Online Gaming from Land-Based Perspective

Guest Presentation by Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group, and Rod Motamedi, Research Manager at UMass Donahue Institute

September 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The future growth of online gaming presents a challenge for brick-and-mortar casinos: Are online sites a threat or an opportunity?

We cordially invite you to a guest webinar on September 20, 2017 at 2 to 3 p.m. EST by Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group, who will consider this question and its economic implications. Mr. Pollock will be joined by Rod Motamedi, research manager at the Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI).

Spectrum developed a theory 15 years ago called “Spectrum Internet Gaming Heuristic Theorem”. The consultants put forth the now-proven theory that casino operators over time would move from rejection of online gaming to acceptance and eventually embrace the medium. The social aspects of brick-and-mortar casinos will remain an attraction, and operators could leverage online options as marketing tools.

For this presentation, Mr. Pollock will explain Spectrum’s theory, discuss industry trends, and explore related policy considerations. Mr. Motamedi will discuss how to address these issues with an effective economic impact analysis.

Spectrum Gaming Group, which has provided consulting expertise in 36 US states and territories and in 47 countries on six continents, serves as executive director of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS). Mr. Pollock began studying the social and economic impacts of gaming more than 35 years ago, when he began researching his award-winning book, “Hostage to Fortune: Atlantic City and Casino Gambling.” He has since served as principal author on numerous impact studies in markets ranging from Florida and Iowa to Guam and Korea.

UMDI is the civic engagement arm of the University of Massachusetts system within which EPPR provides unbiased analyses on economic, demographic, workforce, and other public policy issues in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. Together Messrs. Pollock and Motamedi have conducted economic impact and market studies for the State of Florida, the American Gaming Association, and numerous properties around the country.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.