Symposium targets legal issues

January 29, 2002 9:19 AM
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Legal authorities from the gaming industry will gather on Friday at Chapman University in Orange, California for the yearly Gaming Law Symposium: Gambling Law in the 21st Century.

Among the symposium speakers are Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, Frank Fahrenkopf, president of American Gaming Association, attorney Anthony Cabot who specializes in gaming and Internet law, gaming law professor I. Nelson Rose, Professor Shannon Bybee of the UNLV International Gaming Institute, Harlan Goodson, director of California Department of Justice, and Brian Sandoval, former chair of the Nevada Gaming Commission, to name a few.

One of the goals of the symposium is to amass a body of gaming legal knowledge to be published in Chapman University’s highly-regarded Gaming Law Volume of the Review.

Organizers said the legal scholarship will help courts and legislatures make informed decisions, and help ensure legal stability for the gaming industry.

Some form of gambling is currently legal in 47 of the 50 states, and it remains one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Add in the advent of Internet technology and gaming has become ubiquitous. More than $600 billion a year is wagered in America, with more than $50 billion in yearly revenue.

The extraordinary growth in gaming over the past two decades is expected to continue into the new century.

With many unresolved issues such as online gaming, the symposium could be a launching pad for new legal precedent in many areas of gaming law.

For further information, contact Chapman Law Review at (714) 628-2582, or e-mail to {lawreview@chapman.edu}.