Phil Sicuso is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans and chair of the firm’s Gaming Group. He is a principal at Bose Public Affairs Group as well. Phil assists clients with legal matters and government and regulatory affairs, including extensive experience with casino gaming and state lottery law. In addition, he works with clients on government procurement and contracting matters, which could include standard contracts, inter-governmental agreements and public-private partnerships. His experience allows him to help government and private sector entities work together to create economic growth, as well as to counsel clients on a broad range of legal, regulatory and legislative issues.
Phil represents clients before multiple government agencies and at the Indiana General Assembly, where he is a registered lobbyist. He has successfully worked with legislators and staff from both sides of the aisle.
Prior to re-entering private practice in 2010, Phil served as general counsel for the Indiana Gaming Commission during the administration of Governor Mitch Daniels.
Phil and three of his fellow BME attorneys are the only Indiana general members of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an organization of pre-eminent gaming attorneys from around the world.
Phil serves as a volunteer with Kids Voice of Indiana as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), representing children in the foster care system in Marion County.
University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2002)
University of Notre Dame (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)
Honors / Awards
Best Lawyers® 2023 Indianapolis Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2021 Indianapolis Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers in America® (2020-2023); Arthur May Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and Commitment to Ethical Standards, Notre Dame Law School (2002); Varsity Monogram in Football, University of Notre Dame (1999)
Appearances / Publications
Co-author “Take Precautionary Measures Before Offering Sports Wagering Information in Your Business,” BME alert, January 2020
“Blurring the Lines: The Interplay Between Lotteries and Gaming,” G3 Magazine, June 2019
“Sicuso & Miranda: What the Omnibus Gaming Bill Means for Hoosier Casinos,” The Indiana Lawyer, May 2019
“Will Sports Betting Decision Open Door to More Virtual Sports Betting in the U.S.?” American Gaming Lawyer, Fall 2018
“Leaders share ideas, discuss efforts to help Hoosiers out of cycle of poverty,” The Criterion Online, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, March 4, 2016
Co-author, “Gambling Games at IND Could Help You Fly Nonstop,” INside Edge Perspectives Column, Inside INdiana Business, August. 6, 2013
“Committee on State-Federal Relations,” National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Summer Meeting, July 12, 2019
“Communications Issues for Gaming Regulators: Effective Ways to Ensure the Understanding of Regulatory Requirements and their Value,” Gaming Laboratories International University’s 2019 Mid-Year Regional Gaming Regulators’ Seminar, July 11, 2019
“Gaming Laws,” 2019 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference, June 21, 2019
“Blurring Lines: The Increasing Interplay Between Lotteries and Traditional Gaming Markets,” International Association of Gaming Advisors International Gaming Summit, June 6, 2019
“Impact of Proposed Sports Legislation,” Indianapolis Bar Association Brown Bag Seminar, December 11, 2018
“How Gaming Legislation Impacts All Hoosier Communities,” AIM Ideas Summit, 2018
Appointments / Memberships
Indiana State Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association; International Association of Gaming Advisers; International Masters of Gaming Law, Nominations Committee; Marion County Court Appointed Special Advocate; St. Malachy Catholic Church, parishioner and volunteer