Glenn J. Light

Glenn J. Light

Partner
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702.949.8276 office
702.949.8327 fax
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Glenn Light is a partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Gaming Practice Group in the firm’s Las Vegas Office. He focuses his ‎practice on land-based and interactive casinos, horse racing, sports betting, sweepstakes and contests. ‎In particular, Glenn guides individuals, operators, manufacturers, distributors and service providers ‎through the licensing process -- from advising clients on how to best structure operations from a ‎licensing standpoint to working with the regulators to obtain the necessary licenses.

Glenn is licensed in Nevada and New York and regularly appears before the Nevada State Gaming Control ‎Board and Nevada Gaming Commission. He has also participated in regulatory and licensing matters in ‎numerous tribal, state, and foreign jurisdictions including Australia, the Bahamas, Colorado, the Dominican Republic, Iowa, Mississippi, Ontario, the Philippines, and Singapore.‎

Of note, Glenn played key roles in securing non-restricted gaming licenses for two recently opened casino resorts in Las Vegas, namely the SLS Las Vegas, a mixed-use resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip, and the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, an Asian-style boutique property and the first ground-up casino development to occur in Las Vegas since 2010. Both properties received a significant amount of funding through the federal EB-5 Program, a program that, prior to the SLS Las Vegas, was seldom-used in the gaming industry.  The EB-5 Program is looked on favorably by developers due to its flexibility and low cost of funds (in comparison to traditional financing methods). Glenn provided counsel on nearly every aspect of the gaming license process, including the ownership and management structure, financing, and the drafting of numerous agreements relating to hotel and casino operations and staffing.

Glenn was born and raised in Romsey, England. He now resides in Las Vegas with his wife, daughter, and son. ‎He enjoys watching English Premier League soccer and is an avid supporter of Southampton F.C.‎

Representative Matters

  • Licensing of casinos in Nevada and elsewhere, including a billion dollar integrated resort in the Bahamas
  • Licensing of manufacturers and distributors of gaming devices and systems in Nevada, New York, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Ontario, the Philippines, and Singapore
  • Licensing of operators of interactive gaming systems in Nevada, including representing the first licensee to launch its real-money poker website in Nevada
  • Licensing of interactive gaming service providers, manufacturers of interactive gaming systems and distributors of interactive gaming systems in Nevada 
  • Licensing of payment processing service providers, patron identification service providers and geo-location service providers in Nevada, including representing the first licensee to be granted these licenses by the Nevada Gaming Commission 
  • Licensing of race books in Nevada 
  • Local counsel for the senior lenders to Herbst Gaming, Inc. in relation to their conversion of debt into equity, during bankruptcy, of what is now known as Affinity Gaming, LLC 
  • Approvals for games and promotional devices 
  • Local county and city gaming, liquor and business licenses

Related News

06/14/2016
23 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named Mountain States Super Lawyers
Annual listings reflect peer recognition and professional achievement
01/05/2016
Equity partners, elections to partnership announced
Gordon, Patton named equity partners; Enriquez, Erb, Light elected to partnership

Presentations

Glenn is an active speaker on gaming law. He has been a panelist and moderator at gaming conferences and State Bar functions. He has also taught courses at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A list of his speaking engagements follows: 

  • Presenter, "State vs. Federal Issues: Part II," UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, October 26, 2016
  • Presenter, "State vs. Federal Issues," UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, October 24, 2016
  • Moderator, "Online Activities - Your Clients Cause Perilous Pitfalls without Suitable Guidance", ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2016   
  • Moderator, "Comparative Law," UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, February 16th and 18th, 2016
  • Presenter, "State vs. Federal Issues," UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, October 12th and 14th, 2015
  • Moderator, "Why Your Corporate Clients’ Mundane Online Presence May Trigger Several Not So Mundane Consequences," ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2015
  • Presenter, "Registration of Gaming Employees," UNLV Casino Industry Regulation Course, December 2014
  • Speaker, “Online Gaming in the U.S.,”  Casino Industry Regulation Course, UNLV, November 2014
  • Speaker, “Legal Aspects of Gaming,” UNLV International Gaming Institute, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Casino Industry Regulation Course for the Macao Polytechnic Institute, June 2013 and June 2014
  • Speaker, “Advertising and Conduct on Premises,” UNLV Casino Industry Regulation Course, October 2012
  • Speaker, “Understanding the Investigations Division,” UNLV Casino Industry Regulation Course, September 2012
  • Speaker and Moderator, "Casino Law: The Interaction Between Social Media and Gaming," New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, October 2012  
  • Moderator, "Why The Internet Will Change Everything," CasinoFest 9, May 2011  
  • Panelist, "This Isn't Your Grandfather's Gambling," ABA Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference, May 2011  
  • Speaker, "What is Gambling Under the Law?," Drake Law School Gaming Law Synopsis, September 2008

Related Publications

Glenn previously served as an Associate Editor of Casino Lawyer Magazine. He is an active writer. He recently co-authored a chapter for the Nevada Gaming Law Practice and Procedure Manual Published by the State Bar of Nevada, contributed to two books on gaming law, co-authored two law review articles, a business review article, and over 35 articles published in leading trade journals. A list of his publications follow:

Article

Book/Guide

Distinctions

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - "Rising Star" - Gaming, 2012-2015
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized by Clark County Bar Association and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada - Pro bono service, 2009
  • Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, 2009
  • Certificate of Commendation from Senator Harry Reid, 2009
  • Attorney Honor Roll - 100 hours of pro bono service, 2009

Other Info

Education

LL.M., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2006, London Law Program
LL.B., University of Southampton School of Law, England, 2005

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 2008
New York, 2008

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Masters of Gaming Law, Affiliated Member – Counsel
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member