"They're outstanding - they have some of the best gaming attorneys in the state, and are good on administrative work and transactions too." - Chambers USA
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's gaming practice group is a national practice that supports casino operators, suppliers, state and local governments, communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, tribal governments and others in addressing casino gaming law including Native American and riverboat casinos, racinos, interactive and mobile gaming, poker, and interstate horse racing.
The practice of gaming law is constantly evolving as legalized gaming continues to proliferate across the United States and the world. Gaming trends have included riverboat casinos, Native American casinos, and most recently, Internet gaming. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Gaming practice group has been at the forefront of all major gaming trends for the past quarter century. The group represents numerous casino operators and Indian gaming groups, as well as gaming equipment suppliers, investors, investment banks and various companies doing business with the gaming industry. We closely monitor activity in this unique industry in order to provide our clients with appropriate and timely advice.
Each gaming jurisdiction has unique regulatory requirements. Our attorneys successfully navigate clients through the complex maze of gaming regulations by combining a full understanding of client needs, knowledge of the legislative branch, and extensive experience in gaming regulation. Through our networks of gaming contacts, we assist clients in maximizing their opportunities.
The firms’ Gaming practice is well respected in the gaming industry. Our practitioners regularly represent clients before the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Colorado Division of Gaming, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and the Mississippi Gaming Commission, among other commercial gaming jurisdictions. Our work in this regard relates to casino operators, manufacturers/distributor, lenders, institutional investors and other parties requiring gaming licenses or approvals.
The firm also has an extensive practice in Indian Gaming. We represent Tribes, tribal gaming enterprises and tribal regulators throughout the Western United States. In addition, we represent companies across the gaming industry, as they seek to do business in Indian Country. We represent our clients in all aspects of Indian Gaming, including the negotiation and drafting of Tribal/State gaming compacts, gaming ordinances, management agreements, development agreements, financings, land into trust, contracts, regulations, licensing, arbitrations, litigation and the drafting of legislation for enactment by Tribes, States and the United States Congress.
While we primarily represent private entities in the Internet gaming space, our attorneys maintain close relationships with gaming regulators in several U.S. state and tribal jurisdictions and are routinely called on to provide legal guidance related to Internet gaming best practices, prepare templates for interstate and international Internet gaming compacts, and opine on the constitutionality and feasibility of proposed player liquidity structures.