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The Law Office of Robert J. Snyder
Legal and Forensic Services
Need a written legal opinion on a prize offering promotion, machine with prize, or prize giveaway? Your product is reviewed confidentially, and a legal opinion rendered as appropriate.

We also can provide complete contest rules, how to enter, judging, odds, sponsor disclaimers, contestants obligations and agreements, participants consent to use name, photo and likeness. Also provided are substitution of prize. These, and other provisions are written unique to your contest, sweepstakes and promotions ready for the printer.

It is what we do!

Areas of Expertise include:

Federal, state, county, and municipal laws & ordinances with respect to gambling and amusement devices;

Application of said laws to the entire range of games and gaming equipment, as well as related media (Internet, satellite, in-house networks, etc.);

Application of laws as applied to tournaments, promotions, and the awarding of prizes or other values;

Regulation of and enforcement policy toward games and gaming products and businesses with respect to federal, state, and local gaming laws, Alcohol Beverage Control ordinances, court rulings, and local police practice.

Services include:

Expert consultation and legal advice to U.S. and Canadian government gambling control agencies, state legislatures and their respective committees, city governments, leading national theme parks, amusement centers, and fairs, and to manufacturers and distributors of amusement, redemption, and gaming equipment and devices.

As a former law enforcement officer (22-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department), Bob Snyder has real-world, firsthand experience with issues of skill and chance, compliance and cheating, and the complex mix of public perception, commercial marketing, and the "on the street" reality of law enforcement.

As an adjunct professor of law with Western State University College of Law, Mr. Snyder is a recognized expert who lectures to upper-level law students as attorneys-in-training and to academic, industrial, and governmental audiences across North America, covering the finer points of gambling law. His testimony before government committees and licensing boards has helped shape regulation in many jurisdictions, while his forensic testimony has assisted in the successful outcomes of scores of cases across the USA and in Canada.

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