Press Release January 30, 2013

Goodwin Procter Launches Gaming & Gambling Blog

Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced the launch of GoodWin Gaming, a new blog aimed at providing operating companies, entrepreneurs and investors with news, updates and analysis on the rapidly shifting legal and regulatory issues surrounding gaming, gambling and sweepstakes in the United States.

Attorneys in Goodwin’s Gaming, Gambling and Sweepstakes Practice will post on recent trends and offer regular commentary and insights on gaming and gambling news across the country, including legal and regulatory developments affecting online gaming, land-based casinos, and all sweepstakes, contests and promotions. The blog’s Twitter feed, @GoodWinGaming, will feature tweets from practice area members, as well as links to highlights of the latest blog posts and other recent gaming and gambling news and analysis.

Some of the topics to be featured on the GoodWin Gaming Blog include:
• The changing legal landscape for online gaming, gambling and lottery products
• Regular coverage and analysis of expanding land-based casinos and tribal gaming throughout the United States
• Progress of regulatory and licensing decision-making for those seeking slot parlor and casino licenses in Massachusetts
• Emerging federal and state legislation regarding online poker
• Regular coverage and analysis of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s weekly meetings
• Events affecting the future of online gaming and lottery products in Massachusetts and other states
• The expanding business use of offline and online sweepstakes, contests and promotions

“As the landscape of gaming and gambling continues to shift and state authorization expands, operating companies, investors and entrepreneurs need the latest information to inform their business decisions,” said David Apfel, co-chair of Goodwin’s Gaming, Gambling and Sweepstakes Practice, and a partner in Goodwin’s Litigation Department. “The GoodWin Gaming blog will serve as a useful tool for a variety of stakeholders in this competitive and dynamic industry.”

Goodwin’s Gaming, Gambling and Sweepstakes Practice includes attorneys spanning the firm’s practice areas, including business law, litigation, technology licensing, intellectual property, tax, real estate, finance, labor and employment, and data privacy and security. The practice advises and represents clients on all issues pertaining to the gaming and gambling industry, including: structuring new gaming enterprises; arranging venture and private equity investments in online gaming companies; compliance with sweepstakes, promotion laws and social media guidelines; governmental permitting, licensing and approval; negotiating strategic alliances and partnerships among gaming operators; and the many regulatory and criminal law trip-wires associated with gaming and gambling.

About Goodwin Procter
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