Law School Hosts Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will host a symposium on internet gaming regulation featuring expert speakers and authors in the field. Focus areas include age and identity verification, fraud and cheating detection, location verification, licensing requirements for operators, player account protections, taxation and more.


Friday May 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility


Speakers will examine laws from established and emerging jurisdictions with regulated Internet gaming from around the world, engage in a critical discussion of these laws and make recommendations for best regulatory practices.

Speakers include

  • 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 and has been Editor-in-Chief of The Globetrotter, the Canadian Bar Association international law section newsletter.
  • Bo Bernhard, is executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the UNLV Harrah Hotel College and an associate professor in sociology and hotel administration. He has directed more than $1 million in grant-funded research projects on the subjects ranging from socio-economic impacts of gaming industries and biological drivers of gambling behavior to Internet gaming policy.
  • 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, a worldwide leader in testing and certification for products used in the gaming industry. With more than 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.
  • Marketa Trimble is a 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 is director of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. His areas of expertise include the history of gambling, gaming statistics, casino surveillance and security, gaming and technology, casinos and social media. He oversees the holdings of the UNLV Lied Library’s gaming collection.


Media are invited to attend. Please contact Megan Downs at (702) 895-0898 for a press credential.

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