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BY JEFF RODEFER, GAMING LAW SECTION CHAIR
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The sellout 9th Annual Law Scholarship Golf Tournament at Las Vegas National Golf Club raises $27,500
On the afternoon of Friday, May 8, the Gaming Law Section held 2 its 9th Annual Law Scholarship Golf Tournament. The open (fourperson scramble) tournament was sold out, drawing 144 enthusiastic golfers. They were greeted by warm, sunny conditions at the Las Vegas National Golf Club. This year’s charitable event raised $27,500 for the Gaming Law Section Scholarship at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In its nine years, the golf tournament has generated more than $242,000 in scholarship money. The team of Mike Viellion, Dale Hayes Jr., Brian Viellion and Josh Crollelli from Lanco West took first place, with a net score of 54.5 (16.5 under par). The second- and third-place teams were determined by a team handicap tiebreaker. The team of Brent Harsh, Brian Brown, Phil Goodhart and Tom Boley from the law firm of Thorndal Armstong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger took second place, with a net 3 score of 56 (15 under par). The team of Tony Moskowitz, Ray Turpin, Barry Wendel and Jeremy Chapman from Bear Com took third place, with a net score of 56 (15 under par). The team of Christine Smith, Pam Gallion, Lorlee Marconi-Farnia and Sean Claggett from the Boyd Dean John White's first drive of the day. School of Law took the high score award with a net score of 68.75 (2.25 under par). The men’s and women’s long-drive champions were Mark Stevens and Mariko Miranda. The men’s and women’s closestto-the-pin champions were Tom Norton and Mariko Miranda. The Gaming Law Section sponsored five hole-in-one contests; prizes included a $500 VISA gift card, a Bose Wave sound system, Nike golf equipment and a Dell computer on the non-target holes (third, eighth, 11th and 16th), as well as a 2010 Mercedes Benz GLK Bally 350 provided by Fletcher Jones Imports on the target hole (14th). Technology - JP Cody, Robert Crowder, Lars Perry & Marc Comella Unfortunately, there were no winners again this year.
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Mike Bonner drives on the 7th Hole sponsored by United Coin Machine Co.
The Shotgun Start...
1. The shotgun starts. 2. Dean White’s first drive of the day. 3. Bally Technology (left to right): J.P. Cody, Robert Crowder, Lars Perry and Marc Comella.
Tony Ager, Pat Murphy, George Kunz & Ted Twesme
4. Mike Bonner drives on the seventh hole, sponsored by United Coin Machine Co. 5. Tony Ager, Pat Murphy, George Kunz and Ted Twesme. 6. Sue Amaro putts as Les Leonard, Stan Salter and Brian Grommons look on. 7. The walking wounded (left to right): Bryan Wright, Kathy Smith, Jim Dummond and Ellen Whitemore. 8. Tom Davis putts onto the green while Paul Lychuk and Wade Gochnour observe his technique. 9. The high score team (left to right): Lorlee MarconiFarina, Pam Gallion and Christine Smith. 10. (Left to right): Rick Williams, Mariko Miranda (2009 Women’s Long Drive and Closest-to-the-Pin Champion), Rachel Miranda and Mike Mathis. 11. Gregg Gale’s fairway shot under the watchful eyes of Jim Paulson, Dayne Rainey and Robert Malinak.
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PRiMARy SPONSORS: Bank of Nevada CB Richard Ellis’ Global Gaming Group Las Vegas National Golf Club Konami Morrison & Foerster, LLP (Los Angeles, California) Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Holland & Hart Gaming Law Section GiFt BAGS PROviDED By: Bank of Nevada – tournament golf shirts Gaming Law Section – golf bags Harrah’s Entertainment – sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls Las Vegas Golf & Tennis – Tee Packs Pinnacle Entertainment – tournament hats Thompson Reuters – sleeve of Nike NDX golf balls
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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:
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DOOR PRiZES: Coyote Springs – round of golf for four Embarq – 24 boxes (one dozen each) of Nike golf balls 8 Four Queens – two-night stay for two The walking wounded - Bryan Wright, Kathy Smith, Jim Dummond & Ellen Whitemore Gaming Law Section – golf equipment Gold Coast Hotel & Casino – dinner for two at putts as Les Bible Mousel PCSalter & Brian Grommons look on. Sue Amaro Leonard, Stan Cooper Levenson The El Cortez Room First Advantage Hotel Del Coronado (San Diego, California) – twoFM Global night stay for two (provided by KSL Resorts) Greenberg Traurig La Costra Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, California) – twoGugino Law Firm Chtd. night stay and two rounds of golf for two John Valery White, Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law – UNLV (provided by KSL Resorts) Kaye Scholer, LLP (Washington, D.C.) Las Vegas Golf & Tennis – Nike golf bag Kummer Kaempfer BonnerTom Davis putts onto the green with Paul Lychuk & W Renshaw & Ferrario Las Vegas Hilton – dinner for two at Benihana’s Lionel Sawyer & Collins technique. and two tickets to Barry Manilow Snell & Wilmer, LLP Palms Casino Resort – $75 gift certificate to Little United Coin Machine Co. Buddha Asian Café Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, BEvERAGE cARt SPONSORS: California) – two-night stay and one round of golf Konami for two (provided by KSL Resorts) Suncoast Hotel & Casino – dinner for two at MEN’S lONG-DRivE SPONSOR: SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar INETICO The Orleans Hotel & Casino – dinner for two at the Prime Rib Loft WOMEN’S lONG-DRivE SPONSOR: Thomas & Mack – four tickets to Styx, REO WMS Gaming Speedwagon and .38 Special concert on May 16
