Gaming Law

HSPRD attorneys have decades of experience serving gaming, casino and related clients in all aspects of the gaming and entertainment industry. We help our clients navigate the regulatory and permitting process, advise on capital development projects and construction transactions, handle labor and employment concerns, provide intellectual property protection, offer tax and real estate advice and handle any litigation or arbitration involving our clients when disputes arise in any setting. Our long history and extensive industry contacts help clients seeking to capitalize on opportunities, leverage contacts and address the challenges faced by owners and developers of casino, racing and entertainment venues. In this highly competitive forum, where timely, knowledgeable and practical professional advice can mean the difference between success and failure, HSPRD is well-positioned to provide that advice and counsel, wherever our gaming clients reside.

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HSPRD represents financial institutions and gaming companies in Indian and non-Indian gaming transactions. Examples of Indian gaming and economic development transactions are:

  • Certification of Tribes and Bands with Bureau of Indian Affairs

  • Acquiring and dedicating trust and reservation land

  • The financing of over 30 Indian casinos in California (3 of 4 Palm Springs casinos), Wyoming (only non-state regulated Indian casino), Minnesota, Oklahoma, New York, New Mexico, and Wisconsin

  • Tax exempt Indian Economic Development Bonds for gaming related hotel and spa

  • Representation of Indian casino management firm

Examples of Non-Indian Gaming Transactions:

  • Transfer and registration of gaming boats

  • Financing and licensing “trip to nowhere” gaming boat operations in Florida and New York

  • Representing owners of two casinos in Blackhawk, Colorado

  • Representing co-lead lender in refinancing of casinos in Las Vegas

  • Consultant to former governor regarding Illinois gaming legislation