Gaming & Hospitality | Fennemore Craig
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Overview

Our core practices support the industry segments of casino gaming operations and gaming technology, which have grown in the United States to $37.34 billion and $13 billion, respectively.  

We have diverse experience in structuring and documenting transactions, and navigating the specialized licensing and regulatory requirements for the development, financing and operation of casino properties. We represent many firms in the industry in corporate formation and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt transactions, and business restructuring and creditors’ rights. Our government relations professionals have aided the industry on gambling regulatory issues in local, state and federal legislative and administrative agency rule-making arenas for decades. We represent regulated businesses in gaming and other tax disputes, administrative contested cases, and litigation unique to the industry. 

All of this experience extends to assisting gaming technology companies involved in the design, development, production and deployment of slot machines, interactive and mobile gaming devices and other gaming equipment. Our work has involved counseling and representing firms in developing and managing gaming operations on Native American lands and assisting vendors of products and services to tribal resort operations. In these efforts we have practiced before the National Indian Gaming Commission, and state and tribal regulatory authorities in Arizona, California and several other venues.  

We regularly assist businesses in evaluating and implementing sweepstakes and promotional contests. Our engagements in this area include multi-jurisdictional analysis and assistance in the design of social gaming platforms.   

Beyond commercial gaming, we leverage our firm-wide specialists to assist many other hospitality firms in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and elsewhere. These include hotels and resorts, restaurants, night-life venues, taverns and companies engaged in procurement services for these businesses.   

Both gaming and non-gaming hospitality businesses benefit from a law firm that has the diversity of talent to achieve transactional and regulatory results in a competitive industry. Our broad skills in business law, finance, government regulation, labor and employment, land use and zoning, and intellectual property provide just those resources.   

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