The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law recently welcomed Anthony (Tony) Cabot as the law school’s first distinguished fellow in gaming law. In this role, he will work with Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) students in the nation’s leading gaming law program, advance scholarly discussions and research in the “Gaming Law Journal” and expand educational relationships in other gaming jurisdictions. 

As a practicing attorney for almost four decades and former practice group leader for Gaming Law at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie in Las Vegas, Cabot’s international expertise spanned the gaming spectrum where he provides legal counseling on a wide variety of games, including: online games, casual games and complex skill-based games. His clients ranged from casino owners to game manufacturers, developers, Internet gambling sites and companies who run fantasy sports and skill contests and sweepstakes. He is a past president and a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and past general counsel to the International Association of Gaming Attorneys. He is an honorary president and serves on the academic council to the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, an organization made up of professors from the entire Asian region including Taiwan, Japan, China, Macau and Australia. He is a member of Nevada Governor’s Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

“For several years, students at UNLV Law have enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Tony as an adjunct professor,” said Daniel W. Hamilton, dean of the UNLV Boyd School of Law. “As gaming continues to expand across the globe, I am thrilled he is now joining us a distinguished fellow to further support the ever-growing demand for sound law and policy.”

Cabot also writes extensively on gaming law. He is the founding editor of Regulating Land Based Casino (2d ed. 2018): Challenges and Opportunities (2013), The Internet Gambling Report XI (2009). He has co-authored The Law of Gambling and Regulated ‎Gaming: Cases and Materials (2d 2015), Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges and Opportunities (2013), Practical Casino Math (2d ed. 2005), Casino Credit and Collections (2003), International Casino Law (3rd ed. January 1999), and Federal Gaming Law (1999). He is working on a new book covering the regulation of sports books.

“As I leave the Gaming Practice Group at Lewis Roca in capable hands of equally established gaming attorneys, I am excited about the opportunity to work with future leaders in gaming law,” said Cabot, who was given the coveted ranking of star attorney by Chambers & Partners as one of the most recognized and reputable names in gaming law in the world.