Gaming Law


Coral Gables, Miami Gaming Law Attorney

After working in the banking sector at Merrill Lynch International Bank, Ilaria served for over five years as President of one of the then leading gaming corporations in Venezuela. Ilaria has extensive and hands on experience in managing every facet of Casinos from the Casino Floor & Pit to Marketing, to Human Resources to Accounting and Administration. During the passage of the first legislation on gambling institutions in Venezuela, she organized efforts to lobby the local and central government on behalf of the hotel and gaming industries. She later coordinated and led the first appeal to the Supreme Court of Venezuela, questioning the validity and constitutionality of certain sections of the “Law for the Control of Casinos, Bingos and Slot Machines.”

Ilaria received a Bachelor and a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami. She is a member of the Florida Bar, a FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, is admitted to all U.S. District Courts in FL, and to the US EOIR – Immigration Court. Ilaria has over 27 years of experience in the Gaming Industry and for the past 13 years, she has assisted gaming institutions in the Caribbean and Latin America on gaming regulations, on-line gaming laws, as well as labor and contract issues.

Gaming laws are complex and have international ramifications. Ilaria is a frequent speaker on gaming regulations and a consultant to various international gaming organizations and government agencies. Ilaria has a unique background and understands both the inner-working of the Corporate Gaming Industry as well as the complexities of International Gaming Laws. When your organization needs an attorney with actual experience in the Gaming Industry and the Legal Sector, you can trust the Legnaro Akl Law Firm for expert legal counseling. Ilaria is principal attorney at the Legnaro Akl Law Firm in Coral Gables, Florida.

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