Independent Agent (Gaming Law) Law and Legal Definition

Independent agent in gaming law refers to any person who approves or grants the extension of gaming credit on behalf of a state gaming licensee or collects a debt evidenced by a credit instrument. An independent agent contracts with a state gaming licensee or its affiliate to provide services outside the state. The services consist of arranging complimentary transportation, food, lodging or other services, or any combination thereof for guests at a licensed gaming establishment.

A state gaming licensee, a bonded collection agency licensed by the local government authorities in the jurisdiction where the agency has its principal place of business, a licensed attorney, a supplier of transportation, a travel agency which receives compensation solely on the price of the transportation or lodging arranged for by the agency, or an employee of a state gaming licensee or its affiliate are not considered as independent agents.