The Fundamentals of Skill-Based Gaming Regulations: What You Need to Know
With traditional gambling revenues on the decline for nearly a decade, casinos are seeking to attract a new generation of potential casino patrons, namely Millennials, who are drawn to electronic games where a player’s physical dexterity or mental ability factors into the outcomes. Consequently, there has been a rise in skill-based gaming regulation in the United States, notably in Nevada, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and other states are moving forward with regulatory schemes.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of gaming law authorities will discuss how this new area of regulation demands standards to address technical issues and other special attributes of these games and the devices used to play them. The panel will discuss current state regulations, proposals for global standards for testing and controls, and best practices for casino operators moving into this gaming genre.
Key topics include:
- Skill-Based Gaming
- Hybrid Games of Chance
- State Regulatory Schemes
- Technical Standards
- Game Platforms/Devices
- Player Interaction
- Payout Controls
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- Nevada Developments Regarding Skill Gaming and eSports
- General Discussion of Skill vs. Chance for Purposes of Defining Gambling
- Skill Gaming and eSports
- Discussion about Other State and Federal Developments in the Arena
Who Should Attend:
- Casino Owners/Operators
- Casino Lawyers
- Gaming Lawyers
- Regulatory Lawyers
- Licensing Attorneys
- Other related professionals
Mr. Silver's practice focuses on every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning matters, contractor licensing and transportation law. He has testified before the Nevada Legislature and U. S. Congressional sub-committees on gaming law issues and has consulted on gaming regulatory matters in several jurisdictions.
Mr. Silver is the former Chairman of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association. He has received several "Lawyer of the Year” designations from "Best Lawyers" and is rated in Band 1 in Gaming from Chambers.
Mr. Silver has served as a former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney heading the Consumer Affairs and White Collar Crimes Division and was the resident Las Vegas Member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board during the state's tumultuous period of developing regulatory oversight. He is a Member, Counsellor and former President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). He currently serves as Chairman of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (Mob Museum). He is a Member and former Chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and former Secretary and Director of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). He also held positions at various resort hotels, such as COO and General Counsel for the Landmark Hotel & Casino, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Riviera Hotel & Casino and Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Caesars Palace.
Mr. Silver's practice focuses on every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning …
Kate is a leading Nevada gaming attorney who counsels many of the world’s premier gaming companies on regulatory issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financings, and compliance. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues related to Internet gaming, sports betting, pari-mutuel wagering, social gaming, fantasy sports, liquor licensing, sweepstakes, contests, and promotions. She regularly represents individuals and businesses before regulatory agencies, including the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission. Because of her knowledge and her cutting-edge gaming practice, she has been sought after by major media outlets including Yahoo! Finance, ESPN and Bloomberg to comment on current gaming issues. She is the youngest ranked lawyer in Nevada by Chambers USA for Gaming & Licensing. She is listed as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers and Nevada Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”.
Kate is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and the International Masters of Gaming Law. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Kate was a shareholder in the Gaming Group at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. Kate is licensed to practice law in Nevada and California. She sits on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, and Nevada PEP.
Kate is a leading Nevada gaming attorney who counsels many of the world’s premier gaming companies on regulatory issues in …
Peter C. Spier serves as Chair of Gould & Ratner’s Casino Gaming Practice. He represents gaming clients in debt and equity financing and M&A transactions, as well as helping clients navigate the industry’s complex regulatory landscape. Mr. Spier regularly serves as outside general counsel for gaming companies and is a frequent speaker and author on issues affecting the gaming industry.
Mr. Spier is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). He has been named a “Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine in the areas of Gaming Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Venture Finance and Closely & Privately Held Business Law and a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers in Gaming Law, M&A and Corporate Law. In 2016, Mr. Spier was one of only three attorneys in the U.S. to be awarded the “Excellence in Gaming” designation by Corporate LiveWire.
Peter C. Spier serves as Chair of Gould & Ratner’s Casino Gaming Practice. He represents gaming clients in debt and …
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