LAS VEGAS UNI TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNET GAMBLING
17th May, 2012 at 05:05:33
Well-known names on the speaker list
The current American interest in internet gambling appears to have prompted the prestigious University of Las Vegas to examine the topic at a full-day symposium scheduled for May 18.
Hosted by the William S. Boyd School of Law at the university, the discussion will centre on internet gambling regulation, and will feature expert speakers and authors in the field.
Focus areas include age and identity verification, fraud and cheating detection, location verification, licensing requirements for operators, and player account protections.
Speakers will examine laws from established and emerging jurisdictions with regulated Internet gaming from around the world, engage in a critical discussion of these laws and make recommendations for best regulatory practices. They include:
- Babak Barin, an expert in international dispute resolution, and the author of Carswell's Handbook of International Dispute Resolution Rules. He has been Editor-in-Chief of The Globetrotter, the Canadian Bar Association international law section newsletter.
- Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the UNLV Harrah Hotel College and an associate professor in sociology and hotel administration.
- Anthony Cabot, a partner and Practice Group Leader of the Gaming Law‚EURšgroup at Lewis and Roca LLC.
- Toni Cowan, an attorney with expertise in state gaming compliance, Internet gaming, and federal Indian gaming compliance. Her experience stems from her many years of public service as a Senior Attorney at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, and the Nevada Attorney General's Office, Division of Gaming, and as Staff Attorney at the National Indian Gaming Commission.
- Mike Dreitzer is the Chief Operating Officer of BMM, a worldwide leader in testing and certification for products used in the gaming industry.
- Justin Franssen is a shareholder/attorney at VMW Taxand. He heads the Gaming Practice Group, which is engaged in the majority of multi-year proceedings on cross- border Internet gaming before various national and European courts.
- Marketa Trimble is a UNLV Boyd Law School professor who researches intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law and conflict of laws.
- David Schwartz is director of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research.
A number of the big casino operators in the U.S
have either stated an interest in the prospect of providing online gambling to bolster revenues while some have even taken steps to tie up deals with existing providers as poker legislation edges ever nearer.
Full details at http://law.unlv.edu/GamingRegulation2012
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