University of Las Vegas Hosts a Symposium on American Gambling Laws

Posted: May 18, 2012

Updated: October 4, 2017

American universities join the fight for legalized online gambling in the country hosting special conferences.

Renowned University of Las Vegas is to host a special symposium dedicated to the problem of American gambling laws and legalization of online gambling throughout the country.

The full-day meeting will be hosted by the William S. Boyd School of Law at the university. The discussion is expected to focus on online gambling regulation in general and online poker sites in United States in particular. Expert speakers and authors in the field and industry are expected to join the symposium.

The more specific interest topics include fraud and cheating detection, age and identity verification, location verification, operator licensing requirements, as well as player account support and protection.

Speakers invited for the symposium will talk about gambling regulations in already established and emerging jurisdictions with legal and regulated online gambling from around the globe. Critical discussions on these laws are also expected to be hosted as well as suggestions for best regulatory practices as applied to USA.

United States gambling news learned that the following figures will join students of the University for the symposium:

  • Babak Barin, an expert in international dispute resolution, and the author of Carswell’s Handbook of International Dispute Resolution Rules;
  • Anthony Cabot, a partner and Practice Group Leader of the Gaming Law group at Lewis and Roca LLC;
  • Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the UNLV Harrah Hotel College;
  • Mike Dreitzer, Chief Operating Officer of BMM, a worldwide leader in testing and certification for products used in the gaming industry;
  • Justin Franssen, a shareholder/attorney at VMW Taxand;
  • Toni Cowan, an attorney with expertise in state gaming compliance, Internet gaming, and federal Indian gaming compliance;
  • Marketa Trimble, 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, director of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research.
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