California Gaming


On May 21, 2015, Capitol Weekly & UC Center will host 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 will be the 15th conference since 2010 on critical state issues jointly sponsored by Capitol Weekly and the University of California’s UC Center. 

CLICK HERE to reserve your seat!

California Gaming will feature two dozen experts and decision makers (including state officials, industry leaders and members of the press) looking at gaming policy in California.  Issues to be covered include: Online Gaming, Fiscal Impacts, Regulation, Security, Capitol and Tribal Politics, Racetracks, Fantasy Sports, and Pending Legislation. The day will feature four panels and a luncheon Keynote.  Click here for the day’s Agenda.

Our Keynote speaker will be Lynn ValbuenaChair 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?

• Richard Schuetz, California Gambling Commission
• Lauren Hammond, California Gambling Commission
• Roderick Wright, former California State Senator
• Tuari Bigknife, Attorney General, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
• David Quintana, California Tribal Business Alliance
• Eric Hollreiser, Poker Stars
• Robyn Black, Eclipse Government Affairs
• Chris Grove, Online Poker Report
• Jason Kinney, California Strategies
• Lloyd Levine, Filament Strategies
• Keith Sharp, Falk & Sharp
• Cheryl Schmit, Stand  Up For California!
• Kyle Kirkland, California Gaming Association
• Phil Recht, Mayer Brown
• David Fried, Gaming Attorney
• Jarhett Blonien, Communities for California Cardrooms
• Brett Abarbanel, UCLA Gambling Studies
• Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
• Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee
• Dave Palermo, Online Poker Report
• Kevin Riggs, Randle Communications
Each panel will include time for questions from the audience.
California Gaming will be held at 1123 J Street, three blocks from the state capitol. This event will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.

Register now to save your seat!

Registration includes: coffee, lunch and all conference materials.

Special $99 rate for California state government staff!

For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at 916 444 7665 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.netor Michelle Matheson at Aim-Point, at 916 669 9372 or

For Registration questions, contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, at 916 444 7665 or,

For questions about content, please contact John Howard at 916 444-7665 or

Sponsors include The California Endowment, the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, Poker Stars, The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, The Gardens Casino, The Bicycle Hotel Casino, The Commerce Hotel Casino, Amaya, The California Channel, Capital Public Radio, The California Center for Civic Participation, The Gualco Group Inc., KP Public Affairs, Comcast Spotlight and Communities for California Cardrooms.


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