Scherer, Scott

Scott Scherer covers a wide array of matters in his gaming practice. He has particular experience in technology-related gaming issues. He is commended by sources as a "very bright guy." - Chambers USA, 2020

More than 30 years of gaming law experience. Former member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and a leader in handling complex gaming and compliance matters. Operates at the juncture of legal, regulatory and business.  

Scott Scherer uses a unique mix of regulatory, business, policy and legal perspectives to help clients implementing new technologies and systems for sports betting and online gaming. Clients rely on him to steer them through the hurdles they face getting regulatory approval, obtaining licensing and ensuring compliance. Involved in the evolution of the gaming industry on both a national and international level for the last three decades, Scott applies his deep historical understanding of both the business and regulatory issues to help his clients get their new technologies to market. Clients rely on his insight to ensure alignment with compliance requirements as they seek regulatory approvals or move into new jurisdictions. 

Scott’s understanding of national and international business as well as regulatory and compliance matters comes from significant roles in the gaming industry. In addition to his position on the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Scott served as in-house counsel for a major gaming device manufacturer—where he also served for a time as managing director of an international subsidiary. In addition to his private sector clients, he also advised and assisted various governments in drafting gaming laws and regulations. This diverse experience provides Scott the unique knowledge and insight to offer top tier legal counsel to his clients in the gaming industry. 

Previous Experience

Scott Scherer covers a wide array of matters in his gaming practice. He has particular experience in technology-related gaming issues. He is commended by sources as a "very bright guy." - Chambers USA, 2020

News & Events
Community

FISH Emergency Referral Services, Inc. (aka, Friends In Service Helping) – Board Member, Chairman (2012-2018)

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada – Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month, November, 2017

Office of Military Legal Assistance, Volunteer Attorney, 2015-2018

Carson City Little League – Commissioner, Board Member, Coach, Volunteer Umpire (2000-2017)

Northern California Junior Hockey Association – Board Member, President (2005-2007)

State Bar of Nevada, Young Lawyers’ Section, Executive Committee Member and Chair (1988 - 1992)

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1984, University of Washington School of Law
  • B.A., 1981, Johns Hopkins University
Admissions
  • Nevada
Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, Gaming Law, 2010-2021

Chambers USA, Gaming & Licensing, 2011-2020

Membership

Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Nevada, Executive Committee (2005 - Present)

Gaming Law Advisory Committee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law (2014 - Present)

Nevada Gaming Policy Committee (2014-Present)

International Association of Gaming Advisors