gaming law

Gaming law refers to the legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities involved in a gaming operation, which includes navigating the regulatory and permitting process; Indian law, and internal tribal issues; developing new projects; negotiating complex transactions; addressing labor and employment concerns; protecting, enforcing and defending intellectual property, privacy and data protection; managing tax and real estate issues; and handling litigation or disputes with affiliated businesses or patrons. Gaming clients need counsel who can react quickly, economically and effectively to address virtually any legal situation that arises. Specific tasks may include drafting gaming ordinances and related regulations; preparing minimum internal controls; drafting and negotiating gaming management contracts; representation before state and federal agencies, such as the National Indian Gaming Commission; drafting/negotiating tribal-state compacts; legal opinions; informing clients on legislative and regulatory developments on gaming issues; sovereign immunity issues; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act issues; and assist with government and internal investigations.