IMGL 2014
Autumn Conference
5-7 November
Florence, Italy

President's Message

With a great amount of honour, I write this, my first president's message, to you. Let me begin by saying how humbled and privileged I feel to be serving as IMGL president. Humbled because the general members, all of whom I hold in high esteem as leaders of the gaming law profession in their respective jurisdictions, have entrusted me with this office. Privileged because the IMGL is the premier global association for gaming law professionals. Although it might not yet be the biggest, measured by membership, it boasts the most well qualified gaming law professionals. Accordingly, for the IMGL, quality trumps quantity.
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IMGL 2014 Spring Conference
April 23-25, 2014
San Diego, California

Register now to attend the International Masters of Gaming Law’s Spring Conference.  

Plan to arrive the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23 to attend the outdoor Welcome Reception at the Kin Spa Pool from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The in depth conference sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday. We have a memorable night planned Thursday for a reception and dinner aboard the USS Midway Aircraft carrier. The IMGL Spring Conference will close after the Member Business Meeting Friday afternoon and then a Closing Reception from 4:30 pm - 6 pm April 25.

The program and speakers are posted on our website. Click here to view and download the 2014 Spring Conference Brochure. 

For inquiries regarding the San Diego conference, contact or call Co-Chair John Maloney at (702) 387-9397.

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Member Profile:


Alan Meister
Affiliated - Consultant

Meister Principal Economist
Nathan Associates Inc.
Nathan Associates Inc.
3 Park Plaza, Suite 1980
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: +1 949 474 4955
Fax: +1 949 474 4944

Dr. Alan P. Meister is an economist specializing in the application of economic analysis to litigation, regulatory, public policy, and strategic business matters. He has conducted economic analysis and provided expert testimony in a wide variety of litigation matters, including antitrust, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, class actions, fraud, intellectual property, and labor and employment. He has extensive experience analyzing economic issues related to the gaming industry, particularly Indian gaming, commercial casinos, racinos, card rooms, and online gaming. His gaming-related work has included: market and industry analyses; economic and fiscal impact studies; feasibility studies; damage analysis in litigation matters; analysis of regulatory policies; economic assessments of land-into-trust gaming applications; analyses of tribal-state gaming compacts and revenue sharing; and survey research, design, and analysis. Dr. Meister has also conducted years of independent, scholarly research on the gaming industry and authored a number of publications, most notably his annual study, the Indian Gaming Industry Report. His gaming work is regularly cited in the press and relied upon by the gaming industry, governments, and the investment community. Dr. Meister’s research and analyses have been relied upon before the United States Supreme Court and the World Trade Organization. In addition, he was previously commissioned by the National Indian Gaming Commission to independently analyze the economic effects of proposed regulatory changes. He leads the Gaming Industry and Indian Gaming consulting practices at Nathan Associates.


Netherlands Keeps Two-Tier Gaming Tax, Shuts Out Online Bingo

15 Apr, 2014

David Altaner, GamblingCompliance

Updates to a draft Dutch online gambling bill leave plans to introduce a controversial two-tier tax system unchanged, and confirm that online poker, casino and sports betting will be included but online bingo will not. The plan to tax online gambling at 20 percent and land-based gambling at 29 percent, opposed by the current casino table games monopoly provider Holland Casino, remains in place as the Netherlands government prepares to pass its first online gambling legislation. Online bingo will not be allowed because bingo online is considered a kind of lottery by Dutch officials, and online lotteries are not part of the current legislation.

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