Glenn J. Light

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Glenn Light is a member of the firm's Gaming Industry Group, assisting clients with a variety of gaming and transaction matters relating to land-based and interactive casinos, horse racing, sports betting, sweepstakes, and contests. He represents all stakeholders in the industry, including individuals, operators, manufacturers, distributors, and service providers.

Glenn serves as lead counsel to a client who, in the span of approximately two years, has purchased four hotel/casino properties in Nevada, a publicly traded gaming company, and numerous public card room operations in Washington State. Glenn provides counsel on nearly every aspect of these complex transactions, including the ownership and management structure, licensing, financing, and drafting numerous ancillary agreements relating to hotel and casino operations, staffing, and vendors. He also played key roles in the opening of two casino resorts in Las Vegas, both of which received a significant amount of funding through the federal EB-5 Program. Prior to these transactions, the EB-5 Program was seldom-used in the gaming industry.

Glenn regularly appears before the Nevada Gaming Control ‎Board and Nevada Gaming Commission. He has significant experience conducting multijurisdictional licensing projects and has participated in regulatory and licensing matters in ‎numerous tribal, state, and international jurisdictions including Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Singapore.‎ He is a prolific author and speaker on gaming related matters and teaches a gaming regulation course at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Glenn’s admiration and interest in the gaming industry is reflected through his extensive industry expertise. Clients trust and rely on Glenn to help advance their business goals by navigating them through the complex regulatory regimes that govern the gaming industry. He is always at the ready and prepared to deal with developments in policies and regulations that affect his clients and is prompt to form an action plan. No matter the obstacle, Glenn is a consummate professional who vigorously advocates for his client's interest.

Glenn was born and raised in Romsey, England. He now resides in Las Vegas with his wife, two daughters, and son. ‎He enjoys watching English Premier League soccer and is an avid supporter of Southampton F.C.‎



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