Scott Scherer

Gaming law veteran Scott Scherer uses his unique mix of regulatory, business, policy and legal perspectives to help clients achieve their goals.

Scott’s more than 35 years of gaming experience includes serving as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where he had responsibility for the Investigations, Audit and Technology divisions; as a supervising deputy in the Gaming Division of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office; and as in-house counsel for a major gaming device manufacturer (where he also served for a time as managing director of an international subsidiary). These experiences inform his representation of clients on state, national and international business, regulatory and compliance matters. Over the course of his career, Scott has worked with clients in Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Macao and beyond. In addition to his private sector clients, Scott has also advised and assisted various governments in drafting gaming laws and regulations.

Scott has served as chair of the International Association of Gaming Regulators, a member of the Nevada Assembly, General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, one of Nevada’s representatives to the Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, a member of the Nevada Commission on Ethics and a member of the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee.

FISH Emergency Referral Services, Inc. (aka, Friends In Service Helping) – Board Member, Chairman (2012-2018)
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada – Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month, September, 2018
Carson City Little League – Commissioner, Board Member, Coach, Volunteer Umpire (2000-2017)
Northern California Junior Hockey Association – Board Member, President (2005-2007)


J.D., 1984, University of Washington School of Law
B.A., 1981, The Johns Hopkins University


Best Lawyers in America, Gaming Law, 2010-2023
Chambers USA, Gaming & Licensing, 2011-2024


Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Nevada, Executive Committee (2005 – Present)

Gaming Law Advisory Committee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law (2014 – Present)

Nevada Gaming Policy Committee (2014-2018)
International Association of Gaming Advisors