Nyemaster Goode’s Gaming Law attorneys have extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulatory interpretations affecting businesses and individuals involved in licensed commercial, social, and charitable gaming. We represent businesses and individuals seeking gaming licenses, manufacturer and distributor licenses, vendor permits, and findings of suitability. We appear before federal, state, and municipal authorities on various matters, such as gaming and liquor licensing, Indian gaming, transportation, land use, and planning and zoning. Our attorneys work with clients and gaming authorities to structure transactions to minimize gaming regulatory issues, including having served as Iowa counsel to two international private equity funds in the largest gaming acquisition consummated. Our attorneys regularly obtain necessary approvals for financing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and sales of licensed gaming operations.
Our attorneys advise and represent existing licensees, including casino operators, occupational licensees, vendors and suppliers, and gaming device manufacturers and distributors. Our attorneys serve as advisors on operational issues, including negotiating, documenting, and obtaining approval of a wide variety of agreements, such as employment contracts, consulting contracts, entertainment contracts, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, leases, and purchase agreements. Our work in this area also includes administrative actions and disciplinary matters, regulatory interpretation and enforcement, patron disputes, gaming device and equipment approvals, and advice on promotional activities.
Our Gaming Law attorneys also regularly advise non-profits regarding charitable gaming such as raffles, bingo, contests, game nights, and other charitable games. We also assist our business clients in drafting terms and conditions of promotions, sweepstakes, contests and advise clients on compliance of promotional and marketing activities with state and federal law.
We monitor and advise our clients regarding emerging state and federal gaming issues, such as internet, social and mobile gaming, and changes in the laws regarding Indian gaming.