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Joseph M. Kelly

Retired Faculty

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Joseph M. Kelly, Ph.D., J.D., is a professor of business law at SUNY College at Buffalo and an associate of the Catania Consulting Group. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Nevada, and Wisconsin. He is also co-editor of Gaming Law Review.

Kelly has been a speaker on gaming topics throughout the world, including Berlin, Rome, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Cannes, Edinburgh, New Delhi, Australia, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Switzerland. He has written extensively on British, German, Native American, West Indian, and Internet gambling law. His law review publications have been cited as authority by federal district and appellate courts, as well as state appellate and supreme courts, e.g., Confederated Tribes v. Johnson, 958 P.2d 260 (Wash., 1998), Schrenger v. Caesars Indiana, 825 N.E.2d 879 (Ind.Ct. App., 2005).

Kelly’s article on Internet gambling law has been cited in the The Gambling Review Report, which was presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State of Culture Media and Sport in July 2001. Kelly co-authored a report on “Problem Gambling and Self Exclusion,” which was accepted on August 14, 2002, by the South African Responsible Gambling Trust and has written a detailed work on Enforcement of Casino Gambling Debts for Westlaw Am. Jur. P. O. F., 3rd series, vol. 71, 193-320 (2003). He has spoken on the topic of Internet gambling at Cardozo Law School (1999), Chapman Law School (2002), and at a symposium organized by the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (February, 2003). He has co-authored Casino Credit and Collections (Univ. of  Nev., 2003).


Ph.D., J.D.

Courses Taught

  • Business Law I
  • Business Law II

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