Event Producers

  • BolaVerde Media Group
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
  • The Innovation Group
  • eGamingBrokerage.com
  • iGaming Business North America

Sponsors

  • CAMS, LLC
  • Continent 8 Technologies
  • paysafecard group
  • Gaming Laboratories International
  • Williams Interactive LLC
  • InComm
  • Aristocrat
  • Bally Technologies
  • Gaming Standards Association
  • Ifrah Law
  • Foxwoods Interactive & GameAccount Network
  • IGT
  • NMi
  • Pentasia
  • Great Luck LLC
  • AliQuantum Gaming
  • Optimal Payments
  • PayNearMe
  • PokerTracker
  • BMM Testlabs
  • Vantiv Gaming Solutions
  • INTRALOT
  • e-Management N.V.
  • Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission
  • BetConstruct
  • BetConstruct
  • SNG Interactive
  • GTECH
  • GTECH
  • Interactive Gaming Council
  • Real Deal Interactive

Speakers

David Baazov, , Amaya Gaming

 

   
Walter Bungo, ,

 

   
Benjie Cherniak, ,

 

   
Jeff Derevensky, , McGill University

 

   
Jenna Goodfellow, Senior Counsel, U.S Regulatory and Public Policy, Mastercard

 

   
Gavin Isaacs, , GTECH

 

   
Matthew Katz, CEO, CAMS, LLC

Matthew Katz is CEO of CAMS, LLC, a privately held company he independently financed and founded in 2012. The CAMS Platform or Central Account Management System is a multi-tenant Software as a Service (SaaS) solution built to protect the operator and maintain brand integrity by providing online gaming and lottery sites with: 1) assistance with regulatory compliance, 2) fraud and risk mitigation, 3) player account limit disbursement, and 4) payout management and taxation, all within a white label solution that is customized for each site. Mr. Katz has a well established career as a successful entrepreneur having founded and partnered in several other businesses and consulting firms prior to CAMS, LLC. Matthew has the unique distinction of starting a successful business while still in college introducing a new interactive online gambling methodology. In 2005, Mr. Katz started Verifi, Inc., and serves as President and Chairman. Verifi offers business efficiencies and risk management services via proprietary technology and expertise to Tier 1 merchant businesses that accept credit card payments via e-commerce, mail order and even telephone order channels. Verifi employs over 100 people full-time and has been profitable since its inception. The company consistently recognizes double-digit growth in revenue month over month. Mr. Katz is at the helm of both companies, Verifi and CAMS, managing day-to-day operations and defining the strategic goals for the future. Mr. Katz has been profiled by the NY Times, LA Times, Forbes, and Business Week to name a few. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Economics and lives in Los Angeles. For more information on Matthew Katz or CAMS, LLC please call 323.655.5789 or visit www.CentralAMS.com.

 

   
Terry Leiwicke, Managing Director, Absolute Sports Info/The Linemakers

The Leiweke name has become synonymous with the sports and entertainment industry. Terry is the second oldest of four brothers. The family has been involved in the development of some of the most iconic brands in the sports and entertainment industry. Terry played on the nationally ranked University of Houston football teams and still holds an NCAA Division I collegiate scoring record. He worked at ABC Sports, primarily in their college football coverage and then returned to Houston and became the Director of Sports and Entertainment for the City of Houston’s state of the art facility, The Summit. He became a founding member of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) which launched with six original franchises, including Houston. In the second year of the league he brought his other three brothers into the league where they first successfully launched the St. Louis Steamers who had the highest average attendance of any professional sports team in North America. The brothers moved the Houston franchise to Kansas City where the Kansas Comets played at Kemper Arena. They sold every ticket to every game. It became a sports phenomena. Terry was the founding partner of Sportsview Productions which packaged, sold and produced over 100 live telecasts a year. When the Comets were sold, the family moved deeper into the sports and entertainment industry. With the advent of the internet, Leiweke became a founding member of Wrenchead.com -­- an online automotive aftermarket company where users would enter their vehicle ID number which would then identify every part on their car and every replacement part that would keep their car in warranty. Wrenchead was the first ever direct link out of NASCAR.com. Mr. Leiweke sold his interest and became a founding member of the World Series of Golf. The World Series of Golf operated under a unique patented method of play and incorporated Texas Hold ‘Em Poker with golf. He ran successful events in Las Vegas and pac

 

   
Senator Raymond Lesniak, State Senator - 20th Legislative District, New Jersey State Senate

State Senator from New Jersey's 20th Legislative District

 

