SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – As gaming technology evolves at a breathtaking pace across the globe, it will create both challenges and opportunities for industry operators and suppliers. Can regulators and legislators keep pace with these changes? A panel of industry leaders will assemble on August 14-16 to examine the critical integration of new technology and gaming when The Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga convenes at the Saratoga Hilton.
With the rapid growth of legalized sports betting, fantasy sports, and igaming over the past decade, the gaming industry has experienced an unprecedented scope of gambling expansion. This expansion – paired with technological advances – has revolutionized how the gambling public spends its dollars.
An expert panel will focus on how gaming companies, legislators, and regulators meet the new legal, policy, and economic challenges. The session, Technology and Gaming: New Challenges, New Solutions, will be moderated by Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group. Panelists include:

  • Joe Addabbo, Senator and Chair, New York Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering.
  • Howard Glasser, Global Head of Government Affairs and Legislative Council, Light & Wonder
  • William Pascrell IV, General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs to the US Market, BetMakers Technology Group
  • Paul WIlliams, CEO, 1/st Technology at The Stronach Group

The Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga will also examine the many trends, challenges and critical issues facing the gaming and horse racing industries, with additional panel discussion topics including:

  • New York Casino Expansion to New York City and Surrounding Counties: Is the Finish Line in Sight?
  • Consolidation of Gaming: Status and Implications for Racetracks and Casinos
  • Tribal Digital Gaming: Has the Moment Finally Arrived?
  • The Implications of Exclusion for Racetracks and Casinos
  • Consumer Protections and the Federalization of Gaming
  • HISA – Legal Limbo and Regulatory Reluctance
  • Harness Racing: An Industry in Decline, or in Transformation?
  • Historical Horse Racing Machines: The Tail Wagging the Horse?
  • Racing’s Changing Customer Base, CRWs and the Future of Betting

The conference includes a welcome reception at the historic Adelphi Hotel on Monday, August 14, a networking event on Tuesday, August 15, and a day at the races on Wednesday, August 16. 
To register for the conference, click here. For hotel accommodations, click here.
For sponsorship information, contact Josh Faber at or Allison McCoy at
Patrick Brown, co-founder and partner emeritus of Brown & Weinraub, PLLC, and owner of Tinhorn Productions, LLC, will again serve as conference director.
Spectrum Gaming Group is the conference coordinator for the Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga. Spectrum 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.