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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Gambling or Gaming? How Gambling Law Affects You
Speaker(s): Martin D. Owens Jr
Company Name(s): Law Offices of M.D. Owens Jr.
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: This session will give an overview of current gambling laws in the USA and abroad, and their potential impact on the development of mobile and interactive gaming. Presented from the point of view of operators, developers, and service providers, this session will help to provide a working definition of gambling versus gaming, and how this difference affects design, marketing, distribution, and monetization of gaming activities. It will point out potential problem areas, and suggest policy guidance to minimize potential legal exposure. This session will also discuss procedures for presenting a correct compliance picture to the competent authorities.

GDC 2013

Martin D. Owens Jr

Law Offices of M.D. Owens Jr.

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