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Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium

May 18, 2012
Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

WHAT: The UNLV Boyd School of Law is presenting an international symposium addressing best practices for the regulation of Internet gaming. The symposium features world-renowned speakers and authors who are highly knowledgeable in their respective fields. Each speaker will tackle a category of regulation critical to a well regulated Internet gaming environment. Categories include age and identity verification, location verification, fraud and cheating detection and prevention including anti-collusion, international dispute resolution, technical requirements for systems including testing, error prevention, reliability, security, random number generators and disaster recovery, licensing requirements for operators, service providers and manufacturers, responsible gaming including player limits and self exclusion, player account protections including privacy, securing of customer data and funds, accounting, audit, reporting and recordkeeping, currency and transaction handling requirements including anti-money laundering, taxation and advertising. Speakers will survey regulated Internet gaming laws from established and emerging jurisdictions worldwide, engage in a critical discussion of these laws, and make recommendations for best regulatory practices.

WHEN: May 18, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility


Babak Barin, an expert in international dispute resolution, has served as a guest professor at UNLV. He is the author of Carswell's Handbook of International Dispute Resolution Rules (1999 – Thomson Publishing) and has been Editor-in-Chief of The Globetrotter (The Canadian Bar Association International Law Section Newsletter).

Anthony Cabot is a partner and Practice Group Leader of the Gaming Law group at Lewis and Roca LLC. He helps clients in the areas of gaming law, Internet gambling, sweepstakes and contests.

Toni Cowan is 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, the worldwide leader in testing and certification for products used in the gaming industry. With more the 14 years experience in the gaming industry, he has a deep background in business development, gaming transactional work, regulatory compliance, intellectual property related to gaming, and SEC public company compliance.

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.

Stewart Hoegner is a gaming lawyer and an accountant. He has specialized skills in the planning and execution of international transactions and negotiations and the management of Internet gaming operations, land-based poker tournaments, multi-jurisdictional compliance programs, and global IP portfolios.

Peter Kulick is a tax and gaming attorney with Dickinson Wright, PLLC, which has an international gaming law practice. He is a prolific author on gaming law with articles published in publications such as Casino Lawyer, Casino Enterprise Management, ABA Gaming Law Gazette, and the Gaming Law Review.

Dr. Alan Littler successfully defended his PhD "Member States versus the European Union: The Regulation of Gambling" at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Recently, he joined the Gaming Team at VMW Taxand where he is involved with Dutch and European developments in the field.

Sanford I. Millar is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California. Based in Los Angeles, Millar has represented clients in diverse businesses in domestic and complex cross-border transactions.

Nick Nocton is a Partner in the Gaming and Betting Group at Jeffrey Green Russell in London. He has over 12 years’ experience advising on UK and international gambling, licensing, and regulation issues as well as general commercial matters.

Blair Richardson, Jr. serves as General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Aristotle International, the largest compliance vendor and supplier of political filing software in the nation. As an in-house counselor, he represents the interests of the firm’s clients.

Marketa Trimble is a professor at UNLV. In her research, she focuses on intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws.

Lawrence G. Walters is a partner with the law firm Walters Law Group. His practice focuses on gaming, advertising, and Internet law. He represents clients involved with all aspects of the online gambling industry.

COST: $299 for anyone not affiliated with the law school; $210 for law school alumni

LIMITED SPOTS: Only 80 spots available. Pre-registration is required.

SCHEDULE: To view the full schedule, click here.

REGISTRATION: Go to http://law.unlv.edu/registration-gaming-symposium

WEBSITE: http://law.unlv.edu/GamingRegulation2012