Call for Papers: Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law – Saratoga Springs, NY

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School announces a call for papers in advance of the 13th Annual Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law, to be helf August 13-14, 2013.

Deadlines: Abstracts are due May 31, 2013. Papers are due July 26, 2013. Abstracts should be sent to Professor Robert Heverly(rheve[@]

This year’s program will focus on two primary issues: medicine and race horses (on day one) and, regulating gaming at the state level (on day two). Since there are many and varied discussions nationwide as to how and under what circumstances to allow the use of medications for active race horses, this topic provides for a variety of public policy, legal and regulatory themes. As to gaming, because New York is in the midst of determining whether to allow gaming on a greater scale than it is now allowed, and, if so, how gaming should be regulated, there are significant opportunities for papers on a variety of topics related to casinos and gaming.


TOPICS OF INTEREST: The following lists potential themes that might be relevant to the Institute, but is not meant to be exhaustive:
– Race day medications and race horses
– Therapeutic drugs and horse racing
– National policies on drugs and race horses
– Testing for and finding drugs in race horses: procedural and substantive legal issues
– Horse racing and its place in the gaming world
– Law and casino ownership
– Finding a place for casinos: local, developmental and economic concerns
– Regulating gaming at the state level
– Online gaming and in-person gaming

Submitters will be notified of accepted papers by June 13, 2013. Final papers will be distributed at the conference but authors otherwise retain all other publication rights to their submissions.