- J.D., UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, 2003
- B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1986
Dennis Gutwald is a partner in the Firm’s Gaming & Administrative Law Group with more than 20 years of experience counseling premier gaming companies, banks, investment companies and high profile individuals on all aspects of gaming law in Nevada and nationally. He regularly counsels companies that conduct retail liquor sales in Nevada, including restaurants, lounges, nightclubs and taverns, as well as clients in the cannabis industry, including marijuana dispensaries and production facilities. His previous experience includes spending 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.
Mr. Gutwald is well known for his ability to help clients navigate the complex regulatory approval process as they submit all necessary applications and undergo investigations, simplifying the transaction process and skillfully guiding clients through investigations from start to finish. His extensive experience includes coordinating the license applications for the acquisition of gaming companies in hundreds of jurisdictions, establishing eSports contests for cash in a Nevada casino, preparing the gaming, liquor and other business applications for the ground-up development of numerous resort hotels and preserving grandfathered liquor and gaming land use entitlements.
He 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. He is also a board member with Keep Memory Alive.
Awards and Recognition
American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®, Top Rated Lawyer in Gaming
Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite”
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
50 Hours Club, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Project 2010
Las Vegas, NV – March 15, 2019 — McDonald Carano announced today that Dennis Gutwald has been elevated from Of Counsel to Partner, effective January 1, 2019. He has more…
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January 15, 2019, Las Vegas Review-Journal, by Richard N. Velotta (Dennis Gutwald provides insight on the U.S. Justice Department’s recent reversal of its opinion on Internet gambling) Depending on who you…
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