Butler Snow’s Gaming Practice dates back to the passage of the Mississippi Gaming Control Act in 1990, and the effective date of the regulations in early 1992. Our team’s comprehensive knowledge of gaming laws and regulatory requirements enable us to represent clients effectively in matters involving regulatory and permitting processes, project development, business transactions, real property and other asset acquisitions, entity reorganizations, workouts, labor and employment issues, intellectual property concerns, tax matters and public finance.
Butler Snow’s gaming clients include the two largest casino/resort operators in the world, and our gaming lawyers have been involved in the licensing of multiple casinos and manufacturers, as well as serving as regulatory and transaction counsel for acquisitions totaling over $20 billion. The firm has also represented financing entities, property owners debtors and creditors and various individuals affiliated with the gaming industry.
The firm’s gaming clients have also benefited from our strong Government Relations Group, particularly as involves legislation affecting the Mississippi gaming industry. Most notably, Butler Snow was in the forefront of the successful effort to allow land-based casinos on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In addition to providing business and regulatory advice, the gaming practice group has represented our clients in litigated and arbitrated matters over a wide spectrum, including premises liability, patron disputes, labor and employment, tax controversies and intellectual property issues.