Gaming Law

Gaming/Casino law is complex and one of the fastest changing legal fields today. New gaming law and regulatory initiatives seem to be making headlines daily. Indian gaming law, with its many federal Indian law and policy aspects, is an even more challenging legal landscape. In assisting clients in navigating this ever shifting legal terrain, our Gaming Law practice team members combine their extensive gaming law expertise and business law experience to offer something unique in the gaming industry – gaming business counsel focused on providing sound advice, good judgment, and quality work.

Our national gaming law practice is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which allows us to offer our services at a competitive advantage. GPM’s Gaming Law practice team includes two of the most nationally prominent attorneys with experience in the gaming industry, Kevin Quigley and Tom Foley, recognized by both U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America for many years as leaders in the field of Gaming Law. Our practice team members have served as transaction and regulatory compliance counsel for a number of the leading casino management and development companies, gaming equipment vendors, state and tribal governments and their agencies in connection with matters related to federal, state and tribal gaming regulatory compliance, financing, taxation, jurisdiction, Indian lands and i-gaming issues. Our attorneys have provided professional services in connection with the financing, development, management and regulation of numerous Indian gaming projects in California, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, and Oklahoma.

Services in this practice area include:

  1. Counseling related to the NIGC approval process and BIA fee-to-trust land transfers for Indian gaming projects.
  2. Environmental review of proposed gaming projects.
  3. Negotiating and advising in connection with tribal-state gaming compacts.
  4. Negotiating and drafting development, consulting, financing, equipment lease and management contracts that will protect your investment in the commercial or Indian gaming operation.
  5. Assisting with the procurement of financing for large-scale casino operations.
  6. Serving as legal counsel to tribal gaming commissions.
  7. Assisting gaming equipment vendors with NIGC and tribal regulatory compliance.  
  8. Providing legislative and administrative government relations assistance.
  9. Advising gaming system operators, software developers and suppliers in connection with emerging i-gaming compliance issues, including online fantasy/e-sports leagues. 

In addition, as advances in technology continue to drive the emerging i-gaming sector, we consult with tribes and a wide variety of gaming equipment vendors and software developers desiring to explore this new frontier in the gaming industry, advising on issues related to game classifications and “technological aid” determinations under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. §§2701 et seq., and regulations contained in 25 CFR Parts 501-599, and other gaming law restrictions under other applicable federal, state and tribal laws.

The depth and breadth of our knowledge of the many federal, state and tribal laws, regulations and policies affecting any gaming business or i-gaming matter makes our firm the go-to choice for anyone needing reasonably priced legal services in the gaming industry. With the talents and experience of our Gaming Law team members, GPM is now considered one of the premier providers of quality legal services to those needing gaming business legal services anywhere in the United States. Please contact us for assistance with understanding the ever changing gaming law & policy landscape.

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