Gaming and Gambling

The gaming and gambling industries are experiencing explosive expansion in the U.S. and around the world. With this rapid growth come both opportunities and challenges. Paul Hastings has been at the forefront of these developments, helping to pave the path for i-gaming and sports-betting. We have been involved in some of the most significant regulatory developments and largest transactions in the space.

In short, we can help.

Navigating A Changing Legal Landscape

We advise internet gambling operators, social gaming companies, and traditional gambling companies interested in exploring the internet space on the array of legislative and regulatory developments impacting this growing industry. We also represent service providers such as payment processors, marketing affiliates, software providers, and others.

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has a long history of representing participants in the traditional casino resort industry, helping them develop resort properties and comply with regulatory requirements.

Leading the Way in Internet Gambling Law

  • Our lawyers have been at the forefront of developments in the internet gambling space—including helping to formulate the laws and regulations that have birthed U.S. i-gaming and sports-betting and shepherding some of the industry’s largest business combinations and media partnerships.

  • We regularly provide commercial, transactional, legislative and regulatory counsel to regulated gambling companies, their service providers and media or technology partners. We understand not only the legal and regulatory framework, but also the business considerations that drive partnerships and that make markets attractive.

  • We have represented gaming companies and payment providers in criminal, civil and regulatory investigations in the United States – both at the federal and state levels –and United Kingdom. No firm has more experience in navigating the intersection of legality and regulatory suitability.

  • We litigate on behalf of gaming and gambling companies, successfully defending class actions, negotiating favorable settlements and generally bringing a business mindset to seemingly intractable disputes. Our work in this area has included defending i-gaming companies facing liabilities related to pre-regulated activity and social casino gaming companies in cutting-edge litigation testing the legality of those games under state gambling laws.

Industry Recognition

  • Named the top regulatory law firm of the year (North America) in 2020 by Vixio Gambling Compliance.

  • Named one of the top defense firms representing social casino game companies by The Recorder.

  • Our practice chair is consistently ranked by both Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading gaming and gambling lawyer.

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