Gaming + Sports Betting

Compliance + Licensing

As the foremost gaming law firm in Ohio, our compliance and licensing practice helps individuals and businesses navigate the legislation and guidelines created by the state agencies responsible for regulating gaming operations: Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Racing Commission, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section.

Our Services

  • Gaming license applications: obtaining, completing, submitting and renewing licenses
  • Defense proceedings: denied or revoked licenses
  • Regulatory monitoring: tracking and monitoring legislation and regulations affecting licensees and potential licensees
  • Government relations: representing clients before legislative and agency committees and influencing public policy
  • Monitoring regulatory approval status: tracking and reporting on client submissions to ensure timely approval

Our Clients

We work with casinos and racinos when representing our national gaming suppliers who manufacture casino and gaming equipment. In fact, our national clients have comprised some of the gaming industry's most high-profile companies, including: a leading manufacturer of gaming technology based in Las Vegas: a Nevada-based manufacturer of shuffling machines, table games, slot machines and other casino products; a worldwide developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties; and a network of global companies providing testing and evaluation services to the gaming industry. With the arrival of sports gaming in Ohio, we are assisting local and international gaming companies through the licensure process including management and mobile management services providers, Type B and C sports gaming proprietors, and sports gaming suppliers. We also advise investment holders seeking to invest in a casino or racino business and guide them in becoming licensed as holding companies.

We serve our compliance and licensing clients primarily in four areas. Generally, our clients are:

  • Gaming suppliers: national or international presence; advisement with Ohio compliance
  • Sports gaming proprietors and management/mobile management services providers
  • Gaming employees: licensing; defense
  • Investors: when “holding company” or “discretionary qualifier” licensure is required to invest in an Ohio gaming company

Contact Us

For more information on our compliance and licensing services for gaming companies, please contact Robert Dove or Steve Tugend. You can also visit, our free resource for Ohio gaming updates and insight.