Presentation Title

What Governments Want from Gaming: The View from the Evaluators

Panel Title

Session 1-2-A: Why We Want (and Don’t Want) Gaming

Location

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

7-6-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

7-6-2016 12:00 PM

Abstract

What Governments Want from Gaming” – When gaming expands to a new jurisdiction, what does the jurisdiction expect or want from gaming within its borders? Jurisdictions often share similar expectations – economic development, revenues, jobs, tourism, financial stability, environmental sustainability, speed to market, and mitigation of adverse impacts. Although jurisdictions have common expectations of gaming, their priorities and each seeks to satisfy these expectations varies significantly. Christiansen and Copp have advised various jurisdictions on gaming expansion within their borders. In particular, they have assisted jurisdictions in drafting legislation relating to gaming expansion, establishing competitive bidding procedures for selecting casino operators and evaluating the competitive bid responses submitted by such operators for the ultimate award of the casino licenses. Most recently, Christiansen and Copp served as advisors to the State of New York in connection with its selection of four casinos to operate in Upstate New York. Based on their experiences, Christiansen and Copp recently published “The Process of Applying for a License in a New Gaming Jurisdiction: Do’s and Don’ts” in the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, 18(2). Christiansen and Copp will present a revised and updated version of this article and discuss what they’ve learned about what governments want from gaming.

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What Governments Want from Gaming: The View from the Evaluators

Keywords

Gaming; casino; expansion

Disciplines

Economics | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Hospitality Administration and Management | International Business | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Tourism and Travel

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Jun 7th, 10:30 AM Jun 7th, 12:00 PM

What Governments Want from Gaming: The View from the Evaluators

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

What Governments Want from Gaming” – When gaming expands to a new jurisdiction, what does the jurisdiction expect or want from gaming within its borders? Jurisdictions often share similar expectations – economic development, revenues, jobs, tourism, financial stability, environmental sustainability, speed to market, and mitigation of adverse impacts. Although jurisdictions have common expectations of gaming, their priorities and each seeks to satisfy these expectations varies significantly. Christiansen and Copp have advised various jurisdictions on gaming expansion within their borders. In particular, they have assisted jurisdictions in drafting legislation relating to gaming expansion, establishing competitive bidding procedures for selecting casino operators and evaluating the competitive bid responses submitted by such operators for the ultimate award of the casino licenses. Most recently, Christiansen and Copp served as advisors to the State of New York in connection with its selection of four casinos to operate in Upstate New York. Based on their experiences, Christiansen and Copp recently published “The Process of Applying for a License in a New Gaming Jurisdiction: Do’s and Don’ts” in the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, 18(2). Christiansen and Copp will present a revised and updated version of this article and discuss what they’ve learned about what governments want from gaming.