On May 21, 2015, Capitol Weekly & UC Center hosted California Gaming, a day-long conference looking at the serious business of gaming in California. Gaming – casinos, horse racing, cardrooms – is big business in California; the stars are aligning this session for major changes to this growth industry.
This was the 15th conference since 2010 on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the University of California’s UC Center.
California Gaming featured two dozen experts and decision makers (including state officials, industry leaders and members of the press) looking at gaming policy in California. Issues covered include: Online Gaming, Fiscal Impacts, Regulation, Security, Capitol and Tribal Politics, Racetracks, Fantasy Sports, and Pending Legislation. The day featured four panels and a luncheon Keynote.
Keynote speaker was Lynn Valbuena, Chair of The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Panel 1: The Major Players and What’s at Stake
Panel 2: Sports Betting: Wave of the Future?
Panel 3: Lessons Learned: What Needs to be in a Good Internet Poker Bill?
Panel 4: The Politics: What Will it Take to Get a Real Deal?