Expert Speakers Cover Cutting-Edge Gaming Legal Issues

20 November 2002

LAS VEGAS – (Press Release) --The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) has announced its complete speakers faculty for the groundbreaking legal conference, IMGL Presents California 2002, December 4-6, 2002 at the Silverado in Napa Valley.

We've selected the top experts in the legal and operational side of the gaming industry, says IMGL President Frank Catania, the former director of New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement, and president of Catania Consulting. "These speakers will address some of the most important issues facing gaming today."

Two special keynote speakers, Brian Sandoval, the Attorney General-Elect from the state of Nevada, and Anthony Pico, Former Chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, will outline some of the issues related to the booming gaming industry in California and its effect on Nevada. Harlan Goodson, the Director of the California Department of Justice's Division of Gambling Control, will receive the first Gaming Regulator of the Year award during the keynote luncheon on December 5.

Some of the issues covered during the seminar sessions include: Compacts & Sovereignty: Relationships with Federal, State & Local Governments; Lotteries & Gaming: Slots at Tracks and VLTs; California Update: Slots, Racetracks, Cardrooms & the Regs; Boardroom Basics: The Role of Legal Counsel; Native American Gaming Regulation: State, Tribal, and Federal; State of the Art: Current Legal Issues; Internet Gaming: Legal or Not?; and International Update: Asia, Europe & Beyond.

Just some of the speakers at IMGL's California 2002 include: Albert R. Apodaca, Mescalero Gaming Commission, New Mexico; Tony Cabot, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Las Vegas; Bruce Caughill, Falls Management Company, Niagara Falls; Nicholas Casiello, Sterns & Weinroth, Atlantic City; Tony Coles, Jeffrey Green Russell, London; Norman H. DesRosiers, Viejas Tribal Gaming Commission, California; Gordon S. Dickie, Executive Director, Gaming Control, Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; Howard Dickstein, Dickstein & Merin, California; Kelly Duncan, Jones Walker, New Orleans; Bob Faiss, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Las Vegas; Tom Foley, Hamilton Quigley Twait & Foley, Minnesota; Kimberly Fritch, California Lottery; Stephen Hart, Arizona Department of Gaming; Vic Gallo, Konami Gaming Inc.; General Paul Harvey, PDH Associates, Inc.; Professor Joseph Kelly, State University of New York, Buffalo; Derry Knight, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; Jerome L. Levine, Holland & Knight, Los Angeles, CA; Michael D. Lipton, Elkind, Lipton & Jacobs LLP, Toronto; Murray Marshall, Kahnawake Mohawk Tribe, Quebec; Bruce Merati, Virtgame; Frank Miller, The Frank Miller Firm, WA; Linda M. Minash, Director of Indian Gaming, Regulatory Compliance, Wisconsin Department of Administration; Christopher Murphy, Mann & Partners Advocates, Isle of Man; Robert Pickus, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts; Andy Schneiderman, Commerce Club, Commerce; Robert Tabor, Maloney & Tabor, Inc., California; Robert Stocker, Fraser Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, Michigan; Philippe Vlaemminck, Vlaemminck & Partners, Belgium; Dave Waddell, Fraser Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, Michigan; Roy C. Wood, Jr., California Horse Racing Board; and many others.

The Co-Chairs of IMGL's California 2002 are John Maloney, Partner, Maloney & Tabor, Inc., Sacramento, CA and Heidi M. Staudenmaier, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix. IMGL's California 2002 is produced by Global Gaming Business Conferences, a division of Global Gaming Business magazine.

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