Gaming Law

Extensive knowledge guides our representation of those involved in licensed gaming.

Gaming Law

Extensive knowledge guides our representation of those involved in licensed gaming.

With extensive knowledge of GAMING LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATORY INTERPRETATIONS, our gaming law attorneys represent businesses and individuals involved in commercial, social, and charitable gaming.


Our gaming law attorneys assist with every aspect of gaming law and gaming regulation matters. We represent clients before federal, state, and local authorities in gaming matters, including:

  • Gaming licensing
  • Liquor licensing
  • Manufacturer and distributor licenses
  • Vendor permits
  • Findings of suitability
  • Indian gaming
  • Transportation
  • Land use
  • Planning and zoning


Our gaming attorneys work with clients and gaming authorities to structure transactions to minimize gaming regulatory issues. Our experience includes serving as Iowa counsel to two international private equity funds in the largest gaming acquisition consummated. Our attorneys regularly obtain necessary approvals for:

  • Financing
  • Restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Sales of licensed gaming operations


Our gaming law attorneys advise and represent existing gaming licensees, such as:

  • Casino operators
  • Occupational licensees
  • Vendors and suppliers
  • Gaming device manufacturers and distributors


For existing gaming licensees, our attorneys advise on operational issues. We assist in negotiating, documenting, and obtaining approval of a wide variety of agreements and handling an assortment of issues, such as:

  • Employment contracts
  • Consulting contracts
  • Entertainment contracts
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Leases
  • Purchase agreements
  • Administrative actions and disciplinary matters
  • Regulatory interpretation and enforcement
  • Patron disputes
  • Gaming device and equipment approvals
  • Advice on promotional activities


We regularly advise nonprofits on gaming matters related to:

  • Raffles
  • Bingo
  • Contests
  • Game night
  • Other charitable games


Our gaming attorneys assist, advise, and monitor legal issues related to gaming for businesses. Our attorneys:

  • Draft terms and conditions for promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.
  • Advise on state and federal law compliance for promotional and marketing activities.
  • Address emerging state and federal gaming issues, such as internet, social, and mobile gaming.
  • Advise on changes in laws regarding Indian gaming.