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  1. 1. IMGL Spring ConferenceMONTREAL, CANADA • MAY 8-10, 2013• Two days filled with in-depth sessionsaddressing current topics affecting thegaming industry, featuring a panel of over45 international gaming law experts• Accommodations and conference facilitieshosted at the Hotel InterContinental Montrealin historic Old Montreal.Platinum Conference Sponsor
  2. 2. Wednesday May 85:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Registration Open6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Welcome ReceptionInterContinental MontrealChez Plume RestaurantSponsored byJoin old friends and make new ones at our firstgathering. Dinner is on your own in one of the OldMontreal Restaurants nearby.Thursday, May 98:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration Open7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Continental BreakfastSponsored by9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.WelcomeJ. Kelly Duncan, President, IMGLand Partner, Jones Walker, New OrleansKeynote AddressRegulation of iGamingJames R. MaidaPresident & CEOGaming LaboratoriesInternational, LLCNew Jersey9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.iGaming: The Old and the New ChallengesThe internet functions globally, and many industriesexploit this, but will i-gaming ever really follow suit or isit destined either to be prohibited or, where permitted,to be regulated, and thus to operate, piecemeal ona jurisdictional basis? And other than for players ofcommunity games (poker, bingo etc.) does this matter?In Europe, where regulation by individual MemberStates is now becoming well established, there is talkof regulatory convergence, or at least some degree ofregulatory co-operation, but is this realistic, and will itever happen worldwide? This panel will also addresswhether there is, or ever can be, proper protection ofplayers and their funds. Have regulators heeded lessonsfrom past problems? And is it appropriate to excludefrom regulated markets those who have chosen,perhaps for what may be a good reason, to operate inthe so called “grey” market?Moderator: Tony Coles, ConsultantJeffrey Green Russell Limited, United KingdomSPEAKERS:Mark Brnovich, Director, Arizona Department of Gaming,ArizonaFrank Catania, Principal, Catania Gaming Consultants,New JerseyJustin Franssen, Head of Gaming, Sports & EntertainmentPractice Group, Kalff Katz & Franssen, The NetherlandsQuirino Mancini, Head of Media, Sports & Gaming Practice,SCM Lawyers, ItalyJamie Nettleton, Partner, Addisons Commercial Lawyers,Australia10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Networking BreakSponsored by11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Virtual Currencies:How Good (or Bad) Are They?Virtual currencies are increasingly importantmechanisms for transmitting value in the globaleconomy, and are increasingly used in gamingtransactions. The questions raised in respect to virtualcurrency use in gaming and betting are timely andcritical. Can money laundering rules be applied tovirtual currencies? Are virtual currencies stable enoughto support an efficient gaming platform? How areschedule of events(continues on next page)The Welcome Reception, Conference Sessions, and Lunches will take place at the InterContinental Montreal.Thursday’s dinner will be held at Le Parquet.Conference attendance is eligible for 11 Continuing Legal Eduation (CLE) credits
  3. 3. 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Horse Racing at a CrossroadsThe panel will tackle the complex issues facing horseracing and its future as a viable gambling product bothnationally and internationally. Issues discussed willinclude the challenges to racino profitability, interstatesimulcasting and medication in horse racing.Moderator:Marc W. Dunbar, Partner, Jones Walker LLP, FloridaSpeakers:Scott Daruty, President, Monarch Content Management, LLC,CaliforniaDavid Romanik, Owner, Gretna Racing, LLC, FloridaCarl Sottosanti, VP and Deputy General Counsel, PennNational Gaming, Inc., PennsylvaniaAlex Waldrop, President & CEO, National ThoroughbredRacing Association, Kentucky3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Social Gaming – One on OneinterviewMitch Garber, CEO,Caesars Interactive Entertainment,Canada3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Social Gaming: The Future is NowA panel discussion featuring the cutting edgedevelopments in the social gaming arena. The panelwill address the conversion of traditional games ontosocial