UNLV Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium

by , Apr 19, 2012 | 11:52 am

The Boyd School of Law at UNLV will host an Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium on May 18. The conference is being sponsored by Lewis & Roca. You can read more about the conference and speakers and register for it here. I’m preparing a paper on financial transaction handling (with a focus on anti-money laundering) for the event, and that’s why I haven’t made time to blog on Pokerati lately. (Apologies to Dan.)

The conference is really an interesting concept. True to the symposium definition, different authors with familiarity in the gaming space – and anyone else who wants to attend – are getting together, presenting a series of papers, and critiquing them. Later, each writer or writing team will return home and make further changes and amendments to her, his, or their article. The whole collection of papers will then be published as a book by the UNLV Gaming Law Journal sometime in the fall.

The symposium and the resulting book has as its objective the compilation of selected worldwide best practices in the regulation of Internet gaming and betting. Topics that will form discrete chapters include location verification; fraud and cheating detection and prevention; responsible gaming; accounting, reporting, and audit requirements; taxation; and, advertising. I don’t expect that the presentations will just rehash the papers. I hope that mine, for example, goes beyond what’s in the article to try to explore where international regulation of the igaming sector is going.

This is really an excellent opportunity to engage with and learn more about the sector from global authorities in gaming, including Anthony Cabot, David Schwartz, Tony Coles, and Lawrence Walters. Some of the best gaming law firms and minds in the world will be speaking and exchanging ideas. I expect that the discusison will be edifying whether you’re new to the sector or a seasoned veteran. It’s also only one day long. This event should really be worth your while.

The cost is $299 per regular attendee. There is a discount for Boyd Law School alums (lucky folks). Current Boyd students and faculty can attend for free. (This covers your lunch and a post-conference reception.)

For those looking for a printout instead of a link, a media alert is available here. I look forward to seeing and meeting many readers there.

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