BOSTON – Jan. 23, 2019 – Mark Hichar, a shareholder in the Gaming Practice in the Boston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the B2B international gaming conference, ICE London, Feb. 4 – 7, 2019, in London, England. Hichar will serve on the panel, “The State of the States: Sports Betting in the USA,” which will cover a wide range of topics, including:
- What lessons have the last eight months taught us?
- Which states are in play for 2019?
- Do we need a federal legislative framework? Does the Wire Act need amending?
- Key points of contention: rights fees for leagues, official data, taxes, mobile versus retail, sharing real-time betting data.
- Ensuring sport and wagering integrity.
- Rollout options for casinos, racetracks, lotteries, and Native American Tribes.
- Market access for international operators.
- Where do media companies fit into the sports betting equation?
Hichar has over 25 years of experience working for gaming operators, system suppliers, game developers, and gaming licensees. He has worked as both inside and outside counsel to gaming companies, and understands the need to provide clear, practical, and actionable advice. Hichar has particularly deep experience working with operators of casinos and lottery systems, and entities licensed by or contracted with domestic or foreign government gaming regulatory bodies. Working with clients of all sizes, Hichar has advised and documented a variety of cross-border transactions and lottery privatizations, and has structured joint ventures to do business in countries including China, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and Taiwan.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Group focuses not only on casino operations, but also addresses lotteries, pari-mutuel wagering, charitable gaming, tribal gaming, and internet gaming, where permitted by law. Members of the practice have varied backgrounds and are located throughout the firm’s offices, allowing them to assist gaming clients in this highly regulated industry across multiple U.S. jurisdictions and internationally. The practice’s focus includes the representation of casino owners, operators and executives, gaming manufacturers and suppliers, private equity firms, and investment banks on gaming related matters.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to approximately 70 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, emerging technology, energy, gaming, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com; Twitter: @GT_Law.