Attorney Profile

attyPicMartin D. Owens, Jr.

I come from a gaming background. My father was a thoroughbred horse trainer in Cleveland

As a result, I am unabashedly pro-gaming, both in the United States and abroad. As far as I’m concerned, my job is to help online and interactive gaming businesses navigate the tangle of laws, regulations, and policies facing the expansion of the industry today.

Speaking

  • * American Law and Internet Gambling: Is There Hope for Change?”
    Third Annual Legal Gaming in Europe Summit, London, Jan 26 2009
  • “Legalizing Internet Poker at the State Level: What’s in the Cards?”
    World Online Gaming Law Retreat, Tylney Hall, Hampshire, UK June 15 2008.
  • “Taking a Chance on Skill: U.S. Laws and Skill Gaming”,
    Skill Gaming Conference, Malta, November 28th 2007
  • “The Curious State of U.S. Gambling Law”,
    European Internet Gaming Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, October 2nd, 2007
  • “Legal Points about Skill Gaming”
    River City Group Skill Gaming Seminar, Vancouver, Nov 9th 2006
  • “Betting Exchanges and U.S. Gaming Law”
    International Gaming Conference/Expo, Dublin Nov 5th, 2006
  • “The Walls are Melting: An American Legal Perspective on Developments in Mobile Interactive Gaming” Mobile Gaming Conference, Montreal Sep 14, 2006
  • “Two Countries, Two Systems: The law of advertising online gaming in the UK and the USA” Joint presentation with PeterĀ  Wilson of Tarlo Lyon Solicitors,London.(GIGSE, Montreal, May 17, 2006)
  • “Comparison of P2P Law and Regulation, US/UK.”
    Joint presentation with Peter Wilson of Tarlo Lyon Solicitors, London. ( G2E , September 13, 2005)
  • “Internet Gambling Law: An American Perspective”.
    Seminar at World Lottery Association conference, April 20-23 2005, Gatineau (Ottowa) Canada.
  • “Legal Issues Affecting P2P Online Gaming.”
    Seminar at Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Las Vegas, NV, October 5-7, 2004.
  • Plus roundtable/panel discussions 2010-2014

Biography and Background

Ohio State University, BA, history, 1977
USN 1977-82

McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific), J.D. 1993
California Bar since 1994.