Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Connecticut Indian Gaming Conference Set For October 10

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A conference entitled "Indian Gaming in Connecticut" will be held October 21 at the CBA Law Center in New Britain, Ct.

According to details released about the conference, "Two of the largest employers in Connecticut — Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun — have unique operating, regulatory, and
jurisdictional requirements that affect their employees and vendors. This program focuses on the agreements and regulations governing Indian gaming in Connecticut, and
provides historical and current perspectives on tribal sovereignty, Indian gaming, gaming regulation, and other unique issues that arise in this context. Attendees receive an overview of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, the tribal-state compacts, gaming procedures, related agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe, and licensing and registration requirements for gaming employees and vendors."

The faculty and speakers are co-chairs Betsy Conway (Legal Counsel, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation), Andrew L. Houlding (Rome McGuigan PC, Hartford), Helga M. Woods (Attorney, Mohegan Tribe), Marilyn J. Ward Ford (Professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law), Jackson T. King, Jr., (General Counsel, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation), George F. Wandrak (Assistant Director of Gaming Regulation, Mohegan Tribe), Paul A. Young ( Executive Director of the Connecticut Division of Special Revenue)

The program schedule is as follows:
9:00 Introduction to “Tribal Sovereignty”
9:45 Indian Gaming Overview
10:30 Break
10:45 Regulation of Connecticut Indian Casinos
11:45 State Role in Tribal Gaming Operations
12:45 Questions and Answers

Who Should Attend
According the the Connecticut bar website, "Attorneys who represent employees and vendors providing services to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun, as well as business representatives providing such services, will benefit from this program. Members of the Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan bars are encouraged to attend."

This seminar is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. The price for members is $145.00 and $225.00 for non-members.