Blog Goodwin Gaming April 25, 2014

Experts Examine Recent Developments and Key Issues in Online Gaming

Online gaming companies are progressively moving into markets around the world, developing cutting-edge technology solutions and platforms, and challenging gambling industry giants as many consumers turn to the Internet to play real-money fantasy sports, games of skill and other social games and sweepstakes. Despite political pushback, legislative restrictions and the slow, state-by-state implementation of regulated online gambling in the United States, entrepreneurs and companies continue to acquire, develop and monetize assets in the online gaming markets.

On Wednesday, April 30,  Bob Crawford, co-chair of Goodwin’s Gaming, Gambling and Sweepstakes Practice, will join a panel of experts on a live webcast to discuss the rapidly evolving legal landscape for online fantasy sports, games of skill and other online gaming and gambling in the United States, including practical tips on how to structure and implement an online game to avoid common pitfalls.  The panel will also touch on the following topics:

• A veteran’s view of the evolution of the industry
• Financing: PE and VC investment
• Mobile gaming: Mobile privacy, mobile free-to-play model, and mobile payments
• FinCEN guidelines: Implications for virtual currency systems
• Use of user generated content and the issues arising from the international nature of games
• Gamblification: Gaming and gambling partnerships
• Big data and its use: Opportunities fraught with risks
• IP developments in the gamer world
• Tax issues in gaming
• Current challenges and tips for building a game as a brand
• The progression of video games into interactive social media outlets
• The evolution of game play business models
• Latest regulatory updates

When: April 30, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET)

Course Fee:  FREE, courtesy of Goodwin Procter LLP.

(Please note, complimentary passes are available for the first 30 registrants. Once all of the passes are used, attendees can register for the deeply discounted rate of $25 each courtesy of Goodwin Procter LLP.) (Note: if CLE or CPE is needed, a minimal/partial processing fee is $49 for the registrant. Otherwise, it’s 100% free to participate in the webcast)

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