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L. Ralph Piercy is the Firm's gaming industry practice leader, a nationally and internationally recognized gaming consultant. In addition to managing audit engagements, he is often called upon to evaluate the feasibility of gaming and other hospitality ventures, the effectiveness of internal control, and the efficiency of operating procedures including scheduling, productivity and revenue management.


Casino resorts, other gaming, lodging and hospitality ancillary services, leasing and equipment rental, private clubs, real estate and construction, vacation ownership


Public (SEC) and private company auditing, internal control design and effectiveness testing, operations-based productivity and revenue management, litigation support / expert witness, valuations, market and financial feasibility analysis, alternative dispute resolution

Other Experience

Area Managing Partner, Southwest United States - Laventhol & Horwath, Philadelphia, PA

BS Business Administration (accounting emphasis), University of Nevada, Las Vegas
CPA, Certifications, Permits

Nevada, California, Mississippi, Minnesota, Pennsylvania

Other Certifications, permits awards, distinctions

Nevada and Delaware certified general real estate appraiser, International Society of Hospitality Consultants, Institute for Conflict Management (arbitration, mediation, issue review boards), UNLV Alumnus of the Year, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nevada CPA Society

Community Involvement

Appointed as a member of the Nevada Board of Accountancy by Governor Brian Sandoval, Advisory Council to the Accounting Department of UNLV, Former Board of Directors of UNLV Alumni Association, Former liaison between the University of Nevada System and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Assistant District Leader of the Boy Scouts of America.

Representative Clients

Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, Treasure Island, LLC, Lakes Entertainment, Full House Resorts, Youbet.com, American Wagering, Inc., Spanish Trail Country Club, Aruba Renaissance Beach Resort and Casino, Marriott International, Inc