Gaming & Horseracing

Nielsen Merksamer attorneys have been in the forefront of the development of California’s gaming laws and regulations for nearly 30 years. The firm has represented horse racing interests and card clubs grappling with the regulatory and policy issues arising under the state’s Horse Racing Law, Gambling Control Act and local ordinances. Nielsen Merksamer has litigated on behalf these interests in both state and federal court and our attorneys have represented gaming clients before the State Legislature, the California Horse Racing Board, and the California Gambling Control Commission. The firm is regularly consulted on gaming issues by state and local policy makers and organizations and is currently involved on behalf of our clients in the legislative debate over internet gambling.