Glenn J. Light

Glenn J. Light

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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.‎

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

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


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: 

  • 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 has contributed to a book on gaming law, co-authored two law review articles, a business review article, and over 30 articles published in leading trade journals. A list of his publications follow:

  • Co-Author, " Licensing: Nonrestricted, Restricted, and Slot Machine Route Operators,” Nevada Gaming law Practice and Procedure Manual, Publications Committee of the State Bar of Nevada, Gaming Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada, 2016 Edition
  • Co-Author, “Entity Wagering: A New Twist on the Old Adage of Being in the Business of Betting or Wagering,” American Gaming Lawyer, Spring 2016
  • Co-Author, "CLIENT ALERT - New Registration Requirements For New And Existing Associated Equipment Manufacturers And Distributors,Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Client Alert, January 2016
  • Co-Author, “Entering the United States gaming market: Options in the West”, European Gaming Lawyer, Spring Issue, 2015
  • Co-Author, "Are Consumer Notices And User Agreements Receiving Proper Attention?," Casino Enterprise Management, June 2014
  • Co-Author, "Casino Player Clubs & Nevada's Data Protection Requirements," Casino Enterprise Management, December 2013
  • Co-Author, "Internet Poker Freedom Act,”? iGaming Business North America, August/September 2013
  • Contributor, "Frontiers in Chance: Gaming Research across the Disciplines," Las Vegas: UNLV Gaming Press, 2013. David G. Schwartz, editor
  • Co-Author, "EB-5 Financing of Resort Hotel Casinos," Casino Enterprise Management, July 2013
  • Co-Author, "Nevada Becomes the First State to Legalise Inter-State Online Gambling," iGaming Business, March/April 2013
  • Co-Author, "The Nevada Legislature's 77th Session and The Legalization of Interstate Online Gambling," Casino Enterprise Management, April 2013
  • Co-Author, "Online Gambling in the US: 2012 Year End Review,” iGaming Business (International), December 2012
  • Co-Author, "Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker, Part 2," Casino Enterprise Management, November 2012
  • Co-Author, "Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker," Casino Enterprise Management, August 2012
  • Co-Author, “Gaming Law Career Opportunities for Law Students,” The Gaming Law Review and Economics Symposium, December 2011
  • Co-Author, "Nevada Reaffirms Its Position as the Gaming Leader in the US," Communique, December 2011
  • Co-Author, "Betting on the US Market: A Discussion of the Legality of Sports Gaming Businesses,” Thunderbird International Business Review, © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., November/December 2011
  • Co-Author, "Preliminary Findings of Suitability by the Nevada Gaming Commission," Casino Lawyers, Fall 2011
  • Co-Author, "Nevada Gaming Authorities Release Proposal to Regulate Internet Poker," Casino Enterprise Management, October 2011
  • Co-Author, "Legalizing Internet Gaming, Part VI: Problem and Underage Gambling," Casino Enterprise Management, June 2011
  • Co-Author, "Legalizing Internet Gaming, Part IV: Enforcement," Casino Enterprise Management, May 2011
  • Co-Author, "Legalizing Internet Gaming, Part III: Regulating The Operation," Casino Enterprise Management, April 2011
  • Co-Author, "Legalizing Internet Gaming, Part II: State Governments vs. Private Parties," Casino Enterprise Management, March 2011
  • Co-Author, "Legalizing Internet Gaming, Part I: Benefits and Concerns," Casino Enterprise Management, February 2011
  • Co-Author, "Gaming Policy Models, Part VI: Regulatory Enforcement,” Casino Enterprise Management, December 2010
  • Co-Author, "Gaming Policy Models, Part V: Accounting Regulations," Casino Enterprise Management, November 2010
  • Co-Author, "Gaming Policy Models, Part IV: Taxation of Gambling Revenue," Casino Enterprise Management, October 2010
  • Co-Author, “Assessing the Legality of Internet Sweepstakes in the US,” World Online Gambling Law Report, Volume 9, Issue 9, September, 2010
  • Co-Author, "Gaming Policy Models, Part III: Licensing, The Gatekeeper of the Industry," Casino Enterprise Management, September 2010
  • Co-Author, "Economic Value, Equal Dignity and the Future of Sweepstakes," UNLV Gaming Law Journal, Spring 2010
  • Co-Author, “Internet Gaming: Boundless Potential in a Bounded Statutory Framework,” iGaming Business, May/June 2010
  • Co-Author, "Associated Equipment Approvals in Nevada," Casino Enterprise Management, May 2010
  • Contributing Author, "Chapter 9: The Regulatory Compliance Audit" & "Chapter 16: Conflicts of Interest: The Importance of Maintaining Independence" Getting in the Game: A Guide to Successful Gaming Company Compliance, 2009 Edition
  • Co-Author, "New Table Games and Game Variations in Nevada," Casino Lawyer Magazine, Fall 2009
  • Co-Author, "A Practical Guide For the Approval of New Games and Game Variations in Nevada," Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet, November 2009
  • Co-Author, "Keeping Compliance in Check," Casino Enterprise Management, November 2009
  • Co-Author, "What Makes a Manufacturer?" Casino Enterprise Management, September 2009
  • Co-Author, "A Practical Guide To Nevada Gaming Law For Institutional Investors," Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet, June 2009
  • Co-Author, "Obtaining a Restricted Gaming License in Nevada," Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet, May 2009
  • Co-Author, "Inside a Nevada Gaming Control Board Compliance Audit," Casino Enterprise Management, April 2009
  • Co-Author, "What Lenders to Gaming Companies Should Know About Nevada Gaming Law," Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet, March, 2009
  • Co-Author, "Alex Rodriguez, a Monkey and the Game of Scrabble: The Hazard of Using Illogic to Define Legality of Games of Mixed Skill and Chance," Drake Law Review, February 2009
  • Co-Author, "Gaming Management: Conflicts of Interest," Casino Enterprise Management, December 2008
  • Co-Author, “A Practical Guide: The Approval of Associated Gaming Equipment in Nevada,” Casino Lawyer Magazine, Winter 2008   
  • Co-Author, "The Approval of Associated Equipment in Nevada," Nevada Gaming Lawyer, September 2008
  • Co-Author, "Cellular Phone Prohibition Rings Hollow," Casino Lawyer Magazine, Fall 2008
  • Co-Author, “Approval of New Games,” Nevada Lawyer, May 2008

Other Publications


  • 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


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