No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
On June 3, 2019, a federal court in New Hampshire issued a highly anticipated decision in New Hampshire Lottery Commission et al. v. Barr et al.
Assisting on a broad range of gaming and licensing matters in the firm’s Gaming Group, Erin Elliott routinely attends Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission meetings on behalf of clients to obtain various regulatory approvals. She aids institutional investor clients in navigating the filing requirements of various gaming agencies, and advises clients on matters related to conducting sweepstakes and contests. Erin also files local land use applications and has assisted in obtaining liquor licenses, special use permits, waivers of development standards and other regulatory approvals.
While in law school Erin served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James E. Wilson, Jr. Before attending law school, she was a Product Management Specialist with International Game Technology in Reno, Nevada.
Assisted James Frey and Third Floor Fun, LLC to navigate the complex sweepstakes, contests, and promotional pieces throughout “Endgame: The Calling,” which is a story and global contest. Representation consisted of drafting rules of play for the contest and coordinating with local counsel in key international publications to ensure that the promotion was consistent with applicable law.
Represents MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated in preparing and filing gaming license applications and assisting MacAndrews & Forbes with all on-going regulatory issues in all jurisdictions in which Scientific Games Corporation holds privileged gaming licenses.
Obtained the final regulatory approvals for Aristocrat Leisure Limited to purchase Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
Representing the third largest gaming company in the US, Penn National, on gaming licensure and regulatory matters for Penn National to develop and manage a casino for the Jamul Indian Tribe near San Diego, California. We also obtained all necessary Nevada regulatory approvals for Penn National to separate a portion of its 28 casinos and race track operations into a real estate investment trust.
Represents Tropicana Entertainment and Icahn Enterprises in their acquisition of Lumière Place in St. Louis, Missouri. The representation involves assisting Tropicana Entertainment to obtain the regulatory approvals required for Tropicana Entertainment and Icahn Enterprises to own and operate a resort casino property in St. Louis, Missouri. Icahn Enterprises is the majority shareholder of Tropicana Entertainment which currently owns or operates 8 casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Indiana, and Aruba.
Social Gaming and Fantasy Football
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Opens Atlantic City Office
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Receives Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
NevadaChapter Co-Author, The Gambling Law Review, Law Business Research Ltd, August 2017
The Evolution of Large Private Investments in Nevada CasinosCo-Author, Nevada Gaming Lawyer, September 2016
NevadaChapter Co-Author, The Gambling Law Review, Law Business Research Ltd, August 2016
Lottery Selection Process, Solution or ProblemCo-author, Law360, February 3, 2016
Skill-Based Games Are Coming to Nevada – Could Indian Casinos Be Next?Author, Indian Gaming, December 2015.
Nevada Gaming Control Board Concludes Daily Fantasy Sports Is GamblingBrownstein Client Alert, October 22, 2015
Three Influential Women in GamingCo-Author, Casino Enterprise Management, August 1, 2014
Before Running That Sweepstakes, Here are a Few Things to ConsiderCo-Author, Nevada Gaming Lawyer, September 2013
Interactive Gaming and Taxes - Critical Changes for the Gaming IndustryBrownstein Client Alert, January 23, 2013
Notes Editor, Nevada Law Journal
CALI Award, Gaming Law, Fall 2011 and Constitutional Law II, 2010
Member, Society of Advocates Moot Court Team
State Bar of Nevada
Clark County Bar Association
International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)