The casino operator Boyd Gaming has named MGM’s former executive Uri Clinton as new general counsel.
US.- Casino giant Boyd Gaming has named Uri Clinton as general counsel after going almost a year with the role empty following Brian Larson’s retirement after more than two decades in the position.
Clinton was previously a development consultant at MGM Resorts and until 2019 was president and COO of Empire City Casino, in Yonkers, New York, which was acquired last year by MGM.
Before that, he served as senior vice President and legal counsel for MGM, for Baha Mar in Nassau and for slot machine manufacturing company Multimedia Games. He was also an associate at Sorelle Capital.
Boyd has also appointed a new associate general counsel, Christine Chang, who was formerly chief litigation counsel at Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Boyd isn’t the only company hiring new legal personnel. Sightline Payments LLC, an emerging financial technology company focused on sports betting, has hired Jennifer Carleton as its first chief legal officer.
Carleton said there was currently a “push for hiring gaming lawyers” especially among companies looking to capitalise on the expanding sports betting market.