Membership Qualifications

The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) is an invitation-only, non-profit corporation dedicated to education and the advancement of the gaming law profession, and to establishing an exchange of professional information about the local and global practice and development of gaming law.

Membership Types

General Member

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • The applicant must have attended at least one IMGL conference;
    • The applicant must either be engaged in (1) the private practice of gaming law, or (2) the practice of gaming law in a senior capacity for a distinguished gaming company;
    • The applicant must meet the criterion described in paragraph (i) immediately above for at least three consecutive years prior to applying as a General Member;
    • The applicant must possess at least five years’ experience in the practice of gaming law, while serving in the capacity as a private practice attorney, in-house counsel, or a regulator/government attorney.  The five year practice experience may be reduced to two years for certain evolving gaming jurisdictions.  The decision to reduce the five year practice requirement is made in the sole judgement of the officers of IMGL;
    • The applicant must demonstrates adequate skills and/or knowledge to the satisfaction of IMGL which distinguish the applicant’s performance as a leading gaming attorney;
    • The applicant demonstrates an active interest in IMGL by: attending one or more of IMGL conference and/or member events; submission of an article for publication in an IMGL sponsored publication; and/or such other activities which IMGL reasonably believes is sufficient to demonstrate an interest in IMGL and the practice of gaming law;
    • The applicant either:
      • Is recognized in a leading third party publication that conducts an independent review as preeminent in the area of gaming law; or
      • Proves preeminence in the area of gaming law by written narrative which sets forth in the applicant’s application for membership the facts, reasons and circumstances which support preeminence in the practice of gaming law.
    • The applicant must agree to actively serve on a committee, publish scholarly article(s), or provide other service in advancement of the purposes of IMGL; and
    • The applicant must have a distinguished list of gaming clients, participate in philanthropic, charitable or educational programs related to practice of gaming law or the gaming industry.
  • Except as limited by the Bylaws for law firms or gaming companies with multiple General Members, General Members enjoy voting rights.
  • Annual membership dues are US $1,500.
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