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A Unique Offering

The Gibson Dunn global betting and gaming practice is one of the most preeminent betting and gaming legal practices worldwide, representing the most prestigious and influential clients in the industry across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

We believe that the Gibson Dunn global betting and gaming practice provides our clients with a unique offering – no other global law firm can offer an award-winning regulatory and compliance capability alongside a market-leading transactional practice in the betting and gaming sector in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region.

No other global law firm has achieved so much in the betting and gaming sector, including acting as lead attorneys for the State of New Jersey in action before the US Supreme Court that resulted in the repeal of the federal limits on sports betting in the U.S.

Leveraging our thorough understanding of the sector, we handle our clients’ most important and complex corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions, litigation and disputes work, regulatory and compliance matters and other legal challenges.  Gibson Dunn lawyers are able to provide tier-one representation in all major betting and gaming markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the Asia Pacific Region.

Gambling Compliance named Gibson Dunn “Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year” at its 2018 Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards, which recognize “individuals and teams who have excelled in the field of regulatory compliance and responsible gambling initiatives.”

Betting & Gaming Operators – Gibson Dunn has represented the leading industry operators in online and retail betting and gaming throughout the world, advising on the most significant mergers and acquisitions in the sector and also representing clients in relation to commercial joint ventures, real estate acquisitions and leasehold arrangements, technology outsourcing arrangements, and labor and employment matters.  Gibson Dunn attorneys’ experience in the sector is unparalleled, providing clients with access to the latest in industry knowledge and strategic insight.

U.S. Sports Betting – Gibson Dunn served as the lead attorneys for the State of New Jersey in 2018 before the Supreme Court, securing the repeal of the federal limits on sports betting in the U.S.  Gibson Dunn attorneys have also represented clients on the most significant transactions undertaken since the repeal of PASPA, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial partnerships and joint ventures, and technology sourcing arrangements.

Regulatory & Compliance – Gibson Dunn’s betting and gaming regulatory practitioners have advised clients on multi-jurisdictional betting and gaming regulatory filings and risk assessments in connection with significant merger and acquisition transactions, and in connection with organic operational expansions, and have in-depth working knowledge of the betting and gaming regulatory regimes of over seventy countries around the world.  Gibson Dunn lawyers also have advised betting and gaming clients on a range of compliance issues relating to betting and gaming operations, including issues arising under the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws, and under antitrust/competition, consumer protection, VAT and gaming tax, anti-money-laundering and data privacy laws.  The firm acts as special counsel to compliance committees, providing proactive advice and support.  We have also represented betting and gaming clients in connection with governmental and regulatory inquiries, investigations and litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Casinos & Resorts – Gibson Dunn has represented investors, lenders and operators in acquiring, financing, selling and developing some of the largest casinos, hotels and resort communities throughout the world, including the United States and Macau.  Our litigation and labor attorneys have also represented numerous casino and resort clients in the sector in high-profile cases, including a significant success involving Indian casino gaming in New York.

Dispute Resolution – Gibson Dunn’s leading dispute resolution practice has represented clients in the betting and gaming sector on some of the most complex and industry-changing litigation and disputes in the sector, including representing industry bodies and associations in challenging regulation on constitutional and administrative grounds.

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