Fox Rothschild Attorneys Spearheading the 4th Annual U.S. Online Gaming Conference

March 26, 2014 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP, known for its reputation representing clients in the gaming industry, is a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Forum on U.S. Online Gaming, slated for April 10-11 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Nicholas Casiello, chair of Fox’s Gaming Practice Group, will provide the opening remarks for the conference.

“2014 is shaping up to be a year of incredible opportunity for gaming operators and industry suppliers, as New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware recently became the first states of hopefully many to legalize online gaming,” said Casiello. “This conference brings together key regulators, distinguished in-house counsel and business leaders from casinos, online operators, lotteries and tech companies as well as legal advisers to discuss online growth strategies and share insight and experience regarding Internet gaming.”

Dave Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, together with Casiello, will discuss “The Time To Get Licensed Is Now: Navigating the Regulatory Framework To Plot Your Market Entry Strategies in New Jersey.” The panel will highlight how to apply for an online gaming license, requirements for obtaining a license, technical requirements and successful operators, among other topics.

Fox Partner William Downey will provide opening remarks to kick-off the second day of the conference and will also moderate the discussion, “How the Market Leading Operators and Suppliers Have Responded to the Opportunities Presented by the Regulation of Online Gaming.”

Conference attendees will learn:

  • What the market leaders have learned since online gaming first went live in New Jersey five months ago
  • What a successful baseline online gaming business model looks like
  • The regulatory, legal and commercial pitfalls that operators need to avoid as they enter the online space
  • How partnerships between gaming operators and suppliers are being used to overcome barriers to entry for online gaming
  • Consolidating your land-based, online, social and mobile ventures to offer a streamlined and fully integrated experience to your player base
  • How traditional land-based casino operators are making the transition into the online world
  • What suppliers interested in entering the market need to know

Chair of the firm’s Gaming Practice Group, Casiello has practiced all aspects of gaming law for more than 30 years, including licensing, acquisitions, compliance plans and investigations, and financing. Casiello was named as one of the leading gaming attorneys in the world by Chambers Global, and his clients include casinos, gaming equipment manufacturers and other technology providers, private equity firms and other investors.

Downey has more than 20 years’ experience counseling a varied clientele regarding all types of business transactions including casino regulation, acquisitions and dispositions, real estate, corporate and real estate finance, venture structure, entity formation and governance.