Casino gaming is a vital part of Mississippi’s economy. The gaming industry faces a myriad of complex legal issues. Casinos, casino developers and businesses involved in the gaming industry require a legal team with the knowledge and experience to provide them with full service solutions. To address the needs of our gaming clients, we assist commercial casino developers in obtaining gaming site approval, negotiating required tidelands leases, obtaining gaming licenses and findings of suitability, and providing counsel in support of the financing, construction, regulatory compliance and operation of casinos. We also represent gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors with respect to business and gaming regulatory issues. In addition, we represent the industry in state and federal courts in patron, labor and environmental disputes, as well as in the industry’s interactions with the Mississippi Gaming Commission, the Mississippi Legislature, and other state and federal agencies. Finally, we have handled a variety of litigation for casino operators since the beginning of the industry in the State, including actions involving site approvals, antitrust and unfair competition claims, disputes with surrounding property owners, patron disputes, supplier disputes and premises liability claims.
- Represents Caesars Entertainment, Inc. affiliates in litigation arising from its casino operations in Mississippi.