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Massachusetts Gaming Law Update 2012

How developments in Massachusetts' gaming industry will impact your clients and practice

Thursday, 12/13/2012, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Why attend?

The expansion of gaming in Massachusetts promises to bring with it jobs, economic development, substantial private sector revenues, and tax income for the Commonwealth as well as host cities and neighboring municipalities. The introduction of this new multi-billion dollar industry also will create significant, long-term opportunities for your individual and business clients in a wide array of industries, including construction, tourism, hospitality, entertainment, education, food and beverage, and retail.

Overview from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Since its formation, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been actively engaged in the process of implementing the new Law, gathering information and public input, and preparing to determine how casino gaming and horse racing will be implemented and regulated in the Commonwealth. Commissioner James F. McHugh provides an overview of the Commission's activities to date, as well as its future objectives and priorities.

Perspectives of Gaming Industry Insiders

Learn firsthand from leading experts and experienced gaming law practitioners about:

  • the anticipated economic, fiscal and legal impacts of Massachusetts' newest industry;
  • issues commonly faced by local communities in new gaming jurisdictions, along with effective strategies for mitigation;
  • industry best practices with respect to licensing; and,
  • tips on how to represent clients within the comprehensive gaming regulatory system.

You will learn

  • The areas that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission intends to focus upon in upcoming months.
  • What Massachusetts can expect from the gaming industry based on the experiences of other jurisdictions.
  • The issues facing local communities seeking to negotiate agreements with prospective gaming operators.
  • What lawyers should know when representing clients under the new Gaming Law.

Agenda and written materials

  • Overview from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Perspectives of Gaming Industry Insiders
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Table of Contents


Eric G. Fikry, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, Philadelphia


Clyde W. Barrow, Ph.D, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth
Holly L. Eicher, Esq., Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC, Bethlehem
Hon. James F. McHugh, III, Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Boston
Stephen D. Schrier, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, Philadelphia
Jonathan M. Silverstein, Esq., Kopelman and Paige, PC, Boston



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