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The Gaming Law Section 2010 Golf Tournament

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GAMING LAw SeCTION
Perfect Weather at Las Vegas National Golf Club Draws 132 Golfers and Raises $36,000 for GLS Scholarship
BY JEFF RODEFER, ESQ., CHAIR, GAMING LAW SECTION
2010 GOLF TOURNAMeNT
On the afternoon of Friday, May 7, the Gaming Law Section held its 10th Annual Law Scholarship Golf Tournament. The open (four-person scramble) tournament drew 132 golfers, who were greeted by ideal weather at the historic Las Vegas National Golf Club, which was graciously donated for the third straight year by John J. Knott, II.
This year’s charitable event raised $36,000 Jack Wickersham (2010 for the Gaming Law Section Scholarship for the Men’s Closest-to-the-Pin William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV In its 10. Champ), Andrea Smith year existence, the golf tournament has gener(2010 Women’s Closest-toated more than $278,000 in scholarship money. the-Pin Champ), Michelle The team of Lee Mott, Joey Mott, Tim Mott Grant & Mike Pritchard. and Aaron Johnson from UNLV took first place with a net score of 54 (17 under par). The team of Mike Veillion, Taylor Mays, Josh Correlli and The Energy Team: Jack Wickersham (2010 Men’s Closest-to-the-Pin Bryan Veillion from Lanco West took second place, NV Smith (2010 Women’s Closest-to-the-Pin Champ), Michelle GrantChamp), Andrea Gaming Board Member & Mike Pritchard. determined by a tiebreaker, with a net score of 54 (17 Mark Lipparelli, under par). The team of Dale Hayes Jr., Manny HernanJim Gurbach of dez, Sean Claggett and Mike Russel, from the law firm Merrill Corporation, of Sean K. Claggett & Associates, LLC, took third place Rich Baldwin & GLS with a net score of 55 (16 under par). The team of Sam Executive Committee Basile, Bob Faiss, Richard Newman and James Conway Member, Scott Scherer. from Aruze Gaming and Lionel Sawyer & Collins took the high score with a net score of 76.5 (5.5 over par). The men’s and women’s long drives were sponGaming Board Member Mark Lipparelli, Jim Gurbach of Merrill Corporation, Rich Baldwin & GLS Executive Committee Member, Scott Scherer. sored by the International Association of Gaming Advisors and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Kaye Scholer, LLP respectively. This year’s champions were , Taylor Mays and Sarah Bassett. The men’s and women’s closest-to-the-pin contests were sponsored by Jim Gurbach of Merrill Corporation in Los Angeles and Boyd Gaming Corporation, respectively. Jack Wickersham and Andrea Smith from the NV Energy team landed their shots closest to the holes. LexisNexis sponsored the hole-in-one contest on the 14th for a Rick Williams watches his drive on the LexisNexis 14th Hole-In-One for a new 2010 Corvette provided by Findlay Chevrolet. UnfortuRick Williams watches his drive on the LexisNexis Hole-In-One for a . Corvette. Joe Krincek up next. new Corvette. Joe Krincek up next. nately, there were no winners again this year.
The NV Energy Team:
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The Gaming Law Section would like to thank the following businesses and individuals that made this year’s golf tournament a huge success. Primary Sponsors:
• • • • • • • • • • • Las Vegas National Golf Club Harrah’s Entertainment Morrison & Foerster Konami WMS Gaming Bank of Nevada Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Gaming Control Board Member, Randy Sayre gets in some last- Holland & Hart, LLP minute putting practice before the tournament. Brownstein Hyatt Faber Schreck Gaming Control Board Member, Randy Sayre gets in some last minute putting Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial Beverage practice before the tournament. Cart Sponsors: LexisNexis • Konami (two carts sponsored)
Gift Bags Provided By:
• Morrison & Foerster – tournament golf shirts • Harrah’s Entertainment – three sleeves of titleist Pro V1 golf balls • Bank of Nevada – one sleeve of Nike NDX golf balls • Pinnacle Entertainment – tournament hats • CenturyLink – tee packs
Men’s Long Drive Sponsor:
• International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)
Women’s Long Drive Sponsor:
• Kaye Scholer, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
Men’s Closest-to-the-Pin Sponsor:
Door Prizes:
• Cooper Levenson – two-way chipper • Gaming Law Section – golf equipment • Harrah’s Entertainment – foursome at Rio Secco Golf Club • Morrison & Foerster – 30 dozen Nike golf balls • the Orleans Hotel & Casino – dinner for two at the Prime Rib Loft • thomas & Mack – Professional Bull Rider tickets and Lakers vs. Kings Pre-Season tickets • Suncoast Hotel & Casino – dinner for two at SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar • UNLV – golf apparel
• Jim Gurbach, Senior Vice President – Merrill Corporation (Los Angeles)
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Tee Sponsors:
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Aristocrat Aruze Gaming America Bally technologies Bank of Nevada Bible Mousel PC Cooper Levenson Global Cash Access Great American Insurance Group – Fidelity & Crime Division Greenberg traurig Gugino Law Firm, Chtd. Health Cost Management, LLC/Watkins Ludlum Winter & Stennis (Mississippi) Kaercher Campbell & Associates Lewis and Roca, LLP Lionel Sawyer & Collins McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP RR Donnelley Shuffle Master Vista Financial Resources Wells Fargo