tEE SPONSORS: Bally Technologies
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MEN’S clOSESt-tO-thE-PiN SPONSOR: IGT
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WOMEN’S clOSESt-tO-thE-PiN SPONSOR: Watkins Ludlum Winter & Stennis (Mississippi) McGlinchey Stafford PLLC (Louisiana) SPONSORS OF thE 19th hOlE AWARDS cEREMONy & PARty: Morrison & Foerster, LLP (Los Angeles, California) Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Holland & Hart
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High Score Team - Lorlee Marconi-Farina, Pam Gallion & Christine Smith
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iNDiviDuAl/BuSiNESS cONtRiButORS tO thE GAMiNG lAW SEctiON SchOlARShiP: Gregory Gale GOlF tOuRNAMENt vEhiclE cOuRtESy OF: Thomas Przestwor Boyd Gaming Corporation Rick Williams, Mariko Miranda (2009 Womens Long Drive & Closest to the P Rachel Miranda & Mike Mathis. Dayne Rainey Jeff Rodefer GRAPhic DESiGN PROviDED By: Shuffle Master Gregg Gale's fairway shot under the watchful eyes of Jim–Paulson, Dayne Rainey & Robert Malinak. Terri Rodefer Elf Ears Productions hOlE-iN-ONE cONtESt SPONSORS: NON-TARGET HOLES (3, 8, 11 & 16) – $500 Visa Gift Card, Bose Wave Sound System, Nike golf equipment & Dell computer (provided by the Gaming Law Section) TARGET HOLE (14TH) – 2010 Mercedes Benz GLK 350 (provided by Fletcher Jones Imports) cARt SNAcK BAGS: William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV hOlE-iN-ONE SPOttERS: Melissa DeMarrias, Executive Secretary – Boyd Gaming Corporation Troy DeMarrias – UPS tOuRNAMENt PhOtOGRAPhERS: Poppy Johnston – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Kerry Martinez – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV GOlF tOuRNAMENt SiGN-iN cOORDiNAtED By: Cindy Claus – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Dianne Fouret, Executive Assistant to Dean – 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 Christine Smith, Assistant Dean – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
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tEE SiGNS & BANNERS PROviDED By: Coast Casinos – LGT Advertising/ Art Dept.
SPEciAl ASSiStANcE PROviDED By: Michael J. Bonner, Esq. – Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw & Ferrario William R. “Willie” Boyd, Director & Vice President – Boyd Gaming Corporation Joselyn Cousins, Senior Vice President & Community Development Manager – Bank of Nevada Melissa DeMarrias, Legal Assistant – Boyd Gaming Corporation Lou Dorn, Vice President & General Counsel – Colony Resorts Bob Faiss, Esq. – Lionel Sawyer & Collins Alan Fisch, Esq. – Kay Scholer (Washington, D.C.) Dianne Fouret, Executive Assistant to Dean – William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Dennis Gallagher, Vice President of Legal Affairs – Harrah’s Entertainment John A. Godfrey, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Pinnacle Entertainment Alice Grimble, Human Resources Coordinator & Assistant Accountant – State Bar of Nevada Marianne Boyd Johnson, Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President – Boyd Gaming Corporation Kathy Johnstone, Esq. – Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles) Leon Kellar, Senior Graphic Artist – Coast Casinos, LGT Advertising/Art Dept. Jim Klump, Food & Beverage Director – Las Vegas National Golf Club John J. Knott, II, Senior Vice President – CB Richard Ellis’ Global Gaming Croup
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Chrissy Lane, Supervisor of Legal Administration – IGT Dave Lipkins, Tournament Coordinator – Las Vegas National Golf Club Ariane Marshall, New Car Sales Assistant – Fletcher Jones Imports JoAnn Marzolf, Corporate Director of Special Events – Pinnacle Entertainment Christen McMillan, Vice President & General Manager – Embarq Lars Perry, Vice President of Intellectual Property – Bally Technology Terri Rodefer, President – Elf Ears Productions Scott Scherer, Esq. – Hale Lane Peek st to the Pin Champion), Dennison & Howard Jim Seagrave, Vice President of Advertising – The Orleans Hotel & Casino Stan Smith, Vice President of Risk Management & Safety – Boyd Gaming Corporation Dianna Spear, Administrative Assistant – CB Richard Ellis’ Global Gaming Group Bill Stauffer, General Manager – Las Vegas Golf & Tennis Bill Urga, Esq. – Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Debbie Waller, Sales Consultant – Thomson Reuters John Valery White, Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law – UNLV Ellen Whittemore, Esq. – Lionel Sawyer & Collins Lori Wolk, Programs & Services Coordinator – State Bar of Nevada Bryan Wright, Vice President & General Counsel – KSL Resorts Ling Yu, AVP/Marketing Project Officer – Bank of Nevada
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: the 10th Annual Law Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, May 7, 2010!
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