WhenThursday, March 7, 2019 -
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.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org