Conference to Focus on New Laws and Regulations

22 August 2001

LARCHMONT, New York -- (Press Release) -- Aug. 22, 2001 -- New laws and regulations will be a major focus of the Fifth Annual International Symposium on Internet Gambling Law and Management, sponsored by Mary Ann Liebert publishers and presented by BioConferences International to be held Nov. 25-27 at the Shelbourne hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

``This year has been a landmark one for Internet gaming legislation and regulation,' says Patricia Hogan, conference director. ``In the United States, Nevada passed a law allowing current operators of land-based casinos to apply for Internet gaming licenses while at the Federal level, Congress continues to flirt with laws prohibiting Internet gaming. In Australia, the federal government passed a moratorium and then anti-Internet gaming legislation overturning the legalization by the various states and territories. Antigua developed Internet gaming regulations and instituted a tax on Internet gaming. Many jurisdictions such as South Africa, Costa Rica, Virgin Islands moved toward legalizing Internet gaming. Indeed, it's been a year of unprecedented activity on the legal front.'

In addition to focusing on new laws and regulations, the conference will also examine fast-growing markets such as Asia and Latin America, new competition from land-based gaming companies and even companies outside the industry like Playboy, and new technologies such as streaming, border control, and wireless.

Chaired by Anthony Coles, Partner, Jeffrey Green Russell in London and Joe Kelly, Professor of Business Law, SUNY College at Buffalo, the conference features speakers including Adrian Brink, Plus ; Eric Brown, Camelot; Mickey Charles, The Sports Network; Gary Collins, Antigua; Tony Fontaine, Station Casinos; Michael Frendo, Gatt Frendo Tjufigno; Bill Galston, Galston Associates; Fred Gushin, Spectrum Gaming; Marc Lesnick,; Gary Locke, Casino Promote; Quirino Mancini, Sinisi Ceschini Mancini & Partners; Isaac Marrache, Marrache & Co.; Vince Monical,; Christopher Murphy, Mann & Partners; David Outhwaite, COO, CryptoLogic; I. Nelson Rose, Professor, Whittier College of Law; Johan Sigvardsson, CEO, Boss Media; Michael Tew, Bear Sterns; Andrew Tottenham, Harrods Online; Thibauld Verbiest, Libert-Mayerus and many others.

Full program details and online registration is available at

The conference will feature sessions on the burgeoning Asian and Latin American markets; new entrants into the field from land-based gaming and other industries such as Harrods and Playboy; new jurisdictions such as Jersey, Isle of Man, Alderney, Channnel Island, Malta and Gibraltar; new laws and regulations in Antigua, St.Kitts, New Zealand and other jurisdictions; the latest in Internet gaming technology including streaming, wireless, border control and voice systems; the growth in Internet lotteries around the world; major developments with online sportsbooks, pari-mutuel sites and Internet casinos.

The Annual International Internet Gaming Innovator Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Nov. 26th at the conference.

The conference also features a Technology Showcase by various software, telecommunications, marketing and other vendors serving the Internet gaming industry.

Each year, this conference draws attendees from 40 different countries around the world.

For more information about sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the Fifth Annual International Symposium on Internet Gambling Law and Management, contact Michele Keesser at or call 914-834-3100, ext. 624 or fax 914-834-4329.

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