19th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference

Gaming partners Steve Hart and Kerry Patterson will present multiple sessions at the 19th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference, presented by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association.


Internet Gaming - Presented by Steve Hart

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 
9:30AM – 11:00AM

Panelists will discuss the current landscape regarding federal and state proposals for Internet gaming.

Tribal Government: Joint Power Agreements - Presented by Steve Hart

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 
1:30PM – 2:20PM

Panelists will discuss recent amendments to State legislation authorizing tribal participation in JPAs with state entities, JPA negotiation and implementation issues. Panelists will also examine the potential role that JPA’s can play in the relationship between Tribes and counties.

Tribal Government: County Intergovernmental Agreements - Presented by Kerry Patterson

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
2:30PM – 3:20PM

Panelists will discuss the role of County MOUs in implementing environmental mitigation measures and in coordinating public safety and fire and emergency response. Panelists will discuss incentives and advantages to entering into agreements as well as the difficulties that can arise when a County seeks revenue not commensurate with mitigation measures or refuses to enter an agreement in an effort to block a development on tribal lands. Lastly, panelists will share dispute resolution experiences with arbitrations, questions about the enforceability of arbitration provisions and other possible alternatives.


Tuesday, February 11 - Thursday, February 13, 20134

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
49500 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92330


Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
Practice Group Leader, Partner

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