The federal government is cracking down on gambling websites and gaming businesses.
A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge to a law that requires states to give people with gambling addiction access to gaming licenses.
And the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a challenge over the constitutionality of a federal law.
All these developments and more are expected at the National Association of Gaming Commissioners meeting Friday, which will be the first in a series of gatherings in Las Vegas that have become a forum for state legislatures to debate state gambling laws and issues.
It’s the first gathering of the season that has been marked by a series that include an early-morning session on marijuana, an early afternoon session on gun control, and a discussion of a possible federal casino tax on gaming businesses and gaming sites.
There are also events for politicians, and the NRA is hosting a briefing at the conference.
The meeting starts at noon in a small room at the Convention Center.
There are two speakers: the NRA’s chief lobbyist, Andrew Arulanandam, and Gov.
Carolyn Goodman, a Democrat.
There will be a brief introduction from the president and vice president.
A review of the agenda indicates the topic for discussion is a state gambling law, as well as what steps the state could take to protect its own gambling industry.
State legislators will also hear from state officials who will be invited to speak on issues like whether the law can be changed or is a burden on gambling operators, as they look to expand their businesses in Nevada.
The NRA’s Goodman said that there are already some significant reforms that are being taken to help casinos and gaming operators, including: