Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Theodore B. Olson & Jim Murren

Theodore B. Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's 

 

Day One - November 27

09:30am Roadmap to the repeal of PASPA – Transforming the industry against all odds

 

Theodore B. Olson is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office; a longtime Member of the Firm's Executive Committee, and Founder of the Firm’s Crisis Management, Sports Law, and Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Groups.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation (2009 to the present), the Board of Visitors of the Federalist Society (2004 to the present); the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships (2014 to the present), the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (2010 to the present), and the Board of Directors of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University (2017 to present).  

He has twice received the Department of Justice’s Edmund J. Randolph Award, its highest award for service. He was also awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, that Department’s highest civilian award; and the American Bar Association Medal, that organization’s highest award. 

 

Jim Murren, CEO, MGM Resorts International

Day Two - November 28

09:00 Harnessing the paradigm shift in gaming: it’s not just about profitability – using the popularity of sports wagering to shift attitudes towards gambling as
entertainment

Jim Murren was named Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International in December 2008. He leads a company of 62,000 employees that provides world-class hospitality and entertainment experiences through its more than 15 resorts in China, Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi. He also serves as Chairman of MGM China, a Hong Kong-listed company in Macau. Mr. Murren joined MGM in 1998 after spending more than a decade on Wall Street, where he was regarded as a leading analyst in the restaurant, hotel and gaming industries. His arrival at MGM coincided with a period of dramatic growth for the company, including the acquisitions of Mirage Resorts and Mandalay Resort Group.

Mr. Murren is the visionary behind CityCenter, the unprecedented urban resort destination that opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 2009 featuring centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. CityCenter – a sophisticated mix of resorts, residences, conference facilities, dining and retail -- is the largest “green” development in the world. Using cutting-edge solutions, CityCenter demonstrates daily that sustainability enhances the guest experience.

 

We are excited to welcome Theodore B. Olsen and Jim Murren to ICE Sports Betting USA!