Coin Operated Amusement Machines, frequently referred to as COAMs, are a part of a niche industry in Georgia with specific regulations. Krevolin & Horst helps both Master and location licensees navigate this complicate legal landscape.


Krevolin & Horst has significant experience with the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) rules and regulations that govern the COAM industry. Our background in litigation and business law gives us an advantage in both corporate matters and arbitrations involving COAM licensees. We counsel COAM licensees through their relationships with gas stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and others, and we draft sales agreements, give administrative advice involving GLC regulations, and resolve post-agreement disputes through courts, arbitration, and appeals.

Service Highlights

Our attorneys are up to the task for any COAM-related legal matter, including those in the corporate space or in arbitration.


A significant number of our COAM cases involve transactional commercial issues. COAM constitutes one of Georgia’s most lucrative industries, and the market can be fierce among Masters and locations. To stay ahead of the pack, clients operating in this space need the resources of an expert legal team. Krevolin & Horst has achieved considerable success in COAM matters, including making compelling arguments before the GLC. Some of the cases we handle most frequently involve:

  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Buying and selling Master Licenses
  • Drafting and negotiating locations agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • General counsel on Georgia Lottery-related issues



When corporate agreements and contracts are in dispute, clients may see their matters taken to arbitration. Whether or not our firm assisted a client with the transaction, we represent COAM licensees in arbitration and litigation. Krevolin & Horst associate Jacob Edwards has significant experience in COAM arbitration and has secured numerous wins for Master licensee clients in COAM disputes. The COAM industry is heavily regulated, and resolving disputes or appeals through the GLC’s mandatory arbitration process can be complex. Our clients can rest easy knowing our team has experience litigating these kinds of cases. We also find creative solutions to resolve cases in our client’s favor.


The Right Team for COAM Solutions

Krevolin & Horst’s clients can be confident in the skill and expertise of their legal team. The firm was recognized as a leader in commercial litigation by Chambers and Partners in their prestigious 2022 and 2023 USA Guides. Two of our partners — Jeffrey Horst and Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. — are ranked among the leading litigators in Georgia, and partner Andy Pierce has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s preeminent COAM specialists.

At Krevolin & Horst, we take pride in our ability to streamline the legal process, attaining the best possible results for our clients without running around in circles. We staff our cases leanly and maximize productivity. We respond quickly to questions and requests, and keep our clients top of mind. No matter the size of the case, our goal is to reach an effective, expedient resolution, saving our clients time and money.