetts Case Study panel along with chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Stephen Crosby; Robert DeSalvio, Senior VP - Development, Wynn Resorts; Seth Stratton, General Counsel, MGM Springfield and others.

Debole has been a regular voice in the Boston and national media on issues pertaining to casinos in Massachusetts. He also has hosted major players in the state's casino licensing process, including Chairman Crosby, to speak to his Lasell government classes on campus.

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. Members of NCLGS chair or are members of committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the proper regulation of the industry.

Lasell College launched a Resort and Casino Management bachelor of science degree program in 2013 that is designed to prepare students for management and executive-level positions within the complex and challenging gaming industry.