Stephen A Crystal, Esq, Partner
• as an attorney representing public and private gaming companies before various state regulatory bodies and jurisdictions
• as a President and CEO of numerous casino holding and public gaming technology companies employing thousands of employees
• as an investor and advisor on over $1 Billion dollars of project finance and mergers and acquisitions in the casino/gaming technology space.
Steve started his career in gaming in Kansas City, Missouri in 1992 as a land use attorney in private practice. At that time, Missouri was approving riverboat gaming in several locations throughout the State. Steve represented several Las Vegas, NV based public gaming companies (Station Casinos, Boyd Gaming, Boomtown Casinos) in their Missouri riverboat development projects as regulatory and development counsel.
Additionally, Steve represented several municipalities that hosted riverboat gaming facilities in their jurisdictions, focusing on land use and regulatory issues. He spent 12 years as a partner in the prestigious Midwest-based law firm Armstrong Teasdale serving in various leadership and management roles while at the firm.