Timothy "Tim" Lowry is a seasoned attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. Mr. Lowry provides legal and strategic advice to domestic and multinational clients in the gaming, entertainment and hospitality industries, each of which draw on his deep experience in complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), real estate acquisitions and financing, privatization and concession agreements, and general litigation.

Mr. Lowry has represented private equity sponsors, capital groups, large technology companies, professional sports teams, entertainment and media companies, casino and lottery operating companies, energy generating companies, real estate development companies, and government instrumentalities and agencies. Mr. Lowry routinely counsels clients on organizational structures and governance matters specific to targets facing the gaming industry as well as the monetization opportunities for professional teams and leagues in emerging sports betting markets. He advises regularly on such subject matters as gaming regulatory compliance, sweepstakes and marketing promotions, and the many issues emanating from the convergence of retail and digital platforms in the casino gaming and sports betting industries. Mr. Lowry has worked on a number of cross-border transactions, including projects in Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Lowry is a frequent speaker, panelist or moderator on sports betting, internet gaming issues, lottery modernization, and the proliferation of gambling and related topics at events and conferences throughout the United States and overseas.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Lowry was a partner in the global media, sport and entertainment practice at an international law firm in its New York office. He also previously served as corporate counsel to a multinational casino operator.

Representative Experience

  • Counseled three Major League Soccer (MLS) teams with their negotiations and market-access transactions with sports betting operators and other gaming issues in advance of the enactment of gaming legislation
  • Counseled a Major League Baseball (MLB) team with its legal and strategic opportunities in advance of the enactment of gaming legislation
  • Advised two National Football League (NFL) teams regarding numerous gaming regulatory issues and promotional activities in the U.S. and Mexico
  • Counseled a National Hockey League (NHL) team in its contractual negotiations, gaming regulatory matters and transaction with the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (NJ CRDA) and Atlantic City-based casinos
  • Advised a major college sports conference in strategic advice and gaming regulatory matters relative to the expansion of gambling across multiple states

  • Counseled Parthenon Capital, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, with its acquisition and transition of Global Payments Gaming Solutions (now known as Pavilion Payments)
  • Counseled a Pennsylvania-based investor group in its development of, and joint venture transaction relative to, a new Bally's-branded casino to be located proximate to Penn State University
  • Counseled a global investment firm with its minority shareholder position in Scientific Games International and its international strategy on suitability issues
  • Advised a Connecticut-based holding company on multiple mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and gaming regulatory issues
  • Advised a private equity firm on multiple M&A transactions and gaming regulatory issues
  • Counseled a global investment manager and a global lending company in matters relating to acquisition of casino companies and gaming-related assets as well as the disposition of certain gaming-related assets
  • Advised numerous confidential private equity, venture capital and real estate capital clients in matters relating to acquisitions of casino and gambling-related assets and internet-gambling strategies
  • Counseled private sponsors behind Energenic-U.S. and DCO Energy relative to their $80 million, $120 million and $200 million energy procurement contracts and energy service agreements with Bahamas-, Nevada- and Atlantic City-based casino companies and follow-on project financings

  • Counseled The Walt Disney Co. (Disney) and ESPN relative to their proposed acquisition and due diligence of certain Daily Fantasy Sport platform operators
  • Counseled Disney on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advice and gaming regulatory issues relative to its indirect equity position in DraftKings
  • Represented Apple on certain multidistrict litigation, tax and strategic guidance
  • Advised a prominent men's entertainment magazine on many of its foreign and domestic licensing agreements in the gaming space, including transactions with Scientific Games International, Gamesys and Microgaming
  • Counseled Stats Perform with multiple master license agreements, various customer contracts, compliance initiatives, gaming regulatory matters and proposed licensing arrangement with SportsContentCo
  • Counseled US DataCo and SportsContentCo with their national strategy and transactional work attendant to the reselling of Stats Perform data into the U.S. gaming vertical
  • Advised a sports data and technology company with litigation, intellectual property (IP) and real estate matters

