Familiarity with the elaborate regulatory processes of gaming is critical. As states look increasingly to gambling as a revenue source, the legal dimensions of gambling will expand. Because lawyers will continue to serve in a variety of roles related to gaming?advocacy, regulatory, and policy-making?students need to gain an awareness of the basics of gaming law. This casebook will develop both the practical and the policy bases of gaming. Gaming law provides unique opportunities to explore how politics, economics, social policy, religion, and mathematics can and do impact fundamental aspects of the law. This text emphasizes those parts of gaming law having the greatest national interest and impact: casinos, tribal gaming, sports and poker betting, and the continuing development of the way gaming interacts with the Internet. Lotteries, pari-mutuel, charitable, and shipboard issues also receive coverage. The book gives significant attention to the ethical issues faced by a gaming attorney. Besides presenting the leading and other illustrative cases in these areas, the text has extensive connecting note material and primary materials, like statutes and regulations.