The following papers are published as the outstanding submissions for the IAGA Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award. The awards honor the memory of Shannon Bybee, one of IAGA's founders, who had a distinguished career as a gaming attorney, Nevada State gaming regulator, gaming industry executive and pioneer in the field of education in casino operations and gaming law.
Annual submissions are solicited from law students on a global basis and judged by a Committee of IAGA member attorneys practicing in the field of gaming law on the following criteria:
- quality of presentation
- quality of footnoting
- depth of research
- novelty or importance of subject matter
- value to gaming law practitioners or gaming control officials
- value to the study of gaming law
Chosen for monetary awards for 2012 are:
"The Curious Case of Convenience Casinos: How Internet sweepstakes cafes survive in a gray area between unlawful gambling and legitimate business promotions."
Submitted by Steve Silver of Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Chosen as Honorable mention for 2012 is:
IAGA congratulates the three authors, and thanks all those who submitted papers for their efforts and contributions.