Department of Public Protection
Charitable Gaming Official Named to International Post

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 22, 2007  
Contact Information:  Becca Wilson or Jim Carroll, 502-564-7760  

Leah Cooper Boggs, assistant director of licensing and compliance for the Office of Charitable Gaming, has been elected treasurer of the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA). The election took place at the recent annual conference in Kansas City. 


NAGRA’s membership includes regulators who oversee all aspects of gaming, including charitable gaming, lotteries, pari-mutuel betting, and casinos, including riverboats and tribal casinos.


Attendees at the conference represented every state and Canadian province. 


Topics of the conference included problem gaming, lottery retailer fraud, internet gaming, advances in casino technology, Texas Hold ‘em poker, charitable gaming best practices, tribal economic development and electronic bingo card minding devices.  


Ms. Boggs was a presenter for the session on electronic bingo card-minding devices, which interface with equipment used to conduct a bingo game, allow a player to store, display and mark multiple bingo cards. 


The Office of Charitable Gaming is part of the Department of Public Protection in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.