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Chambers USA Recognizes A.G. Burnett in Gaming Law/Nevada and Gaming Law/USA

McDonald Carano congratulates A.G. Burnett for receiving prestigious recognition in both Gaming & Licensing Law/Nevada and Gaming & Licensing Law/US Nationwide in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA is a highly respected and comprehensive guide to lawyers who are considered by clients and peers to be leaders in their field.  Chambers rankings are based on surveys and interviews with clients and peers, and extensive independent research on an attorney’s “legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.” 

Clients describe A.G. to Chambers researchers as “He’s got unbelievable insight into the gaming regulatory world.” “He has a great network and understands how the regulators think.” “A dynamic team player who strives for win/win solutions to complex problems.”  Prior to joining McDonald Carano, A.G. served as the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 2012 through 2017 and as a member of the Governor’s Gaming Policy Committee.  2022 is the second consecutive year that Chambers USA has recognized A.G.  

A.G. also received his second Lawyer of the Year award in Gaming Law from The Best Lawyers in America.  A.G. received the award in the 2023 and 2020 editions of Best LawyersBest Lawyers recognizes only the top 6% of practicing lawyers and only one lawyer receives the Lawyer of the Year award for achieving the highest ratings in a specific area of law and geographic region.  Best Lawyers recognition is based on a peer review process that evaluates the professional abilities and quality of legal services provided by lawyers who are practicing in the same geographic region and area of law.

August 2 Interview on Nevada Newsmakers

A.G. shared his insights and perspectives on a variety of gaming industry related topics in an interview with Sam Shad on Nevada Newsmakers. Nevada Newsmakers is a state-wide non-partisan broadcast that features discussions with and about the people and events that affect Nevada.

The questions A.G. answered are listed below along with the time each question was asked. 

  1. What are the takeaways from the Las Vegas Raiders hiring former NGCB Chair Sandra Douglass Morgan as the team’s president?  (2:45)
  2. Why is the gaming industry’s recovery in Nevada faster than the gradual recovery in Macau?  (6:40)
  3. How is Nevada’s Gold Standard in gaming control continuing to influence change in the junket business model in Macau and Australia?  (11:50)
  4. When might Texas allow gaming?  (22:05)
  5. Why is the NGCB apolitical and why is there concern about regulatory capture? (24:40)

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve state, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy counsel to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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