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Overview

As the gaming industry expands and new technologies and gaming approaches emerge, our attorneys provide forward-looking counsel and protection.

Perkins Coie is a go-to advisor to industry-leading and emerging gaming companies—from startups to regional operators to some of the largest gaming and gaming-affiliated companies in the United States. The expansion of gaming across the country has brought new opportunities, for traditional (brick-and-mortar) companies, emerging digital gaming operators, and for companies affiliated with gaming, like payment processors, internet and data service providers, and social media platforms. Because gaming is among the most heavily regulated industries in the United States, industry participants are subject to strict oversight, and the consequences of non-compliance can be severe. State-to-state differences in gaming laws and regulations make compliance more complicated. And, compliance is further complicated by the emergence of new technologies, platforms, and innovative gaming approaches that are not yet fully addressed or contemplated by current regulatory regimes.

Our gaming attorneys have a deep understanding of the development of laws in this area. We advise clients on all aspect of licensing, compliance, and gaming operations, and we routinely represent clients before gaming commissions and regulators. Perkins’ depth enables our gaming team to help gaming clients address the many other issues they face relating to corporate formation, financing, and governance, acquisition and mergers, technology transfers, privacy, contracts and license agreements, employment, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, internal investigations, marketing and advertising, anti-money laundering (AML), and payment processing.

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