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Gaming Industry Thought Leaders Gather Virtually to Examine Regulatory and Legal Challenges for Gaming

Published: November 17th, 2020

By: Marc W. Dunbar

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Tallahassee, Florida – Dean Mead partner, Marc W. Dunbar, joined international gaming law thought leaders at the first International Masters of Gaming Law Virtual Conference November 10-12.

“Now more than ever, as world economies, businesses and gambling operations everywhere are continue to navigate a global pandemic, it is important to convene experienced thought leaders and experts to discuss the impacts on businesses and operations as well as discuss opportunities and innovations in gaming that can help the industry navigate the challenges and continue to grow,” Dunbar said.

The virtual conference brought together the top international players in the gaming industry with attendees from over 150 different countries representing all sectors: betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social, sports betting, and more.

During the virtual conference, sessions covered how COVID-19 has impacted international gaming operations and how it has created opportunities for online gaming in Latin America. Other topics included tribal gaming and recent court rulings impacts on the shifting gaming compact landscape, U.S./North America i-gaming markets and the latest developments. 

Dean Mead partner Marc Dunbar led a panel that explores the latest developments in sports betting in North America and the U.S. sports wagering market and its state by state evolution.

Mr. Dunbar, a partner in Dead Mead’s Government Relations Practice Group, also currently serves as secretary of the IMGL Board of Directors.  In addition to having one of the largest gaming practices in Florida, Mr. Dunbar teaches Gambling and Pari-mutuel Law at Florida State University College of Law, and hosts http://www.floridagamingwatch.com, a website dedicated to covering trends in the gaming industry. 

Mr. Dunbar is a frequent resource for the media on Florida gaming issues, and writes a monthly column in the regional gaming magazine Ante Up.  Mr. Dunbar is also called upon regularly as a witness in gaming cases.

IMGL is the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization shaping the future of gaming law.  Members are specialists in many gambling sectors – Compliance; Cross Border Regulation; iGaming; Legislative Affairs; Education; Lotteries; Taxation; Terrestrial Gambling; and Wagering. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law. Learn more about IMGL here.

About Dean Mead

Dean Mead is a business law firm providing full-service legal representation, government relations and lobbying throughout Florida. The firm has five offices with 54 attorneys and three government relations professionals in multiple practice areas including: federal tax, state and local tax, estate and succession planning, business litigation, corporate law, labor and employment, government relations and lobbying, regulatory compliance, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate, leasing, construction law, lending, environmental, land use, water law, utilities law, and eminent domain.

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