Risk Analysis

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Interactive Gaming Law Attorneys can review your online offering to assess its feasibility and potential challenges under federal and state gambling laws.

Why Legal Guidance Is Important

You must ensure compliance with the gambling laws of each state where your services are offered. Most states have some commonality in their general approach to gambling in that prohibited lottery and gambling offenses generally involve activities in which the following elements are present:

(1) risking something of value,
(2) on the outcome of an uncertain event: (i) over which the bettor does not exercise control or (ii) which is determined by chance, and
(3) for the opportunity to win something of greater value than what was risked

If any of these three elements are missing the activity is generally allowed under state law. Nevertheless, the interpretation of these three elements is not entirely uniform in all jurisdictions.

State By State Analysis

Our 50 State Survey thoroughly examines the criminal gambling risks associated with each state, including the District of Columbia, and categorizes each state based on the risks posed. For example, an area of special concern for prizeless gaming models relates to the awarding of additional plays, which some states deem a prize for gambling purposes. Our survey allows you to assess the risk posed by each state and determine the level of risk you are willing to accept and what states (if any) to block.

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Anthony N. Cabot
Anthony N. Cabot
Partner
Las Vegas
acabot@​lrrc.com
702.949.8280 / 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

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09/01/2016
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Primary Services

Interactive Gaming Services

Key Contacts

Karl F. Rutledge
Karl F. Rutledge
Partner
702.949.8317
Anthony N. Cabot
Anthony N. Cabot
Partner
702.949.8280