Gaming Practice2021-05-04T16:33:46+00:00

Gaming Practice

Legal and regulated gaming has been expanding nationwide over the last several decades. In late 2011, Massachusetts lawmakers passed the Expanded Gaming Act, legalizing resort casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts. The Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in Murphy v. NCAA opened the door to sports betting. Butters Brazilian LLP has long criminal, civil and regulatory experience relating to casinos, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, horse racing and lottery. We are poised and ready for the continued evolution of expanded gaming in Massachusetts and beyond.

We have represented casino executives, racetrack operators, real estate developers, daily fantasy sprots operators and game manufacturers. We understand these businesses and can navigate the evolving regulatory framework.

Mr. Hanley served as the Massachusetts Attorney General’s first Chief of Gaming Enforcement from 2012-2019. He was there when the Expanded Gaming Act grew from words on a page to brick and mortar casinos. His experience includes investigating and prosecuting illegal gambling, money laundering and unlicensed gaming in violation of the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act.

Mr. Hanley worked closely with Commissioners and staff at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for seven years. He understands the Commission’s licensing, adjudicatory and investigative processes. Mr. Hanley effectively guides his clients as they interface with the Commissioners and staff in order to navigate this highly regulated market.

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