Scherer, Scott

Gaming law veteran Scott Scherer uses his unique mix of regulatory, business, policy and legal perspectives to help clients achieve their goals.

Scott’s more than 30 years of gaming experience includes serving as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where he had responsibility for the Investigations, Audit and Technology divisions; as a supervising deputy in the Gaming Division of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office; and as in-house counsel for a major gaming device manufacturer (where he also served for a time as managing director of an international subsidiary). These experiences inform his representation of clients on state, national and international business, regulatory and compliance matters. Over the course of his career, Scott has worked with clients in Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Macao and beyond. In addition to his private sector clients, Scott has also advised and assisted various governments in drafting gaming laws and regulations. When not working on complex gaming and compliance matters, Scott represents clients with respect to other regulatory issues, including state and local tax, transportation and legislative matters.

Scott has served as chair of the International Association of Gaming Regulators, a member of the Nevada Assembly, general counsel and chief of staff for Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, one of Nevada’s representatives to the Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, a member of the Nevada Commission on Ethics and a member of the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee.

News & Events

FISH Emergency Referral Services, Inc. (aka, Friends In Service Helping) – Board Member, Chairman (2012-2018)

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada – Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month, November, 2017

Office of Military Legal Assistance, Volunteer Attorney, 2015-2018

Carson City Little League – Commissioner, Board Member, Coach, Volunteer Umpire (2000-2017)

Northern California Junior Hockey Association – Board Member, President (2005-2007)

State Bar of Nevada, Young Lawyers’ Section, Executive Committee Member and Chair (1988 - 1992)

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 1984, University of Washington School of Law
  • B.A., 1981, Johns Hopkins University
  • Nevada

Best Lawyers in America, Gaming Law, 2010-2020

Chambers USA, Gaming & Licensing, 2011-2019


Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Nevada, Executive Committee (2005 - Present)

Gaming Law Advisory Committee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law (2014 - Present)

Nevada Gaming Policy Committee (2014-Present)

International Association of Gaming Advisors