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Women’s Closest-to-the-Pin Sponsor:
• Boyd Gaming Corporation
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Cart Snack Bags
• William S. Boyd School of Law – UNLV
Driving Range Sponsor:
• WMS Gaming
Hole-In-One Spotters:
• Cindy Claus – William S. Boyd School of Chairman, Pete Bernhard on th Law, UNLV • Gayle LeDell – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
GLS Executive Committee Mem
Practice Putting Green Sponsor:
• WMS Gaming
Tournament Photographers:
Sponsors of the 19th Hole Awards Ceremony & Party: • Bank of Nevada • Brownstein Hyatt Faber & Schreck • Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury Wirth & Standish • Holland & Hart
• Poppy Johnston – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV • Kerry Martinez – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Golf Tournament Sign-In Coordinated By:
Individual/Business Contributors to the Gaming Law Section Scholarship:
• Robert Faiss, Esq. – Lionel Sawyer & Collins • Sal Gugino, Esq. – Gugino Law Firm, Chtd. • thomas Przetwor, Senior Agent – Nevada Gaming Control Board • Jeffrey R. Rodefer, Vice President of Legal Affairs & Assistant General Counsel – Boyd Gaming Corporation • Robert Russell, Esq. – Regulatory Management Counselors PC (Michigan)
• Cindy Claus – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV • Poppy Johnston – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV • Gayle LeDell – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV • Kerry Martinez – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Tee Signs & Banners Provided By:
• Coast Casinos – LGt Advertising/Art Dept.
Golf Tournament Vehicle Courtesy of:
• Boyd Gaming Corporation
Hole-In-One Contest Sponsored by LexisNexis
• 2010 Corvette provided by Findlay Chevrolet
Graphic Design Provided By:
• terri Rodefer – Elf Ears Productions
Special Assistance Provided By:
• Sam Basile, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Aruze Gaming America • Lou Dorn, Vice President & General Counsel – Colony Resorts • Alan Fisch, Esq. – Kay Scholer (Washington, D.C.) • Doug Fleming, Sales Manager – Findlay Chevrolet • Dianne Fouret, Executive Assistant to the Dean – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV • Dennis Gallagher, Vice President Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer – Harrah’s Entertainment • Gregory Giordano, Esq. – Lewis and Roca, LLP • John A. Godfrey, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Pinnacle Entertainment • Alice Grimble, Human Resources Coordinator – State Bar of Nevada • Bruce Hendricks, CEO – Bank of Nevada • Nathan Janecek, Sales Representative – Findlay Chevrolet • Joshua Jensen, Pro Shop – Las Vegas National Golf Club • thomas A. Jingoli, Senior Director of Compliance & Legal Administration – Konami • Kathy Johnstone, Esq. – Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles)
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GLS Executive Committee Member, Lou Dorn & Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman, Pete Bernhard on the driving range.
Leon Kellar, Senior Graphic Artist – Coast Casinos, LGt Advertising/Art Dept. • John J. Knott, II, Senior Vice President – CB Richard Ellis’ Global mber, Lou Dorn & Nevada Gaming Commission Gaming Croup • Katie Lever, Executive Vice President & General Counsel he driving range. – Global Cash Access, Inc. • Paul Lychuk, Appeals Officer – State of Nevada, Department of Administration, Hearings Division. • Alicia Lynch, Food & Beverage Director – Las Vegas National Golf Club • David Maggiore-Anet, Esq., Corporate Legal Consultant – LexisNexis • JoAnn Marzolf, Corporate Director of Special Events – Pinnacle Entertainment • Michael Mathis, Vice President of Legal Affairs & Assistant General Counsel – Boyd Gaming Corporation • Sachi Miranda, Executive Assistant – Boyd Gaming Corporation • Brandon Parris, Esq. – Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles) • terri Rodefer, President – Elf Ears Productions • Kimberly Rushton, Esq. – Cooper Levenson • Scott Scherer, Esq. – Holland & Hart • Jim Seagrave, Vice President of Advertising – the Orleans Hotel & Casino • Daurean Sloan, Vice President Regulatory Affairs – WMS Gaming

• Stan Smith, Vice President of Risk Management & Safety – Boyd Gaming Corporation • Bill Urga, Esq. – Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish • Vic Wilk, Pro Shop Manager – Las Vegas National Golf Club • Lori Wolk, Programs & Services Coordinator – State Bar of Nevada
MARK YOUR CALENDARS...
the 11th Annual Law Scholarship Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Las Vegas National Golf Club.
Craig Bullis and GLS Executive Committee member, Lars Perry at the driving range.
Bob Faiss watching his putt.
Craig Bullis & GLS Executive Committee Member, Lars Perry at the Driving Range.
A T T O R N Faiss S A T his A W Bob E Y watching L putt.
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