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Session Title

Session 2-4-C: Gaming and Gambling Policies


Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

29-5-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

29-5-2019 4:55 PM


Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | History | Legal History

Author Bio

Dr. Suzanne B. Faris, JD, PhD

Academic Researcher

Ancient Sources

Tel. 702-569-2375


Dr. Suzanne Faris, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently a resident of Henderson, Nevada, is an attorney-turned-academic who currently researches Ancient Roman law and policy on gambling. She holds a law degree (cum laude) from Tulane University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Classical Studies from Tulane University, and a PhD in Latin from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Faris’ papers include “Changing Public Policy and the Evolution of Roman Civil and Criminal Law on Gambling,” which appears in 3 UNLV Gaming Law Journal 2:199-219 (2012) and the co-authored “The Etymology and Early History of Addiction,” with Dr. Richard J. Rosenthal, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Co-Director of the Gambling Studies Program at UCLA (forthcoming: Addiction Research and Theory). Dr. Faris has taught courses in Classics and Ancient History at Tulane University, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, the University of Cincinnati, and Ohio University. This summer, she will begin teaching Ancient History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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May 29th, 3:30 PM May 29th, 4:55 PM

Easy Money, Elite Anxiety and Rome's First Anti-Gambling Law

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada