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Monday, April 28, 2014

UNLV Gaming Law Journal Creates New Award to Honor Gaming Law Attorney Anthony Cabot

The William S. Boyd School of Law’s UNLV Gaming Law Journal recently created a new award in honor of Anthony Cabot, a partner in the Gaming Law group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. The inaugural “Anthony Cabot Award for Best Student Note” was given to Boyd student Kerry Kleiman for her paper titled “Keeping Casinos Clean: The Problem with Dirty Money and International Differences in Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Casinos.”

The award was created in recognition of the extraordinary contributions Cabot has made to the gaming law profession over the last 30 years, as well as his longstanding commitment to the Boyd School of Law and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal.

“Anthony Cabot is one of the most distinguished gaming law attorneys in the world,” said Daniel Hamilton, Dean of the Boyd School of Law. “He is also a great friend of the UNLV Gaming Law Journal and the William S. Boyd School of Law. He has done tireless work raising funds for the journal and has helped us publish articles from many other important gaming law scholars, which is why we are truly excited to show our appreciation for his work.”

At Lewis Roca Rothgerber, Cabot provides legal counseling related to land-based casinos and interactive gaming. His worldwide client base includes casino owners, game manufacturers, developers, Internet gambling sites, and companies that run contests and sweepstakes. Cabot writes prolifically on the subject of gaming law, including co-authoring The Law of Gambling and Regulated Gaming: Cases and Materials, a leading textbook on gaming law used at law schools throughout the U.S., among many other publications on the subject. In addition, he will be featured as a session expert at the upcoming Gaming Law Conference, hosted by the Boyd School of Law Sept. 3-5.

Cabot is a founding member and the immediate past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law, a worldwide organization of prominent gaming attorneys devoted to ongoing education and communications within the gaming industry. He is also the honorary president of the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies.

The UNLV Gaming Law Journal is a publication of legal scholarship dedicated to analyzing the law and policy implications of gaming case law, legislation, regulations, and important gaming events. The Journal was founded in 2009 and is the first law school journal to specialize in gaming law. It is published by the students of the Boyd School of Law in conjunction with the International Masters of Gaming Law.