Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition

Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition


The Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition is hosted by the William S. Boyd School of Law's Society of Advocates Moot Court Competition Team, and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal.  The William S. Boyd School of Law boasts the #1 Legal Writing program in the country, as ranked by the US News & World Report. The 2023 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition will be held tentatively in-person on March 03-04, 2023.

The Competition focuses on emerging issues at the intersection of gaming law and regulation. Competitors will hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent jurists and practitioners in the gaming capital of the world: Las Vegas, Nevada!

Registration Information

Registration is now closed. Please contact the moot court board at the email below to be placed on the waitlist. The pricing for regular registration will be $550 for one team and $1100 for two teams. One school may not register more than two teams. 

The current pricing information is based on the assumption we will be able to hold an in-person competition. However, if federal, state, and local recommendations do not permit such an event, we will adjust to an online format for the competition.  

In the event the competition format is changed to online, the above pricing will be adjusted. 

If moved to an online format, each team will be contacted via email informing them of such change. After being informed of the change, each team will have fourteen (14) days to determine whether they want to seek a refund. If a team chooses to cancel the registration, we will issue a refund of the amount paid less $50.00 per team.  

The last day to withdraw for currently registered teams is November 22, 2022.

Competition Information

View the updated 2023 Rules.

2023 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Competition Problem 

Substantive Questions & Answers

2023 Schreck Competition Itinerary

2023 Brief Submissions

Contact Information

For further questions regarding the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition, please contact the 2023 Gaming Law Competition Co-chairs, Nick Wolfram and Molly Marias, at

About Frank A. Schreck

Frank A. Schreck is the namesake of the William S. Boyd School of Law’s Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Schreck is chair of the Gaming Law Group at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. For more than 40 years, Mr. Schreck has played an important role in shaping the realm of gaming law.

Mr. Schreck has represented many of the premier public and private gaming companies (including Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Station Casinos, Pinnacle Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, Scientific Games Corporation, and William Hill PLC); private equity firms (including Apollo Global Management, TPG, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, and Leonard Green & Partners), as well as large financial institutions that became involved in the ownership of casino properties (including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse).

Not only has Mr. Schreck represented his client’s gaming interests in Nevada, he has also been a pioneer in the licensing of companies involved in multi-jurisdictional transactions, including the purchase of Harrah’s Entertainment by Apollo Global Management and TPG. Mr. Schreck has also participated in gaming-related matters in such foreign jurisdictions as Japan, Macau, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Great Britain.

At age 27, Mr. Schreck was the youngest individual, by far, to be appointed as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission. He has also served as President of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys (“IAGA”) and was the Chairman of its Fourth Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria.

We are proud to honor Mr. Schreck by naming the Gaming Law Moot Court Competition after him.

Past Competitions