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EiG Barcelona Conference to Offer Expert Discussion on U.S. Legislation

August 13, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — The next European Interactive Gaming (EiG) conference in Barcelona will feature a full panel discussion on the often confusing United States legislative landscape, with an impressive group of legal eagles guiding the debate.
Organiser Clarion Gaming this week confirmed as panellists a number of key experts qualified in US domestic and international law, a successful poker operator who runs a legal business within the US, and a prominent Washington insider and consultant.
Frank Catania, an independent director of the player protection and standards body eCOGRA and President of Catania Consulting Group, heads the list and is widely known and respected for his in-depth knowledge of regulatory law and will handle UIGEA issues.
Mark Hichar, a Partner at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, will examine proposals outlining a network of intrastate-regulated iGaming industries.
Mark Mendel, Lead Council for Antigua in its WTO dispute with America, and also Partner at Mendel-Blumenfeld LLP, will cover the impact of international pressure and the WTO ruling in favour of Antigua, answering the question, "what are the next steps for the US?"
Jason Kellerman, CEO and Co-founder of PurePlay, will also sit on the panel and provide information on what operators need to know, especially regarding alternative legal business models for iGaming in the US.  
Tony Coles, Partner at Jeffery Green Russell and Vice President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, will chair the panel while the speakers debate these key issues, plus others such as how the results of the US general election will impact iGaming companies and how the gaming sector can prepare for different outcomes.
EiG takes place between 23 and 25 September this year.