Anthony N. Cabot

Education

  • J.D., William Pedrick Scholar
    cum laude
    , Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 1981
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Cleveland State University, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1982
  • Arizona, 1981

Anthony N. Cabot

Partner
3993 Howard Hughes Pkwy.
Suite 600
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169
Phone 702.949.8280
Fax 702.949.8367

Tony is a partner in the Gaming Law group. He helps clients in the areas of gaming law, Internet gambling, sweepstakes and contests. In 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013, Chambers Global awarded him the coveted “star” rating - the highest honor given to an individual attorney in a specific practice area. ‎ In 2013, Chambers USA also awarded him the “star” rating.

"One of the famous names in global Internet gaming." Sources say he has "written the entire library on gaming law - he's the absolute master."
- Chambers and Partners UK 2011

“One of the doyens of the field, recognized worldwide, is Anthony Cabot. ... Peers tells us that Cabot is ‘widely regarded as the most reputable gaming attorney in the US and has practically written the entire library of the subject’.”
- Chambers Global, Gaming 2008

“Clients value him for possessing ‘that rare combination of sharp legal skills; current regulatory knowledge and practical business intuition; he is someone who provides clarity where there are areas of gray’.”
- Chambers USA, Gaming and Licensing 2007

Tony writes prolifically on the subject of gaming law. Most recently, he co-authored “Gaming Law: Cases and Materials,” a 700+-page tome that is the most comprehensive resource available on gaming law. He has also published a series of educational booklets for his clients and other professionals in the industry.

Covering the entire gaming spectrum, Tony’s clients include casino owners, game manufacturers, developers, Internet gambling sites, and companies that run contests and sweepstakes. Tony provides legal counseling related to all types of games, encompassing online games, casual games and complex skill-based games.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies, Honorary President
  • Gaming Law Journal Editor (2009)
  • Cyberesq.’s “Suite 16”, Inaugural Member (lawyers at the leading edge of new-media work)
  • International Masters of Gaming Law Association, Immediate Past President and Founding Member (worldwide organization of prominent gaming attorneys devoted to the on-going education and communications within the gaming industry)
  • Gaming Law Review, Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • International Gambling Studies, Gaming Research & Review Journal, Editorial Board Member
  • The Internet Gambling Report, Founding Editor (now in its Eleventh edition 2009, covering the evolving conflict between technology and the law)
  • Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Adjunct Faculty
  • International Association of Gaming Attorneys, Former General Counsel

Publications

Books

  • Co-Editor and Contributing Author, "Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges and Opportunities," UNLV Gaming Law Press, 2013
  • Co-Author, "A Practical Guide for Offering Online Contest and Promotions," Lewis and Roca Gaming Booklet, April 2013
  • Author, "Obtaining a Non-Restrictive Gaming License in Nevada," Lewis and Roca Booklet, June 2011
  • Co-Author, “Gaming Law: Cases and Materials,” Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2010
  • Co-Author, “A Guide to Successful Gaming Company Compliance,” 2010
  • Founder and Contributing Author, “The Internet Gambling Report,” Twelfth Edition, River City Group, 2009
  • Co-Author, “Casino Math,” Institute For The Study Of Gambling And Commercial Gaming,” University of Nevada, Reno, 2001; Second Edition 2005
  • Co-Author, “Casino Credit and Collection,” Institute For The Study Of Gambling And Commercial Gaming,” University of Nevada, Reno, 2003
  • Editor and Principal Author, “Nevada Gaming Law,” Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Third Edition, 2000
  • Coeditor and Contributing Author, “International Casino Law,” Institute For the Study Of Gambling And Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada, Reno, 1991; Second Edition, June 1993; Third Edition, 1999
  • Principal Author, “Federal Gambling Law,” Trace Publications, 1998
  • Author, “Casino Gaming: Public Policy, Economics And Regulation,” International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1996

Recent Law Review Articles

  • Co-Author, “Alex Rodriguez, a Monkey and the Game of Scrabble: The Hazard of Using Illogic to Define Legality of Games of Mixed Skill and Chance,” Drake Law Review, Spring 2009
  • Co-Author, “Fantasy Sports: One Form of Mainstream Wagering in the United States,” John Marshall Law Review, Summer 2007
  • Co-Author, “Poker: Public Policy, Law, Mathematics and The Future of an American Tradition,” Cooley Law Review, Spring 2006

Other Distinctions

Mr. Cabot has an "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating with Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, he is recognized as a Top 10 Lawyer in Gaming by Las Vegas Business Press, as well as listed a Top Lawyer by Vegas, Inc. in the area of Gaming. Mr. Cabot is also listed in the 2007-2013 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers, their 2010 "Top 75" attorneys list, and their 2013 "Top 100" attorneys list. He is listed in 2003-2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, by Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. in the categories of Information Technology and Gaming Law, and in multiple editions of Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers©, Chambers & Partners Legal Publishers, in the category of Gaming Regulation and Gaming & Licensing.

Mr. Cabot was recently named as one of Nevada's "Legal Elite" by the Nevada Business Journal. He was also awarded the 2002 eNevada Award as Catalyst of the Year by the Technical Business Alliance of Nevada.