Brownstein has always been at the forefront of emerging trends in the gaming industry, with decades of experience representing a wide range of clients engaged across the full spectrum of gaming and wagering activities. We advise U.S. and foreign sports betting interests on the requirements to become operational in new jurisdictions in the wake of the recent U. S. Supreme Court decision setting aside the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Since that decision, our attorneys have completed many of the first sports betting transactions outside of Nevada, playing a key role in the expansion of sports betting throughout the U. S.
Participants in today’s sports betting environment face numerous challenges as they seek to expand to new jurisdictions. Brownstein counsels clients seeking to gain access to new markets, capitalizing on our long history in the gaming industry and leading government relations practice to provide advice on existing legal requirements and pending legislative activity. Through our experience representing brick-and-mortar casinos, real money and play-for-fun online gaming providers and sports betting interests, we are well positioned to advise clients on all facets of the sports betting industry, including transactional work, licensing matters, regulatory approvals, compliance requirements and tribal issues. Our government relations counsel closely monitor legislative actions related to sports betting as states continue to rollout new legislation and Congress considers the potential for federal oversight.
Sports betting is only the latest example of Brownstein’s leadership role with emerging gaming trends. At the outset of online gaming, our team was the architect behind some of the first arrangements in the U. S. between European platform providers and domestic brick-and-mortar licensees, crafting creative business solutions to enable clients to offer online gaming services in new jurisdictions. With this experience, Brownstein offers unique insight into the transaction structures, technology platforms and regulatory environments associated with today’s emerging U.S. sports betting industry.