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McDonald Carano

Gaming & Licensing

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What the team is known for

Notable practice offering expertise in all aspects of gaming law advising on regulatory, transactional and licensing matters. Regularly appears before the Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control board. Represents casino owners, gaming device companies and lenders active in the sector.

Notable practitioners

AG Burnett is highly experienced in advising both businesses and government agencies on gaming sector regulatory concerns, including in relation to e-sports and sports betting.
"He is always very thoughtful and to the point."

Alvin Hicks is well known for his longstanding practice in the gaming space. He handles sector-specific transactional work as well as advising on regulatory concerns.
"He's a wonderful lawyer, a very smart man and a gentleman."

Gregory Giordano has noteworthy experience counseling large gaming companies and hotels on regulatory compliance. He also advises investors in the gaming sector.
"He has a valuable perspective on the practical realities of how investigations work and how to guide clients through the process."

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Overview

McDonald Carano advises on all matters relating to licensing, regulation, and control of the gaming industry by governmental authorities. Our U.S. and international clients include owners and operators of casinos and pari-mutuel wagering facilities, hotels and resorts, restricted gaming entities, online and mobile operators, manufacturers and distributors of gaming equipment and software, sports-book operators, eSports entities, skill-based gaming, lotteries and sweepstakes, fantasy sports, key employees, investors, and banks. We also assist technology providers for internet and mobile gaming and sports wagering.

Our lawyers serve on compliance committees of gaming companies to advise on regulatory compliance, reporting, audits and investigations. We currently serve as Nevada Compliance Counsel, Special Compliance Counsel, Independent Member Compliance Counsel and/or Chairman of the Gaming Compliance Committees of many of the most prominent gaming businesses headquartered around the world.

Our attorneys have unmatched insight into the inner workings of gaming regulatory and oversight agencies. Prior to joining our firm, our current gaming attorneys served as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), Chief of the NGCB’s Corporate Securities Division, a NGCB Investigative Agent, a member of the Governor of Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee, and Senior Deputy Nevada Attorney General representing the NGCB, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Commission on Sports.



Members

Hicks, Alvin J (Head of Department)

Binau, Kelci

Burnett, A.G.

Giordano, P Gregory

Gutwald, Dennis

Robertson, James

Trachok II, Richard

Gaming & Licensing

McDonald Carano

firm
Location

100 W. Liberty Street, Tenth Floor

Reno

Nevada

USA

89501

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nevada

Gaming & Licensing


A.G. Burnett
Band 3
Alvin J Hicks
Senior Statespeople
P Gregory Giordano
Band 3