Evan W. Davis brings a wealth of experience and skill to his role leading RCCB's Gaming & Sports practice. He represents individuals and entities in all aspects of gaming and sports wagering law across numerous U.S. jurisdictions. His practice includes handling commercial partnerships, market access agreements, and licensing deals, as well as ensuring compliance with gaming regulations throughout the United States. Evan advises on structuring deals to minimize gaming regulatory risks and compliance issues, addresses prospective regulatory issues for new technologies in the sports wagering space, and offers general corporate, commercial, and other legal services for sports organizations, international companies looking to enter the U.S. market, and smaller, growth-focused gaming-adjacent companies.

As Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Penn Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Penn National Gaming, Inc.) (NASDAQ: PENN), he navigated the intricate legal landscape of the gaming industry, overseeing critical legal matters and negotiating complex agreements across multiple jurisdictions for the nation’s largest regional gaming operator. His tenure at Penn Entertainment saw him lead pivotal initiatives, including commercial partnerships, master lease agreements, and the management of high-stakes litigation for a publicly traded company.  Previously, Evan served as Vice President and General Counsel for Rivers Casino Philadelphia, where he oversaw all legal matters for a company with over $300 million in annual gaming revenues, and served as one of the key executives spearheading the company’s launch of sports wagering.

Evan’s work in the sports and gaming industries also includes serving as Managing Director at SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory, where he provided strategic counsel to clients in the sports wagering sector, with a focus on brand development, partnerships, and corporate development. Having worked on both the legal and business sides, Evan’s background gives him a unique perspective of the gaming industry.


Evan's legal experience extends beyond gaming. Prior to going in-house, Evan was an attorney at two Am Law firms, where he specialized in commercial litigation and antitrust/competition law, respectively. Throughout his career, Evan has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, strategic thinking, and effective leadership, earning accolades for his contributions to the legal profession and the organizations he has served.  His legal practice involves a wide array of commercial agreements including those outside of the sports and gaming industries.

With a diverse background spanning various sectors, including gaming, sports advisory, corporate law, and litigation, Evan is a seasoned legal professional with a deep understanding of the complexities of the gaming and sports industry and nearly a decade of in-house experience.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events both domestically and abroad, and is known internationally as a go-to resource for legal and commercial advice pertaining to sports wagering and gaming. Throughout his career, Evan has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a track record of success, making him a valuable asset to RCCB and its clients. His leadership in the Gaming & Sports practice positions RCCB to remain at the forefront of legal innovation and strategic counsel in these dynamic and rapidly evolving fields.



  • Brick-and-mortar casino gaming companies
  • Online sports wagering and casino operators 
  • Gaming vendors and service providers
  • Media companies
  • Startups
  • Gaming affiliates
  • Skill-based gaming platforms

Representative Matters

  • Represented brick-and-mortar casino gaming companies, online sports wagering operators, and online casino gaming operators in a wide array of commercial, corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Represented clients in technology licensing agreements.
  • Represented sports media, handicapping, and other companies in matters including affiliate agreements, licensing issues, and commercial negotiations.
  • Defended numerous companies in class action litigation and matters pending before regulatory agencies.


My Greatest Strengths
  • Understanding the client’s business objectives and not losing the forest through the trees.
  • Taking my work very seriously, but myself, not so much.


  • Having spent nearly a decade as General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, I understand what clients want – and don’t want – from their outside counsel.
  • While my recent work has largely been for clients within the sports and gaming industries, I have significant experience representing a wide range of companies in various matters.
  • I have published op-eds pertaining to gaming issues in newspapers across the country.


  • My wife and I enjoy traveling and spending summers at the shore with our family, watching our older son play in goal for his soccer team, and listening to our younger son belt out karaoke tunes.
  • I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and remain a huge Steelers fan.
  • I am licensed by the FCC as an amateur radio operator (W3GWQ).


Practice Focus
  • Commercial partnerships
  • Regulatory compliance and licensing
  • Corporate counseling
  • Market access agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Litigation


Community & Professional

Community & Professional
  • Bala Cynwyd Library, Board of Trustees
  • Economic Club of New York, Associate Member
  • Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Board of Directors, 2017-2023
  • Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management, Adjunct Instructor, 2021
  • Pay It Forward Program, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Mentor, 2019-2020

Practice Areas


  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District Court, New Jersey, 2006 - 2007


J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, May 2006

  • Associate and Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

B.A., Political Science and History, Duke University, May 2003

  • Senior Associate Sports Editor, The Chronicle


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


40 Under 40, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2019

GC Impact Award, The Legal Intelligencer, 2019

Influencer of Law, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2019

40 Under 40,  Emerging Leaders of Gaming and Global Gaming Business, 2018

Best of the Bar, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2017

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