gaming applications, the regulatory impact of theever-expanding social gaming arena, and the impacton more traditional igaming with the explosion of socialgaming.Moderator: Marc H. Ellinger, Attorney at Law, Blitz,Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C., MissouriSpeakers:Melissa Blau, Director, iGaming Capital, United KingdomMitch Garber, CEO, Caesars Interactive Entertainment,Canada4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Legalization as a Tool to Control UnwantedActivities: The Cases of Casino Policy andCannabis Policy in the NetherlandsPresentation:William N. Thompson, University of NevadaLas Vegas, Nevadaschedule of eventsgovernments addressing virtual currencies? This panelwill look at a number of specific currencies in use,including bitcoin.Moderator: Michael Lipton, Q.C., Senior Partner,Dickinson Wright, LLP, TorontoSpeakers:R. Paul Davis, General Counsel, Counting House (IOM) Ltd.,Isle of ManNadya Hambach, Attorney at Law, Velchev & Co. Law Office,BulgariaStuart Hoegner, Gaming Counsel Professional Corporation,CanadaOthers to be announced12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Keynote Awards LuncheonLynne Roiter, Vice-President and General Counsel,Loto-Quebec, CanadaPresident’s Award Presentation1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Indian Gaming In the US and CanadaThis panel will compare and contrast the jurisdictionalbases upon which Indian gaming in the US andCanada is built. The session will examine how theUS government recognition of ‘tribal sovereignty’ hasaffected growth of the Indian gaming industry in thatcountry and how Canada’s approach to interpreting‘aboriginal and treaty rights’ has had a significantlydifferent result for Canada’s First Nations participationin the industry. The panel will also review the empiricaleconomic data from Tribal gaming, with a specialfocus on saturation levels, opportunities for expansion,changing age demographics and preferences, socialgaming impacts, and predictors of the effect of iGamingon bricks and mortar operations in Indian country.Moderator: Morden “Cookie” Lazarus, Partner, Lazarus,Charbonneau, CanadaSpeakers:Kimberly Arnold, Chief Operating Officer, The InnvoationGroup, ColoradoBryce Vincent Geoffrey, General Counsel, Lock GamingGroup, SpainMurray Marshall, General Counsel, Kahnawake GamingCommission, CanadaMatthew Morgan, Gaming Commissioner, Chickasaw Nation,OklahomaJane G. Zerbi, Esq., Law Offices of Jane Zerbi, California2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Networking BreakSponsored by(continues on next page)
  4. 4. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Reception/DinnerLe ParquetSponsored byLe Parquet, Centre CDP Capital1000, Jean-Paul-RiopelleMontréal, QuébecH2Z 2B3+1 514 847 2555Join us at Le Parquet – an immense glass-walled atriumthat crosses over St. Alexandre Street to horizontallyconnect the city blocks between square-Victoria andthe Jean-Paul-Riopelle public square. The charm andgrandeur of the setting is simply a unique Montréalgathering place.This venue is accessible from theInterContinental Montreal by foot, by metro via thepedestrian route or by car (parking in the Quartierinternational.)Dinner is included in the registration fee. Extratickets for guests are available for purchase. Refer toRegistration form.Friday, May 107:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Global Gaming Women BreakfastCome to breakfast with other gamingwomen professionals for a mentoringprogram. All are welcome to attend.RSVP to a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Continental BreakfastSponsored by8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Registration Open9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Keynote AddressDavid BaazovCEOAmaya GamingCanada9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.iGaming in Indian CountryThis panel will examine recent developments in boththe US and Canada related specifically to iGaming inIndian Country. On the US side, the panel will explorethe tripartite regulatory structure and limits of authorityof federal, state and tribal authority over Internet gamingin the US, economic opportunities created by regulatoryvacuum, the outsized influence of state lotteries,and potential for off shore involvement. Also, to beconsidered will be issues related to tribal iGaming underIGRA: what “where” and “on” mean for Indian iGamingand why it matters. Finally, the panel will provide anupdate on the iGaming industry in Kahnawake anddiscuss whether there