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Gaming Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:40 am

anyone have any insight into this? My school is randomly offering an Indian Gaming course next semester and it got me thinking. Anyone have any insight into a career in this field? I know of Indian Casinos in San Diego and Arizona. Not sure anywhere else (or anywhere else I would think to live) that is Indian gaming and not commercial gaming. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby flyingpanda » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone have any insight into this? My school is randomly offering an Indian Gaming course next semester and it got me thinking. Anyone have any insight into a career in this field? I know of Indian Casinos in San Diego and Arizona. Not sure anywhere else (or anywhere else I would think to live) that is Indian gaming and not commercial gaming. Thanks in advance!


I'm angered that this topic isn't about video games.

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby profs<3mycomments » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:32 am

I'm interested in gambling law in general. Gambling is interesting in that it's heavily restricted and in strange ways, like how in CA (generally) the house gets a standard take and it is illegal for the house to bet against you. Other interesting issues come up when, for example, someone takes a bunch of stolen money and bets it on craps.

The Indian angle is odd though - there's a lot of Indian law because of their semi-sovereign status. Personally I'm not that interested in that stuff, but a lot of people are.

So it would depend on which is the focus for me - Indian sovereignty or regulating gaming. I'm gonna go check if there's anything like this at my school. If you take it I wanna hear how it goes!

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:anyone have any insight into this? My school is randomly offering an Indian Gaming course next semester and it got me thinking. Anyone have any insight into a career in this field? I know of Indian Casinos in San Diego and Arizona. Not sure anywhere else (or anywhere else I would think to live) that is Indian gaming and not commercial gaming. Thanks in advance!


One of my 1L OCI interviews was with a partner at a NLJ250 that specialized in gaming law.

Specifically, he specialized in gaming compliance, gaming permits/approvals, and gaming litigation - Most of the Casinos in the market that the partner was interviewing from are owned by Native Americans (Indians).

I think that if you have an interest in gaming, you should take a variety of gaming courses and not just Indian Gaming (although that course would clearly introduce you to the regulations that Indian owned casinos would have to submit to as apposed to non-Indian owned casinos).

Indian owned casinos are relatively prevalent through the south and southwest. I'm not too familiar with elsewhere.

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby TTT-LS » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:25 pm

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:34 pm

Native American casinos exist throughout much of the country and are not limited to the West & Southwest. Connecticut & Florida are examples of states which have Native American casinos & are well outside of the West & Southwest US.

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:59 pm

TTT-LS wrote:Greenberg Traurig has a gaming law practice, IIRC. So if you want exposure to that in a biglaw environment, that might be one place to look. There are also a number of Washington DC firms that are involved in the Internet gambling debate/lobbying Congress on that point/representing clients in regulatory matters before the Treasury Dept.


Thanks a lot for this information! Good place to start out. Anyone know about the salary and practice areas lawyers in this field are familiar with. I'm guessing most people who work in this area did not take an Indian gaming course? Any other related courses? Anyone know what a lawyer in this field would do in practice?

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:03 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Indian owned casinos are relatively prevalent through the south and southwest. I'm not too familiar with elsewhere.

CanadianWolf wrote:Native American casinos exist throughout much of the country and are not limited to the West & Southwest. Connecticut & Florida are examples of states which have Native American casinos & are well outside of the West & Southwest US.


If you re-read what I said, I didn't say anything remotely close to saying that they are "limited to the West & Southwest."

I said relatively prevalent.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=relatively+prevalent

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby blackacre » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:04 pm

Anyone know the salary range in this area?

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby blackacre » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:24 pm

bump-ity bump, bump

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby MeechiganBoy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:26 pm

aznflyingpanda wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone have any insight into this? My school is randomly offering an Indian Gaming course next semester and it got me thinking. Anyone have any insight into a career in this field? I know of Indian Casinos in San Diego and Arizona. Not sure anywhere else (or anywhere else I would think to live) that is Indian gaming and not commercial gaming. Thanks in advance!


I'm angered that this topic isn't about video games.

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby profs<3mycomments » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:42 pm

blackacre wrote:Anyone know the salary range in this area?


It's not about getting a job as a gaming lawyer, it's about getting biglaw and getting gaming clients. The guy I talked to about it was a partner at a big firm who had vegas clients. I'm sure his salary would meet your standards.

N.B. He was licensed in Nevada

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby smalltown » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:14 pm

I may be biased because my school has a big focus in Indian Law and we're in the West, but gaming is just one aspect of Indian Law. As others have said, Indian Law is a wide area of law. Pretty much everything. Salaries range just like any other area of law. There are big firms that deal with Indian Law and all its aspects and non-profits. Depends what you want to do.

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby blackacre » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:09 pm

profs<3mycomments wrote:
blackacre wrote:Anyone know the salary range in this area?


It's not about getting a job as a gaming lawyer, it's about getting biglaw and getting gaming clients. The guy I talked to about it was a partner at a big firm who had vegas clients. I'm sure his salary would meet your standards.

N.B. He was licensed in Nevada


Yes, this makes sense :lol: thanks!

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Re: Gaming Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 01, 2010 3:51 am

bump! I would love to hear more about this area of law!




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