As the racing world prepares for the 149th renewal of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, the Racing and Gaming Conference in Saratoga is excited to unveil another best-in-class agenda for its third rendition this summer.
The Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga will be held August 14-16, at the Saratoga Hilton. In keeping with our longstanding tradition, the conference coincides with the summer Thoroughbred racing season at Saratoga Race Course, making it a must-attend event for both racing and gaming professionals. Among all gaming conferences, this event is particularly notable because:

  • Our program will address the essential, growing relationship between racing and other gaming verticals, including casino gaming, igaming, sports betting and lotteries.
  • This event takes place at the height of the racing season in one of the nation's most venerable, beautiful - and fun - racing communities: Saratoga Springs, New York.

Racing and gaming industry experts will examine the trends, challenges and critical issues facing their industries, with panel discussions focusing on these topics:

  • 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?
  • Technology and Gaming: New Challenges, New Solutions
  • The Implications of Exclusion for Racetracks and Casinos
  • Consumer Protections and the Federalization of Gaming - Focus on “Betting on our Future Act” Congressional legislation 
  • Harness Racing: An Industry in Decline – or in Transformation
  • Historical Horse Racing Machines: Is it Horse racing: Is it parimutuel; why does it matter? (HHR) Handle by some reports is eclipsing traditional horse racing handle
  • HISA – Legal Limbo and Regulatory Reluctance
  • Racing’s Changing Customer Base, CRWs and the Future of Betting

The conference will also include two networking receptions and a day at the races on August 16 at 1:00 p.m.

To register for the conference, click here. To reserve 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.
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