Glenn Light is a partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Gaming Practice Group in the firm’s Las Vegas Office. He focuses his practice on land-based and interactive casinos, horse racing, sports betting, sweepstakes and contests. In particular, Glenn guides individuals, operators, manufacturers, distributors and service providers through the licensing process — from advising clients on how to best structure operations from a licensing standpoint to working with the regulators to obtain the necessary licenses.
Glenn is licensed in Nevada and New York and regularly appears before the Nevada State Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission. He has also participated in regulatory and licensing matters in numerous tribal, state, and foreign jurisdictions including Australia, the Bahamas, Colorado, the Dominican Republic, Iowa, Mississippi, Ontario, the Philippines, and Singapore.
Of note, Glenn played key roles in securing non-restricted gaming licenses for two recently opened casino resorts in Las Vegas, namely the SLS Las Vegas, a mixed-use resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip, and the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, an Asian-style boutique property and the first ground-up casino development to occur in Las Vegas since 2010. Both properties received a significant amount of funding through the federal EB-5 Program, a program that, prior to the SLS Las Vegas, was seldom-used in the gaming industry. The EB-5 Program is looked on favorably by developers due to its flexibility and low cost of funds (in comparison to traditional financing methods). Glenn provided counsel on nearly every aspect of the gaming license process, including the ownership and management structure, financing, and the drafting of numerous agreements relating to hotel and casino operations and staffing.
Glenn was born and raised in Romsey, England. He now resides in Las Vegas with his wife, daughter, and son. He enjoys watching English Premier League soccer and is an avid supporter of Southampton F.C.
Memberships & Affiliations
- International Masters of Gaming Law, Affiliated Member – Counsel
- Clark County Bar Association, Member
- New York State Bar Association, Member
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Adjunct Professor “Gaming Industry Regulation”, Fall Semester