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Illinois Gaming Attorneys & Law Firms near Chicago Metro
Questions About Casino Issues, E-Sports, Or Other Gaming Industry Topics?
If you have a legal question about a gaming issue, you should speak to a gaming attorney to discuss this complicated area of the law. Whether you are involved in playing or operating casino gaming, racetrack betting, sweepstakes, internet gaming, daily fantasy sports, or competitive E-Sports, gaming law has many unique aspects that need to be analyzed by an attorney with extensive experience in this field.
In this section of our website, you will find a list of some of the best lawyers and law firms in this field. Browse the list so that you can make an informed decision while searching for legal services.
Gaming Law Topics
State regulations: These can range from issues related to a gaming license and dealing with a gaming control board, to conforming with state lottery rules, to matters involving employment law and who is eligible to work at a casino or other betting establishment as a part of gaming operations. Just a few of the states and cities where these regulations typically differ are Nevada (including Las Vegas and Reno), New Jersey (including Atlantic City), New York, New Mexico, and California.
Property and operations issues: Casino operators and those who operate other gambling locations need to address a variety of issues related to real estate and operations. These include land use issues, zoning compliance, and other regulatory matters that affect all aspects of gaming operations. These operators may also need assistance negotiating contracts or resolving commercial litigation claims with equipment manufacturers and other similar vendors.
Native American gaming topics: Gaming companies and gaming clients may need assistance from a gaming lawyer when dealing with the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Evolving regulations: Gaming operators and those who play games (including online gaming and those who participate in daily fantasy sports) need to stay up-to-date on relevant laws and regulations. This includes things such as how the Wire Act and other gaming-related parts of the law are being interpreted by the Supreme Court of the United States and lower courts. It also includes matters related to state agencies, government commissions, regulatory agencies, and other and legislative bodies.
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How Much Does a Lawyer Cost in Illinois?
In Illinois, a general estimate of the per-hour cost for a lawyer can range from about $130 to $400 per hour, depending on location, expertise and the complexity of the case in question.
In some cases, attorneys may opt to offer clients a flat-rate fee instead of a per-hour fee. This typically arises in criminal defense law as well as certain divorce court proceedings. A fee for a misdemeanor defense is usually far less than the flat fee for a felony defense. Representation on issues related to juvenile offenses and traffic offenses may cost you less than the representation on situations involving corporate law or bankruptcies.
Finally, certain lawyers, such as personal injury lawyers, typically offer clients representation based on contingency. If you win a settlement from such a case, such as slipping and falling at a business establishment and incurring a serious injury, your personal injury lawyer will retain a percentage of your total settlement, rather than charging you any per-hour or flat-rate fees.
If you cannot afford representation in a legal matter, legal aid may be an option to consider.
What Types of Cases Can an Illinois Lawyer Help With?
While an Illinois lawyer can take on cases of any sort, the most common criminal cases in Illinois involve simple assault or aggravated assault, sexual assault, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, burglary (business and residential), driving while under the influence (DUI) and severe violent crime such as homicide and armed robbery.
Illinois lawyers are also typically called upon to represent parties in marital disputes leading to divorce or separation, the custody battles common to such cases, and other civil proceedings.