is a continuing role for the FirstNations of Canada in the iGaming industry.Moderator: Sanford I. Millar, Certified Specialist TaxationLaw, President, Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar, a P.C.,CaliforniaSpeakers:Tom Foley, Partner, Foley Law, PLC, MinnesotaMichael Delisle, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council ofKahnawake, CanadaG. Dean Luthey, Jr., Partner, Gable Gotwals, OklahomaD. Michael McBride III, Chair, Indian Law & Gaming PracticeGroup, Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C., Oklahoma10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Networking BreakSponsored by10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.Sportsbetting’s Expansion:Addressing the ChallengesThis panel will look at how the arguments againstsportsbetting may be addressed as policy-makersconsider its expansion in new regions. Identifying theleading problems and arguments regarding integrityof the sport and particularly the relationships with thesports bodies will be explored.schedule of events(continues on next page)
  5. 5. Moderator: Sue Schneider, Editor-at-Large, Gaming LawReview and Economics, MissouriSpeakers:Chris Eaton, Director of Sport Integrity at the InternationalCenter for Sport Security, QuitarAnastasios Kaburakis, Professor, Saint Louis University,MissouriRichard Schuetz, Commissioner, California Gambling ControlCommission, CaliforniaMark A. Strothkamp, Associate Director of Enforcement,National Collegiate Athletic Association11:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.Data Analysis and Business Intelligence:Mitigate & Resolving Disputes & Claims with IPIntegrationsWith the evolution of technology there are new toolsand techniques that Regulators, Compliance Directorsand Gaming Attorneys can use to resolve claimsand disputes by making informed decisions with theintegration of video solutions associated to financialand transactional data; combating fraud and scams; forimproved compliance audits; and better documentationof game outcomes. Providing the best evidence withthe new trends in transactional data as the new digitalworld opens casino operators up to financial losses.This session will provide new information on whatto expect from IP capable hardware and softwaretechnologies that brings the IP convergence forward.Technology will contribute to how we can mitigatelosses to fraud, investigate scams, resolve disputes,improve customer service and maintain public trust.Moderator: Douglas Florence Sr., CPP, BusinessDevelopment Director Global Gaming, Avigilon, NevadaSpeakers:Henry Valentino III, CEO and President, eConnect, Inc.,Nevada12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.LuncheonInterContinental MontrealLes Voutes Room1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Regulatory Reform:A Perspective from an IndustryVeteranRobert SaucierCEO, Galaxy GamingNevada1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Regulatory Reform & Implementation –Ongoing/New Efforts, Updates,and Successful StrategiesA continuation of last year’s panel on regulatory reformthat identified and suggested the advancement offive regulatory reforms for the commercial and tribalgaming industries in the United States. The panel willcontinue the discussion of last year’s five suggestedreforms and introduce any new or different reformsbelieved to be important to the future of gaming and itseffective regulation. The discussion will again focus onthe merit and practicality of suggested reforms as wellas the roadblocks or obstacles in the way of achievingthem. Following this will be an update on the reformsachieved since last year along with a discussion of whatstrategies have met with success and where roadblocksor obstacles still remain.Moderator: Robert W. Stocker II, Member, DickinsonWright PLLC, MichiganSpeakers:Thomas N. Auriemma, Member, Compliance Committee,Penn National Gaming, PennsylvaniaWilliam Bogot, Legal Counsel, Illinois Gaming Board, IllinoisTiffany Conklin, Commissioner, California Gambling ControlCommission, CaliforniaChristopher W. Hinckley, Legal Counsel, Missouri GamingCommission, MissouriJohn Maloney, Principal and General Counsel, Law Offices ofJohn K. Maloney, CaliforniaSean McGuinness, Partner, Lewis & Roca, NevadaDonna More, President, More Law Group, IllinoisRobert Saucier, CEO, Galaxy Gaming, Inc., Nevada2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.How Do We Implement?Comments from the AudienceClosing Remarks:J. Kelly Duncan, President, IMGLand Partner, Jones Walker, Louisiana3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Member Business Meeting4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Closing ReceptionInterContinental MontrealChez Plume RestaurantOur final gathering before departing or having dinner inMontreal.schedule of events