  • Represented Pat Deon, a shareholder in the Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort, in connection with his successful challenge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to the constitutionality of Section 1513 of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, which previously imposed an absolute ban on political contributions from an inappropriately targeted class of persons affiliated with licensed gaming operations
  • Represented the Las Vegas Sands and its operating subsidiary in their challenge before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court relative to the supplement assessment imposed by the recently amended Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act
  • Counseled a global entertainment and casino company in connection with its structuring of onshore and offshore transactions and gaming management agreement in the Philippines
  • Counseled Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on numerous investigations and licensing issues
  • Advised an American entertainment company in connection with its planned expansion and gaming opportunities outside the U.S.
  • Counseled Seven Aces (formerly known as Quantum International Income Corp.) in its anchor acquisition, tax reclassification, lottery regulatory approvals and follow-on tuck-in acquisitions in Georgia
  • Advised an American hotel and casino entertainment company in New Jersey relative to the legislation enacting online gaming, as well as follow-on representations before the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and New Jersey Casino Control Commission
  • Counseled a national gaming and entertainment company relative to certain approvals before the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (NJ CRDA) and multiple real estate transactions

  • Advised a British online sports betting company on strategic development and national tax and gaming regulatory matters, including transactions opposite Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Empire Resorts
  • Counseled a British online sports betting company on certain intellectual property matters, including advice on U.S. protection of betting odds database
  • Counseled an online sports betting and i-gaming company with respect to international and national tax and gaming regulatory considerations relative to its proposed U.S. software access and service agreement with SBTech
  • Advised SBTech Malta on its strategic development and national tax and gaming regulatory matters
  • Counseled SBTech in its successful bid and contract negotiations with the Oregon Lottery relative to the Oregon Lottery sports wagering platform procurement
  • Counseled SBTech in certain matters leading up to the reverse merger with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. and DraftKings
  • Advised Gamesys Ltd. on its joint venture agreement and software licensing and platform agreement opposite a Native American tribe located in California
  • Counseled Gamesys Ltd. on its gaming regulatory issues in certain U.S. jurisdictions, and certain mergers and acquisitions (M&A) matters in connection with its transaction opposite The Intertain Group Ltd.

  • Represented a global payment processing company in Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) compliance, due diligence investigations and multiple internet lottery and gaming transactions
  • Advised a global payment processing company with respect to analyzing antitrust and gaming regulatory issues related to its proposed joint marketing and revenue sharing agreement with another online payments company
  • Represented a U.S.-based payment processing company in UIGEA compliance, due diligence investigations and multiple internet lottery and gaming transactions
  • Counseled and represented numerous technology companies in structuring internet sweepstakes, skill-based offerings, social gaming platforms and compliance with federal and state laws
  • Counseled a provider of casino gaming content and products in a $1.2 billion financing, consisting of a $50 million senior secured revolving credit facility, a $500 million senior secured term loan facility and a $700 million offering of high-yield bonds, including $350 million of senior secured notes and $350 million of senior unsecured notes; the proceeds of the financing were used to complete the company's acquisition of Multimedia Games Holding Co.
  • Advised a consumer credit card reporting agency on its national strategy and transactional matters attendant to the introduction of its fraud detection and know-your-customer (KYC) products into the U.S. gaming vertical
  • Counseled a multinational television production company with respect to the structure of its 2020-21 Powerball New Year's Rockin' Eve First Powerball Millionaire of the Year promotion and many transactions with certain state lotteries
  • Advised multiple software companies in online poker revenue-sharing transactions with Native American tribes and horse racing operators

  • Counseled the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, in its solicitation of, and intended commercial transaction with, a private manager for its multibillion-dollar lottery operations, leveraging the internet and retail optimization as key value drivers
  • Counseled the Illinois Department of Revenue, in a landmark, first-to-market, multibillion-dollar private management procurement transaction and online lottery transactions
  • Advised the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, on its procurement of, and intended commercial transactions with, a private manager

  • Counseling an online gambling company in relation to its white-label deal with Zynga
  • Counseling an American entertainment company in its acquisition of a social gaming platform company
  • Advising a global online gambling software supplier in relation to its licensing of social gaming products, including CTXM, Slots Farm and Raminoz
  • Advising an array of online gaming operators and suppliers in relation to their social gaming strategies


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Saint Joseph's University, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • All U.S. District Courts in New Jersey
  • All U.S. District Courts in Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • All State Courts in New Jersey
  • All State Courts in Pennsylvania
  • All State Courts in New York
  • Stockton University, Board of Trustees, 2023-Present
  • SportsContentCo LLC., Corporate Secretary, 2020-Present
  • Tapcentive Inc., Advisory Board, 2019-Present
  • Daughters for the Daughters, Board of Trustees, 2008-Present
  • Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, Associate Editor, 2001-2002
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, 2013
  • Phi Alpha Theta


Speaking Engagements