Click here to nominate yourself or a colleague to be recognized for their talents, featured in Global Gaming Business magazine and honored at the Emerging Leaders of Gaming event during G2E. Nominations close August 16.
The Economics of Accurate Geolocation Technology for iGaming Geolocation
by Anna Sainsbury, Founder and Chairman, GeoComply

Geolocation compliance and the technology that enables it is one of the cornerstones of the regulated online gaming industry. With current Federal laws such as the Wire Act and Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the legal and financial consequences for allowing a player to place an online wager outside the boundary of a regulated state is extremely serious, let alone the irreversible damage that would be caused to stakeholder integrity. 
State regulators and operators would rather err on the side of caution by blocking a legitimate player who may be on the right side of the border, than to allow an illegitimate player to place a bet who's on the wrong side. Sounds reasonable, right? The amount of "buffer zone" that's required is often part of the state regulations, which the geolocation compliance vendor and operator must adhere to in the implementation of the technology. This buffer zone also takes in to account the accuracy of the geolocation technology that is being used.  

Meetup at NIGA Mid-Year Conf. & Expo
Wednesday, September 18  |  4:30 - 6:00 PM ELGMeetups
Lansdowne Irish Pub, Mohegan Sun

Meet and j oin fellow emerging leaders for networking drinks as you wrap up your day at Mohegan Sun. All attendees are welcome, but registration to NIGA Mid-Year is not required to attend this meetup. RSVP on our Emerging Leaders page.
ELG at G2E Preview: 
Annual Reception and New ELG Speaking OpportunityELGG2E

Summer is wrapping up and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will be here before we know it. Emerging Leaders of Gaming (ELG) is gearing up for another exciting G2E. As the nomination deadline approaches for the ELG 40 Under 40 with Global Gaming Business magazine, our planning is underway for the annual ELG Reception in celebration of those that receive the honor. 

Save the date now for Wednesday, October 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. After an incredible party last year, we'll return once again to SUSHISAMBA in The Shoppes at The Palazzo, just a quick walk from the G2E trade show floor. As always, this event is free and open to all emerging leaders thanks to the generosity of our sponsors at the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM),  the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), and Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.

For more information about the event or sponsorships, contact Allison McCoyAdditionally, we are beginning to plan content for The Innovation Group Exchange, a free networking and education offering on Wednesday morning in Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian. This year, we are excited to build ELG content into the program, including sessions designed for you as well as sessions featuring you! Emerging leaders interested in presenting a 10-15 minute talk should submit their topic idea and target audience via email to Keli Elkins ASAP. Submission will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis through August 30. Submit yours today!
Feat ured "Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40" Featurees

Adam Fong
Vice President, Product Management
Casino Solutions at Everi Holdings, Inc.

Wendi Long
Marketing Director
Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Indigo Sky Casino & Resort, Outpost Casino and Bordertown

Emily Marshall, IIDA
Interior Design Discipline Leader
HBG Design
Mick Ingersoll
Director of Gaming Strategies
Everi Holdings, Inc.
Emerging Leaders of Gaming has provided a great forum to engage with a variety of up and coming leaders from across the industry. I've met a number of great people and gained invaluable perspectives through ELG."
-- Evan  Davis
Vice President & General Counsel
SugarHouse Casino

The Gender Gap in Gaming GenderGap
From the record-breaking number of women in Congress to celebrity-driven movements in Hollywood, it's clear that women are vying for change in all industries, including gaming. But for an industry that has been plagued by these issues throughout its modern history, we can only trace awareness of gender inequality in gaming for just over a decade. The Innovation Group team recently examined the current landscape for women in gaming in Global Gaming Business magazine. Learn how the industry ranks on inclusion against corporate America, how women of the industry have taken matters into their own hands, how academia is exploring the issue, and why gaming has an opportunity to lead on one of the most permeating issues in the world today. Click here to read the full article.
Digesting Gaming Expansion in Illinois IllinoisGaming
Following passage of SB690 in June, The Innovation Group team examined its potential implications politically, and quantitatively within the market.  Click here to see their preliminary assessment of: (1) the most likely response by communities and the industry, (2) whether the bill is likely to bring market saturation, and (3) whether meaningful returns can be achieved.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST  InterestingArticles

PRESS: Press
  • Philippine Dream: In Asia, the Philippines are second only to Macau for total gaming venues. The signs point to continuing growth, if the market remains stable. Read Michael Zhu's market analysis for Global Gaming Business magazine here.
  • More on our team's look at the Gender Gap in Gaming here.


NIGA Mid-Year Conference & Expo
September 17 - 19  |  Uncasville, CT 
Join The Innovation Group and Emerging Leaders of Gaming at Mohegan Sun next month for NIGA Mid-Year. RSVP now  for the ELG Meetup on Wednesday, September 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Lansdowne Irish Pub or contact Allison McCoy  to set up a one-on-one meeting.

Global Gaming Women Eastern Leadership Development Conference
September 9 - 11  |  Atlantic City, NJ
Connect with Allison McCoy at this upcoming GGW event, and drop her a line if you're interested in learning more about ways to become involved in either GGW or ELG!
Global Gaming Expo
October 14 - 17  |  Las Vegas, NV
Save these dates for our upcoming programming at G2E; more details to be revealed via email and social channels soon!
The Innovation Group Exchange
A free networking and education event, now featuring ELGs
Wednesday, October 16, 9 - 11 a.m.
Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian
Emerging Leaders of Gaming Networking Party
Celebrating the new ELG 40 Under 40. Open to all interested emerging leaders
Wednesday, October 16,  5 - 6:30 p.m.
SUSHISAMBA in The Palazzo Shoppes

PROJECTS:   Projects
Emerging Leaders of Gaming has established itself as the go-to network for young professionals assuming the next generation of leadership in gaming, entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, tourism, and leisure. We continue to support the growth and development of these rising stars as they achieve their fast-track to success, destined to fill tomorrow's senior-level and C-suite management positions.  

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