American Indian & Federal Gaming Law

UNLV Boyd School of Law - Spring 2016

LAW 678-1001
Special Topics: Indian & U.S. Federal Gaming Law

William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Spring Semester – 2016



Class Meetings:

Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 7:30 – 8:55
Room: 117

Adjunct Professors:

Jacob Coin &
Greg Gemignani

Instructor Availability:

Professor Gemignani will be available to students on campus at times to be determined. He may be contacted during normal business hours at his law firm, Dickinson Wright, 8363 W. Sunset Road, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89113. His office telephone number is (702) 550-4468; his cellular telephone number is (702) 809-3554; and his e-mail address is ggemignani@gmail.com

Course Materials:

Course materials will be provided electronically via
www.federalgaminglaw.com or will be provided in class.

Course Summary:

The course will provide information about Indian and federal gaming law that has developed through statutes, regulations, court decisions and the regulatory activities of administrative agencies. The instructors will share their knowledge of federal gaming law and their experiences in practicing it. The class lectures will at times be supplemented by guest lectures keyed to the subject under discussion. The syllabus may be modified to consider developing issues in federal gaming law.


Course Objectives:

The course objectives are to have the students gain an understanding of federal gaming law and to enhance their skills in analyzing legal problems and developing solutions to them.


Computers in Class:

Provided that all law school rules are followed regarding the use of computers during class, the use of computers during class will be permitted.


Recording Lectures
:

Making any electronic sound or video recording of the class or lecture is strictly prohibited without prior approval.


Class Attendance and Punctuality
:

As future attorneys, students are expected to act professionally. This means keeping appointments and being on time. Class absences and tardiness may cause a reduction in your grade. The instructors reserve the right to disenroll a student who fails to attend at least 80% of the scheduled classes.


Class Participation:

Class participation may account for up to10% of the student's grade. Selected students may be assigned questions on the next class topic to be answered at the next class meeting. Students will be expected to have meaningful questions for guest lecturers. Class participation will encompass special research assignments.


Grading:

Grades will be based 90-100% on the final exam and 0-10% on class participation.


Initial Class Topics:

DATE
TOPIC

20-Jan-16

Introduction to gaming law and gaming law concepts

25-Jan-16

Common gaming law concepts and current issues

27-Jan-16

An overview of American Indian Gaming and the historical role of the federal government with regard to gaming regulation and prohibition

1-Feb-16

Federal Taxation

3-Feb-16

Basic concepts regarding federal and state law

8-Feb-16

Federal Wire Act Part 1

10-Feb-16

Federal Wire Act Part 2

15-Feb-16

HOLIDAY

17-Feb-16

The Illegal Gambling Business Act Part 1

22-Feb-16

The Illegal Gambling Business Act Part 2

24-Feb-16

The Wagering Paraphernalia Act & Travel Act

29-Feb-16

Online Gaming Part 1 – The Basics

2-Mar-16

Online Gaming Part 2 – Application of Statutes and Current Events

7-Mar-16

NO IN CLASS LECTURE - GAMING POLICY COMMITTEE

9-Mar-16

Advertising Issues and the First Amendment

14-Mar-16

Cancelled Class

16-Mar-16

The Bank Secrecy Act & Transaction Reporting

21-Mar-16

SPRING BREAK MARCH 21-25

23-Mar-16

SPRING BREAK MARCH 21-25

28-Mar-16

PASPA & New Jersey Sports Wagering Efforts

30-Mar-16

Sports Wagering & Horse Racing

4-Apr-16

IGRA

6-Apr-16

Tribal State Compacts & Management Agreements

11-Apr-16

Class II and Class III Gaming

13-Apr-16

Tribal, Federal and State roles in the Regulation of Tribal Government Gaming

18-Apr-16

Tribal Trust Lands and its Acquisition

20-Apr-16

Current issues in Indian Gaming

25-Apr-16

Fantasy, Skill Gaming & Sweepstakes

26-Apr-16

CLASS REVIEW