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Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga 2024

Start Date August 12
End Date August 14
The Saratoga Hilton
New York,

The Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga, set for August 12-14, 2024 at The Saratoga Hilton, is a crucial assembly for industry leaders, stakeholders, and enthusiasts in the racing and gaming sectors. This premier event provides a platform to explore trends, discuss vital issues, and exchange innovative ideas within both the New York scene and the national landscape. Attendees can look forward to engaging in comprehensive dialogues that drive the future of racing and gaming industries.


The Racing and Gaming Conference offers an intensive three-day program that caters to both industry professionals and enthusiasts. This event stands as a cornerstone for discussions on future trends, challenges, and opportunities in the racing and gaming industries. For nearly two decades, the Albany Law School hosted an annual event every August, known as the Saratoga Institute. This gathering brought together prominent lawyers, legislators, and industry leaders from the horse racing and gaming sectors to address key issues and foster dialogue. In 2020, Patrick Brown took over the organization of this event, which, despite a hiatus due to the pandemic, returned successfully in 2021 with a broader focus and more industry-centric discussions, maintaining its core ethos of facilitating civil discussions among experts.

Event Highlights

Keynote Speakers: The conference will feature a lineup of distinguished speakers, including industry leaders and innovators who will share insights into the current state and future of racing and gaming.

Panel Discussions: Engaging panel discussions will cover a range of topics, from technological advancements in gaming to regulatory changes impacting the racing industry.

Networking Opportunities: Attendees will have numerous opportunities to network with peers, industry experts, and service providers, fostering collaborations and partnerships.

Workshops: Interactive workshops will provide practical knowledge and skills development for participants looking to enhance their professional capabilities.

Special Sessions: Dedicated sessions will focus on specific areas such as responsible gambling, the role of digital media in racing, and emerging market trends.

Exhibitions: An exhibition area will showcase the latest technologies, services, and solutions from leading companies and startups in the racing and gaming sectors.

Closing Events: The conference concludes with an encouragement to continue discussions informally at nearby Saratoga Race Course.

Day By Day Agenda

Day 1   Begins with opening remarks, followed by a session on the impact of HISA in racing regulation, discussions on better protection and confidence in betting, and the expansion of unregulated gaming markets, concluding with a reception at the Adelphi Hotel.

Day 2 Starts with a continental breakfast and includes discussions on the future of downstate casinos, the evolution of horse racing, and the survival of racinos within the new gaming landscape, along with sessions on the modernization of lotteries and the interaction of casinos, iGaming, and sports betting.

Day 3 Continues with discussions on tote systems in racing, the role of horse racing in sports wagering, and the convergence of big data and AI in gaming, concluding with final networking and an invitation to Saratoga Race Course.

Who should attend and why

The Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga is ideally suited for high-level horse racing and gaming industry professionals, including lawyers, legislators, regulators, and anyone involved in the gaming and racing sectors. Attendees should be those looking to engage in meaningful discussions about regulatory impacts, industry trends, and strategic opportunities. It’s a key opportunity for networking, learning about the latest industry changes, and participating in forward-thinking discussions that could shape the future of these industries.

Notable Speakers

Patrick Brown Organizer, Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga; Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus, Brown Weinraub, PLLC

Michelle Cohen Partner, Ifrah Law; Advisor and Counsel, iDEA Growth

Derril Jordan Partner, Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP


When and where is the Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga held?

The conference takes place August 12-14, 2024, at The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY.

What is the ticket price for the event?

General industry and public attendees can benefit from the Early Bird rate of $645, the Advance Rate of $745, or the Walk-Up Rate of $845. Officials and newly admitted attorneys have a special rate of $450. Additionally, a Social Pass is available for those interested in networking events, with options including the Welcome Reception Only for $50, the Double Reception Pass for $75, and the ‘Day at the Races’ event for $75.

Is there any Financial Aid Policy?

New York attorneys earning less than $75,000 in 2023, or those demonstrating financial hardship in 2024, may qualify for a full or partial scholarship. To apply, contact Allison McCoy at amccoy@spectrumgaming.com.

Is there a special event at the Saratoga Race Course?

Yes, there is a ‘Day at the Races’ event, with tickets priced at $75, offering a luxury experience in the Rachel Alexandra Suite.

How can I contact the conference organizers?

Email: info@racingandgamingsaratoga.com

Phone: 609-926-5100

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Industry Professionals, Gaming And Racing Enthusiasts, Lawyers, Legislators, Regulators, Industry Stakeholders, Gaming Industry Decision-Makers, Racing Patrons