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ABA gaming law meeting to address expanding industry, Internet gaming, recent court cases


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ABA gaming law meeting to address expanding industry, Internet gaming, recent court cases

By Irma Romero

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 — The American Bar Association’s National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield will highlight key industry topics such as Internet gaming, compulsive and underage gamblers, recent merger activity, and commercial casino expansion in the U.S. and around the world on Feb. 13-14 at a resort near Las Vegas.

Several sessions will address gaming in Indian Country, including discussions on the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, the effects of the Supreme Court’s Carcieri decision and the substantive changes in the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the Obama administration. 

Richard J. Lopes, chairman of the California Gambling Control Commission, will speak during Thursday’s luncheon about the growth of gaming in California and efforts to legalize Internet gaming in the state, and Jason Giles, executive director of the National Indian Gaming Association, will give Friday’s welcome. 

What:   18th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield
             Sponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Development 

When:  Feb. 13-14 

Where: Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
             2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
             Henderson, NV 89052-2672 

Program highlights include: 

“Gaming — A World View” — The gaming landscape has changed dramatically over the past five years, with Macau and Singapore zooming past Las Vegas as casino gaming capitals and other countries jumping on the bandwagon. This session will address the future of gaming, opportunities for growth and the ramifications of continued growth.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. 

“Commercial Casino Expansion in the United States” — This session will discuss the legal and political challenges to expansion of gaming to other states, which states might be the next to open their doors, and who could be the winners and the losers in this ongoing expansion.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. – noon

“Internet Gaming: Will the United States Ever Get It Right?” — Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and Illinois have ventured into intrastate Internet gaming, but Congress continues to hold hearings and introduce legislation that goes nowhere. Will the political class ever get things straightened out?
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. 

“U.S. Gaming Merger Mania” — This session will address the possible long-term effects of significant mergers that are occurring and are projected to occur in the gaming industry.
Friday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

A complete agenda can be found online. 

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Emily Ortman at 

Co-sponsors for this event are the ABA Criminal Justice Section, Business Law Section and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

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