  6. 6. host hotelInterContinental Montreal360 Saint-Antoine Street WestMontreal, Quebec H2Y 3X4Canadawww.Montreal.InterContinental.comInterContinental Montreal, first luxuryhotel in historic Old Montreal and winnerof the Ulysse Trophy for best hotel inMontreal in 2010 and 2011, is locatedin the heart of Old Montreal and isadjoining the magnificent World TradeCentre.IMGL Conference Room Rate:$189 CAD plus tax (currently 18%) Mention IMGL to receive the preferred rate.Deadline:Reservations must be made by Friday, April 19, 2013 to receive the IMGL rate. Reservations are based on availability.Room cancellations within 24 hours of arrival will result in one night’s room and tax penalty.Reservations +1 800 361 3600 toll free from /Canada and U.S.A.F: +1 514 847 8370thank you to our sponsorsPlatinum SponsorGold Level Bronze LevelAsensi AbogadosAvigilonContinent8 TechnologiesGaming Laboratories InternationalSHFL EntertainmentSupporting AssociationAssociation of Gaming EquipmentManufacturers (AGEM)Media SponsorGlobal Gaming BusinessSilver Level
  7. 7. 1. Your Information Please type or print clearly. Your name, title and organization will appear on your badge.First Name ___________________________________________ Last Name _________________________________________________________Position __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________City _______________________________________________________ State/Province _____________________________________________Postal Code ___________________________________________ Country _________________________________________________________Phone ____________________________________________________ Fax ________________________________________________________Email _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2. Registration Fees (fees in U.S. dollars, per person)By April 8 After April 8IMGL Member $645 $745Regulator/Educator $395 $495Non-Member Delegate $845 $945(Thursday, non-refundable) $200 $200(Thursday lunch) $50 $50(Friday lunch) $50 $50Guest Name:_____________________________________ Total fee______________3. Payment Check/Money Or der (payableto IMGL Conference)Visa MasterC ard American ExpressC ard Number _________________ - _________________ - ________________ - __________________Expiration Date___________ / ___________ Cr edit CardVerificationCode _______________(3-digit# on backof MC/Visa; 4-digit# on front ofAmEx)Print Name (as it appears on card) _______________________________________________________C ardholder’s Signature _______________________________________________________________Postal C ode as it appears on credit card bill _________________________Save: Register by April 8! • www.gaminglawmasters.com2 0 1 3 S P R I N G C O N F E R E N C E • M O N T R E A L , C A N A D A • M A Y 8 - 1 0 , 2 0 1 3Includes: Welcome Reception, two Continental Breakfasts, two Lunches, DinnerRegister two or more people fromyour group and receive $50 USD offof each registration. Discount will becalculated at time of processing.Register by MailIMGL 2013 Montreal ConferenceP.O. Box 3348Huntsville, AL 35810 USARegister by Fax+1 877 314 6077 toll-free from the U.S.+1 256 852 6838 from outside the U.S.Register Onlinewww.GamingLawMasters.comConditionsAll fees payable in U.S. dollars. Payment must be settled10 days prior to the event. Written cancellationrequests received prior to May 1, 2013, will receive apartial refund. A processing fee of $100 USD will bededucted from fees previously paid. Any cancellationsafter May 1 are non-refundable; however, conferencematerials will be sent after the program is concluded.Substitutions are welcome for paid registrants at noadditional charge; advance notice by May 1, 2013 isrequired. For cancellations or substitutions, pleasecontact CONDOR Registration. (see contactinformation above). Need assistance with registration?Contact customer service at +1 256 852 4490,9 a.m. - 5 p.m. U. S. Central Time.Hotel/Conference VenueThe Hotel Intercontinental in Montreal is the host hotelfor the conference. Delegates are responsible forpayment and guarantee of their own booking.Reservation information can be found FORMOrganizationGuest Dinner Only TicketGuest Lunch OnlyGuest Lunch Onlycomplete conference details at: