Gaming

"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.

Commercial Gaming

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.

Indian Gaming

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. 

Interactive Gaming

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.

Gaming

Michael G. Alonso
Michael G. Alonso
Partner
Reno
malonso@​lrrc.com
775.321.5516 / vCard
Anthony N. Cabot
Anthony N. Cabot
Partner
Las Vegas
acabot@​lrrc.com
702.949.8280 / vCard
Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
Partner
Phoenix, Irvine
shart@​lrrc.com
602.262.5787 / vCard
Peter A. Larson
Peter A. Larson
Partner
Phoenix
plarson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5796 / vCard
Glenn J. Light
Glenn J. Light
Partner
Las Vegas
glight@​lrrc.com
702.949.8276 / vCard
Sean M. McGuinness
Sean M. McGuinness
Partner
Reno, Las Vegas, Denver
smcguinness@​lrrc.com
775.321.3407 / vCard
Karl F. Rutledge
Karl F. Rutledge
Partner
Las Vegas
krutledge@​lrrc.com
702.949.8317 / vCard
Jason Bacigalupi
Jason Bacigalupi
Associate
Las Vegas
jbacigalupi@​lrrc.com
702.474.2641 / vCard
Mary Tran
Mary Tran
Associate
Las Vegas
MTran@​lrrc.com
702.474.2666 / vCard

Business Transactions

Kevin M. Kelly
Kevin M. Kelly
Partner
Denver
KKelly@​lrrc.com
303.628.9514 / vCard
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Partner
Las Vegas
smactaggart@​lrrc.com
702.474.2646 / vCard
Donald G. Martin
Donald G. Martin
Partner
Las Vegas, Reno
dmartin@​lrrc.com
702.474.2610 / vCard

Litigation

Howard E. Cole
Howard E. Cole
Partner
Las Vegas, Irvine
hcole@​lrrc.com
702.949.8315 / vCard
Dan Goldfine
Dan Goldfine
Partner
Phoenix
dgoldfine@​lrrc.com
602.262.5392 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Trey Rogers
Trey Rogers
Partner
Denver
trogers@​lrrc.com
303.628.9506 / vCard
Pilar Thomas
Pilar Thomas
Of Counsel
Tucson
pthomas@​lrrc.com
520.629.4455 / vCard

Related Industries

Gaming & Hospitality

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Other Publications

09/19/2017
Internet Gaming Legislation in Michigan
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08/07/2017
03/02/2017
Internet Gaming Legislation Introduced In Michigan
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
09/01/2016
09/01/2016
Obtaining a Non-Restricted Gaming License in Nevada
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet
09/01/2016
Obtaining a Restricted Gaming License in Nevada
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet
09/01/2016
A Practical Guide to Nevada Gaming Law for Institutional Investors
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet
09/01/2016
09/01/2016
What Lenders to Gaming Companies Should Know About Nevada Gaming Law
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Gaming Booklet
12/01/2013
Casino Player Clubs & Nevada's Data Protection Requirements
Published by Casino Enterprise Management
11/01/2011
Betting on the US Market: A Discussion of the Legality of Sports Gaming Businesses
Thunderbird International Business Review, © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
05/01/2011
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02/24/2011
12/29/2010
11/29/2010
10/29/2010
08/25/2010
05/10/2010
Associated Equipment Approvals in Nevada
Casino Enterprise Management
11/09/2009
Keeping Compliance in Check
Casino Enterprise Management
09/09/2009
04/06/2009
Inside a Nevada Gaming Control Board Audit
Casino Enterprise Management
12/01/2008
Gaming Management: Conflicts of Interest
Casino Enterprise Management
05/01/2008
Approval of New Games
Nevada Lawyer