Levine Staller’s gaming group has the wealth of experience to assist casino operators and vendors in all aspects of gaming law, including licensure, ongoing regulatory compliance, administrative proceedings, contracts and employment matters.
The firm has represented gaming interests in New Jersey, Mississippi, Minnesota, Florida, Nevada, Delaware, the Bahamas, various Indian reservations and, most recently, Pennsylvania. Levine Staller currently serves as gaming counsel to three casinos located in Pennsylvania and two operating in New Jersey.
Licensing, Permitting and Approvals:
As a highly regulated industry, many aspects of the gaming business, including gaming site approval, licensure, company financing and findings of suitability of key employees, are subject to review or approval by gaming regulators. Our gaming lawyers represent and counsel gaming entities in obtaining requisite regulatory licensing and approvals, reporting of matters to gaming regulators, and assisting with obtaining necessary permits from other governmental agencies with jurisdiction over the development and operation of casinos.
The development and day-to-day operation of casinos give rise to a number of issues which may lead to litigation or institution of sanctions. Our gaming attorneys have significant experience assisting and counseling clients in such matters.
Construction and Development:
The planned construction of a casino involves a wide array of efforts, many legal in nature. Levine Staller provides legal representation and advice regarding all aspects of casino development, including transactional, real estate, and construction.
Corporate Structuring and Operations:
Gaming companies rely upon our attorneys for legal advice regarding their initial company structuring, corporate governance and planning. The experience of Levine Staller’s corporate practice provides our gaming clients with the flexibility needed to achieve their goals.
Compliance and Enforcement:
The gaming industry is highly regulated by various governmental agencies. We represent and counsel gaming entities in their continuing efforts to maintain compliance with applicable gaming regulatory requirements. We have developed many gaming compliance plans and assist companies in the proper implementation of those plans.