Indian Gaming in New York Subject of Albany Law Conference

Indian Gaming in New York Subject of Albany Law Conference

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Date: 03/07/2007

Industry and government experts explore the legal and policy issues of Indian Gaming

Will there be changes in federal law dealing with off-reservation casinos? Will there be new casinos in the Catskills? What will be the effect of federal court decisions on Indian land claims and casinos in New York?

These issues, and many more, will be addressed at the conference, "Surging or Pausing: The State of Indian Gaming in New York," sponsored by the Government Law Center of Albany Law School on Friday, March 16, at Albany Law School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The regular sessions run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Many prominent professionals in the Indian gaming industry will speak, including: Richard Rifkin, special counsel to Gov. Eliot Spitzer; Michael Gross, National Indian Gaming Commission; Arlinda Locklear, tribal attorney; Bennett Liebman, coordinator, Racing & Gaming Law Program, Government Law Center, Albany Law School; Keller George, special assistant to the nation representative, Oneida Indian Nation of New York; Paula Hart, deputy director, Office of Indian Gaming; David Schraver, Nixon Peabody; and Robert Williams, Racing and Wagering Board.

The program is appropriate for all attorneys who practice or who are interested in the fields of gaming law, state and local government law, and Indian law. It should also be of considerable interest to non-attorneys involved in the casino or gambling industries, and to all individuals who believe that they will be affected by Indian gaming in New York State.

This seminar has been accredited as a source of continuing legal education credits for all attorneys in New York. For tuition information and to register, contact the Government Law Center at 518-445-3287 or

Download the conference brochure. [PDF]