Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

McDonald Carano Welcomes Prominent Gaming Attorney Dennis Gutwald

Las Vegas (March 2, 2017) McDonald Carano announced today that Dennis Gutwald has joined the Firm’s Gaming & Administrative Law Group. Dennis has over 20 years of experience counseling premier gaming companies, banks, investment companies and high profile individuals on all aspects of gaming law  and working with businesses requiring liquor licenses in Clark County,  including nightclubs, restaurants, and taverns. He joins from the Las Vegas office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck where he practiced for over 16 years. Prior to that service, Dennis spent seven years as a Senior Agent in the Investigations Division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board which regulates the State of Nevada’s multi-billion dollar gaming industry.

His diverse experience includes coordinating the license applications for the acquisition of gaming companies in multiple jurisdictions, establishing eSports contests for  a Nevada casino, preparing the gaming, liquor and other business applications for the ground-up development of numerous Nevada businesses, preserving grandfathered liquor and gaming land use entitlements, and much more.

We welcome Dennis to our Gaming Law Practice Group where he will join our accomplished gaming partners, A.J. “Bud” Hicks and Greg Giordano. His skills and gaming experience are a perfect complement to the services we have been providing for many years to our gaming clients and will be a draw for new innovators in the gaming industry.

“In joining McDonald Carano, I see a remarkable opportunity to be a part of a robust and impressive gaming practice. Their platform allows my practice to grow in so many new ways and to work on cutting edge issues,” said Mr. Gutwald.

Dennis received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1986 and his J.D from the University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law in 2003.

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 Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

Media Contact

Mark Buckovich


You have chosen to send an email to McDonald Carano. The sending or receipt of this email and the information in it does not in itself create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not already a client, you should not provide us with information that you wish to have treated as privileged or confidential without first speaking to one of our lawyers. If you provide information before we confirm that you are a client and that we are willing and able to represent you, we may not be required to treat that information as privileged, confidential, or protected information, and we may be able to represent a party adverse to you.

I have read this and want to send an email.