Day At The Track

Saratoga Institute seminar on Racing & Gaming Law

04:00 AM 11 Jul 2014 NZST
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ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany Law School's Government Law Center (GLC) will host its 14th Annual Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at The Gideon Putnam Hotel & Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Each year, high-level representatives from the racing and gaming community, government officials, journalists, attorneys and academics gather to explore the legal and public policy implications of racing and gaming in New York State and across the country.

Topics will include:

  • Horses and Politics: New York City Carriage Horse Controversy
  • Labor and Immigration Law in the Racing Industries
  • Legal Complexities of Race Horse Ownership
  • Ethical Treatment of Horses vs. Horse Racing and Showing
  • NYRA Reorganization: Rounding the Far Turn
  • So You Lost at the Gaming Commission, Now What?
  • Racing and Gaming Legislative/Regulatory Update
  • Internet Gaming and Technological Advances
  • Commercial Casinos: Repercussions on the Indian Gaming Industry
  • The Process - Where Do We Stand
  • Casino Regulations: Lessons Learned from Other Jurisdictions
  • The Cascade Effect: Impact of Casinos on Other Wagering Industries

Full announcement and program online:

Advance registration is required for attendance, and the cost to attend both days is $670.00 for private sector; $555.00 for nonprofits, government and academics; and $200.00 for horsemen and students. For more information, contact (518) 445-2329.

The 14th Annual Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming is organized by Albany Law School's Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law; Government Law Center; and Institute of Legal Studies.

The GOVERNMENT LAW CENTER of Albany Law School is the first and most comprehensive government law program at any ABA-approved law school in the country. The center also serves as a legal and policy research resource for all levels of government. The center conducts educational programs and research on a wide range of topics both on its own initiative and at the request of government agencies and other organizations. Visit

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York state's capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs-including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center-provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With more than 10,000 alumni practicing in nearly every state in the country, and several continents, Albany Law's graduates are a close-knit community and an extraordinary resource for the law school and its students. Visit

by Nick Crounse for the  Albany Law School



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