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Mark Hichar, Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Event

Mark Hichar, Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Understanding the Fundamentals of Fantasy Sports Framework.

New York, NY, May 17, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mark Hichar, Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Understanding the Fundamentals of Fantasy Sports Framework.” This event is scheduled for May 23, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Mark Hichar
Mark's clients are located within and outside of the United States, and include casinos, suppliers of gaming systems and services (for online and traditional gaming), and investors in and lenders to gaming businesses. He has structured several joint venture arrangements involving gaming operators and has managed the regulatory approval process with respect to numerous gaming-related transactions. Mark is a frequent writer and speaker on developments in Gaming Law and related regulatory actions, and has authored several articles on developments in the laws relating to online gaming.

About Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Hinckley Allen is a multiservice law firm offering a full range of legal services and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and international clients, with practices including Construction, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates. With their longstanding reputation for creating lasting, meaningful business relationships, they are more than just a law firm. Hinckley Allen is a law firm that truly and fully engages with their clients.

The time Hinckley Allen invests in understanding their clients and strengthening their business relationships allows for exceptional and effective collaboration between their clients and their legal teams. Hinckley Allen is there to answer your questions and ask the right ones. The results they achieve through the strength of their client relationships help explain why their attorneys have been recognized by their peers as some of the best in the country, and why so many of their clients would recommend Hinckley Allen to others.

Event Synopsis:
With the surging popularity of fantasy sports, debates over its legality are starting to faze the commercial gaming industry. Many people misunderstand the federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and claim that fantasy sports are exempted from state and federal gambling prohibitions as long as "prizes are made known in advance and the results are based on real statistics." Even if fantasy sports contests are games of skill, laws implicated by fantasy sports competitions still vary from state to state. Thus, it is crucial for gaming entities to keep themselves abreast of the fast-paced developing legal framework of Fantasy Sports.

In this two-hour CLE course, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the fantasy sports framework. This live Webcast also aims to help you avoid common pitfalls and risk issues and offer best practices in ensuring compliance with applicable laws.

Key topics include:
- Fantasy Sports Framework
- Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
- Daily Fantasy Sports Forms and Legality
- Potential Legal Challenges and Issues
- Possible Implications on Gaming Industry
- Risk Mitigation Strategies
- Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
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