Gaming Law Speaker Series: The New Department of Justice Opinion on the Federal Wire Act and What It Means for Nevada and the Nation

When

Thursday, March 7, 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm

Where

Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom

Gaming Law Speaker Series:

The New Department of Justice Opinion on the Federal Wire Act and What It Means for Nevada and the Nation

 

Thursday, March 7. 2019

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Reception to follow

1.5 CLE credits available

 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Please register at Eventbrite.com

On January 14, 2019, the Office of Legal Counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice issued an advisory opinion that reversed its prior interpretation concerning the federal Wire Act released in 2011.  The DOJ claims that the Wire Act prohibits all interstate gambling activities, not just sports wagering.  The recent opinion, however, goes further to insinuate that the Federal Wire Act prevents state authorized and regulated remote wagering where both the bettor and the operator are in the same state if the transmission involves incidental routing across state lines. This presentation will explain the federal Wire Act, the 2011 & new opinions and the potential impacts on the gaming industry in Nevada and nationally including casino games, horseracing, poker, and sports wagering.

Presenters:

Anthony Cabot, Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law

Jennifer Roberts, Associate Director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation

Greg Gemignani. Attorney, Dickinson Wright

 

 

 

Thank you to the following sponsors

State Bar, Gaming Law Committee

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

The Nevada Resort Association

 

Contact Information: David Stern - 514-993-5237 - gls@unlv.nevada.edu