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President's Message

With summer coming to an end and another exciting season of gaming events fast approaching, I hope this message finds you all well.

IMGL is looking forward to a multitude of gaming events, conferences and trade shows this season and is very well prepared to be a part of them. Of course, our own IMGL Autumn Conference, 5-7 November 2014, which will be taking place in one of the most brilliant cities in Tuscany, Florence, will mark one of the highlights in this year’s events calendar. But IMGL and its gaming law experts will also be supporting many other important gaming events around the world this year.

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La Ley Del Juego Spring 2014 
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IMGL 2014 Autumn Conference
5-7 November • Florence, Italy

The 2014 IMGL Autumn Conference will be held in fabulous Florence, Italy. In addition to providing great conference sessions offering the latest information in Gaming Law, IMGL has also organized several optional pre- and post-conference excursions for conference attendees and their guests. Visit the Autumn Conference section of this website to register. Plus, get complete hotel registration details, as well as up-to-the-minute information on the conference schedule and events.


Member Profile:


Lauren Hammond
Affiliated - Regulator

Hammond Commissioner
California Gambling Control Commission
California Gambling Control Commission
2399 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95833
Tel: +1 916 263 0493
Fax: +1 916 263 0499
Cell: +1 916 765 0047

Governor Brown appointed Lauren Hammond to the Gambling Control Commission on April 11, 2011 and reappointed her February 28, 2014. Prior to her appointment Hammond was a principal at L. Hammond & Associates. Hammond also served as a councilmember, representing the 5th district for the City of Sacramento, from 1997 to 2010 where she also served as chair of the Law and Legislation Committee. Hammond was a consultant to the California State Senate from 1981 to 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from California State University, Sacramento. Commissioner Hammond is the member with governmental experience. Commissioner Hammond has reached out to the industry and community to get firsthand knowledge about gaming in California. She has spent time with tribal leaders at casinos, visited cardrooms and talked with third party providers and vendors to understand their concerns and needs. Lauren meets with governments, tribal regulators and cardroom owners to keep the flow of communication open.


Critical Questions Remain For New York Casino Board

16 Sep, 2014

Sara Friedman, GamblingCompliance

New York’s Gaming Facility Location Board asked a range of questions of the state’s casino bidders at two hearings last week, but regulators offered little indication of where they will land on several critical issues.

Questions put before the bidders focused on financing, potential cannibalization of the current New York market and the possible impact of any future casinos in Northern New Jersey, but one issue looms over any other.

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