Gaming

Navigating new opportunities, regulatory landscapes for our gaming-industry clients

Butler Snow’s gaming team has the credentials and vast experience to help clients successfully navigate all aspects of this unique industry. Our attorneys are known for their work in gaming jurisdictions throughout the U.S., involving licensing, regulatory & compliance issues, operations, mergers & acquisitions, financing, project development, real estate investment trusts, bankruptcy & restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, labor & employment and a myriad of other legal matters.

Our team has a long history working with clients in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, New York, Kansas and Virginia and several other states, as well as in Indian country. We also have experience with clients based outside the United States. Our clients include some of the nation’s top gaming and casino operators, gaming manufacturers, lenders and real estate owners.

Sports betting

An emerging opportunity in the gaming industry is the expansion of sports betting outside Nevada, which was made possible due to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Our attorneys are well versed on this enormous opportunity and its legal ramifications, including an understanding of how the industry has been regulated in Nevada and start-up operations in Mississippi and Iowa. We are leading clients into new jurisdictions and advising on all operational and regulatory aspects of sports-betting expansion for both established and new industry participants.

Capitalizing on our gaming industry and government relations experience, we are also continually tracking the changing regulatory landscape and legislative actions related to sports betting, so our clients stay informed in a timely manner.

Responsive and collaborative

We understand the unique traits of the gaming industry, with its 24-hour, seven-day-a-week schedule—and we are highly responsive anytime our clients need answers. We pride ourselves on being available to our clients at all times. Further, our firm’s business model and our philosophical approach value teamwork, which gives us the ability to leverage our colleagues experience across practice areas and jurisdictions. We regularly tap the knowledge of colleagues who are subject matter experts from other practice areas to help our gaming clients accomplish their business goals quickly and cost effectively.

Butler Snow is also known for our openness to alternative fee arrangements, when such arrangements make sense for our clients. Because we have extensive experience in the gaming industry and with alternative-fee arrangements, we can provide detailed and accurate set fees for various services, enabling clients to better predict their legal spend.

Deep industry involvement

Our attorneys regularly work with gaming regulatory agencies at the state, local and federal levels on behalf of our clients—and we have a well-developed, extensive network of contacts. Through this network across jurisdictions, we help our clients navigate widely varied regulatory requirements to maximize opportunities and minimize distractions. Our gaming attorneys have invested years in establishing relationships and reputations with regulators across the United States. We value those relationships and work hard to maintain them.

Our attorneys also regularly monitor regulatory and legislative changes to benefit our clients in all areas of gaming law. We are active participants within the industry and widely regarded as thought leaders, speaking at industry conferences and expositions and writing for industry publications.

Lastly, our attorneys are leaders in many industry-wide associations, trade groups and specialized bar associations. This involvement allows our attorneys to be on the cutting edge of developments throughout the industry.