Gambling Law

Experienced Gambling Law Attorneys

Simas & Associates, Ltd., represents card rooms throughout the State of California that are regulated by the California Gambling Control Commission and investigated by the Bureau of Gambling Control.

As former counsel to the Golden State Gaming Association, Simas & Associates, Ltd., was involved in representing the card room industry during the drafting, adoption, and implementation of the Gambling Control Commission's disciplinary regulation scheme.

Our experience with administrative law and licensing law, in addition to working with card rooms throughout the State of California, serves our clients well when appearing before the Gambling Control Commission. This includes representation in matters involving:

  • Audits
  • Determinations of suitability
  • License applications and investigations
  • Accusations
  • Disciplinary actions.

In addition to the licensing of card rooms, Simas & Associates, Ltd., has successfully resolved potentially devastating class action wage and hour lawsuits in favor of our card room clients. During the past few years, plaintiffs’ lawyers have targeted card rooms throughout the state, arguing that dealers were not allowed a full thirty minutes for their meal periods. Our employment law attorneys vigorously defended several of these cases and ultimately resolved them.

Gambling Law Defense Strategy

Our focus is on keeping our clients in business, so we attempt to resolve any concerns the Gambling Control Commission has and partner with our clients towards the goal of compliance. In those cases where resolution is not an option, our team is experienced and adept at litigating and appealing decisions of the Gambling Control Commission through the administrative hearing process all the way to court on a petition for writ of mandate.

As one of the most highly regulated industries in the state, it is important to consult experienced legal counsel when facing even an inquiry from the Gambling Control Commission or the Bureau of Gambling Control. Fortunately, Simas & Associates, Ltd., has the experience to help. Please call us today for your free and confidential initial consultation.


Please contact us for your free and confidential initial consultation to protect your rights, your license, and your profession—not to mention helping it grow. Simas & Associates, Ltd., is a knowledgeable and affordable option. Contact us today to get started.