Fox’s Nicholas Casiello Serves on Keynote Panel at the 2016 International Masters of Gaming Law Conference

May 25, 2016 – Press Releases

Nicholas Casiello, Jr., chair of the national Gaming Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP, served as a panelist for the keynote presentation on daily fantasy sports at the International Masters of Gaming Law 2016 Spring Conference.

The conference, held in San Francisco from April 21-22, explored issues affecting gaming attorneys, regulators, policymakers and industry executives in gambling markets around the world.

Casiello’s panel focused on:

  • Is betting on fantasy sports whether daily, weekly or season-long considered gambling?
  • What do the recent court decisions in New York and pronouncements in Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada and Texas mean for the industry?
  • Will it survive and thrive or is a new day coming?
  • Can a participant sue to recover losses in those jurisdictions that have determined that daily fantasy sports are illegal?

Other panelists included:

  • John M. McManus, Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary at MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Carl Sottosanti, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Penn National Gaming, Wyoming, Pennsylvania
  • Chris Krafcik, Research Director at GamblingCompliance, San Francisco

For more than 30 years, Casiello has practiced all aspects of gaming law, including licensing, acquisitions, compliance plans and investigations and financing. Named as one of the leading gaming attorneys in the world by Chambers Global, Casiello represents an array of clients in the gaming industry including, casinos, gaming equipment manufacturers and other technology providers, private equity firms and other investors.

About IMGL

The International Masters of Gaming Law is the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization shaping the future of Gaming Law. The open networking and collective experience of its members makes the IMGL an integral and effective tool for the dissemination of gaming law developments worldwide. The IMGL members practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.