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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GAMING ADVISORS (IAGA) ANNOUNCES 2016 SHANNON BYBEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD SOLICITATION
Las Vegas, NV – The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) announced today that it will award prizes of $2,500 for each of the two best research papers written by students of accredited or international equivalent law schools as part of their class work during the 2015-2016 school year. The awards will be announced during IAGA’s 2016 Honors Luncheon held during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas September 27 – 29, 2016.
The awards honor the memory of Shannon Bybee, one of IAGA’s founders, who had a distinguished gaming career as a gaming attorney, Nevada regulator, industry executive, and pioneer in the field of education in casino operations and gaming law. Inducted into the American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame in 2002 because of his significant contributions to responsible gaming, Bybee also played an important role in the development of problem gambling regulations and advocacy.
To be eligible for the 2016 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award, submitted papers must:
Submitted papers may be of any length, but it is recommended they be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, exclusive of footnoting. The criteria for evaluation of the papers are:
The Director of the 2016 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award is Peter Bernhard, former Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Co-Chairs of the Shannon Bybee Scholarship Committee are Tom Auriemma, gaming industry consultant and adjunct faculty at Rutgers Law School – Newark, and Jennifer Roberts, gaming attorney and adjunct professor of gaming law at both UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. They are joined by committee members Ken Oettle, senior counsel at Sills Cummis & Gross in New Jersey and Maren Parry, gaming attorney with Ballard Spahr in Las Vegas.
For additional information on the 2016 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award Call for Entries, please contact Jennifer Roberts at (702) 868-2606 or JRoberts@duanemorris.com.