Originally Posted by joansing
I'm an attorney but don't do this work.
One question I've always had, though, and you might consider asking, is whether contracts that he might draw up for you for various clients in a given jurisdiction is whether that jurisdiction considers loans for gambling to be void as against public policy.
You don't want to enter into such a contract with someone you are staking for huge money, thinking you are protected, only to find out if it goes bad that you can't have made such a contract to begin with.
Yeah most gambling contracts are against public policy which gives people little protection with contracts. It can definitely help but in many gambling disputes even if it got to court most judges/jurisdictions would just dismiss it as being against public policy. Its like if you paid someone 10k to kill your enemy and had a contract and they didnt do it but kept the money. You cant sue for your money back, you can but it would eventually be dismissed.
Unfortunately most of gambling falls into same category.