   
Mason Malmuth, Owner and Publisher, Two Plus Two LLC

Mason Malmuth was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1973 he received his BS in Mathematics from Virginia Tech, and completed their Masters program (also in math) in 1975. While working for the United States Census Bureau in 1979, Mason stopped overnight in Las Vegas while driving to his new assignment in California. He was immediately fascinated by the games, and gambling became his major interest. After arriving in California, he discovered that poker was legal and began playing in some of the public cardrooms as well as taking periodic trips to Las Vegas where he would play both poker and blackjack. In 1982, he went to work for the Northrop Corporation as a mathematician and moved to Los Angeles where he could conveniently pursue his interest in poker in the large public cardrooms in Gardena, Bell Gardens, and Commerce. In 1983 his first article “Card Domination — The Ultimate Blackjack Weapon” was published in Gambling Times magazine. In 1987 he left his job with the Northrop Corporation to begin a career as both a full-time gambler and a gambling writer. He has had over 600 articles published in various magazines and is the author or co-author of 15 books. These include Gambling Theory and Other Topics, where he tries to demonstrate why only a small number of people are highly successful at gambling. In this book he introduces the reader to the concept of non-self weighting strategies and explains why successful gambling is actually a balance of luck and skill. Other books he has co-authored include Hold ’em Poker For Advanced Players with David Sklansky, Seven-Card Stud For Advanced Players with David Sklansky and Ray Zee, and Small Stakes Hold ’em: Winning Big with Expert Play with Ed Miller and David Sklansky. All of them are considered the definitive works on these games. His company, Two Plus Two Publishing LLC has sold over two million books and currently has 42 titles to its credit. These books are recognized as the best in their field

 

   
Brian Mattingly, Chief Executive Officer, 888 Holdings Plc

Brian Mattingley is Chief Executive Officer of 888 Holdings Plc. and prior to his appointment in 2012 had been Non Executive Vice Chairman since 2006. From 1997 until 2003 Mr Mattingley was Group Finance & Strategy Director of the Gala Group Plc., the largest Private Equity owned gaming group in the UK. During his time at Gala, Mr Mattingley completed the acquisition of several bingo and casino chains and launched the Gala Interactive Online business. In late 2003, Mr Mattingley was appointed Chief Executive of Gala Regional Developments Ltd., a new joint venture company owned by Gala and Harrahs Entertainment Inc., formed to develop and operate large style casinos in the UK. From 1995 to 1997 Mr Mattingley was Chief Executive of Ritz Bingo Ltd., on which he completed an MBO in 1996 merging that business into Gala in 1997. From 1989 until 1995 Mr Mattingley was Managing Director of Titles Leisure Ltd., a retail trading subsidiary of Kingfisher Plc. Prior to this Mr Mattingley held various management positions with Dee Corporation Plc. from 1974 to 1989, including Financial Controller of Carrefour Ltd, Finance Director of Gateway Ltd., Corporate Development Executive of Dee Corporation Plc. and Commercial Director of Medicare Ltd.

 

   
Rich Muny, ,

 

   
Charles Nesson, ,

 

   
David Purdum, , ESPN

 

   
Sue Schneider, Founder, eGamingBrokerage.com

Sue Schneider is one of the world’s leading experts on the internet gaming industry which she began monitoring in 1995. Starting as an owner of leading gaming consumer portal from '95-'99, she then launched River City Group, which produced the largest i-gaming events in the world as well as key industry trade publications, such as iGamingNews.com and the Internet Gambling Report.

In July, ’06, River City Group was purchased by Clarion Events, one of the UK’s largest event producers and Schneider remained as CEO/Americas there until July ’08. She remains the principal of www.egamingbrokerage.com and consults on a variety of other independent projects in the industry.

Schneider was a founder and served as Chairman of the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC), a trade association, from its inception in l996 until 2004. She currently serves as Editor-at-Large for Liebert Publications’ Gaming Law Review and Economics. In addition, she’s a partner with two US-based conferences: www.igamingnorthamerica.com and www.dglpsummit.com.

She is a frequent speaker at international gaming conferences and has testified to both the US Senate, the US House of Representatives as well as the National Gambling Impact Study Commission in that country.

 

   
David Sklansky, Poker/Gambling Author, Two Plus Two LLC

David Sklansky was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he graduated from Teaneck HighSchool in 1966. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, but left before graduation. He returned to Teaneck and passed multiple Society of Actuaries exams by the time he was 20, and worked for anactuarial firm. Sklansky is generally considered a top authority on gambling. He has written many books on poker,blackjack, and general gambling. Sklansky has won three World Series of Poker bracelets, two in 1982 ($800 Mixed Doubles, and$1000 Draw Hi) and one in 1983 ($1000 Limit Omaha Hi). He also won the Poker By The Bookinvitational event on the 2004 World Poker Tour, outlasting Phil Hellmuth Jr, Mike Caro, T. J.Cloutier, and Mike Sexton, and then finally overcoming Doyle Brunson.

 

   
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