Throughout his career, Wichinsky has held various roles within the gaming industry, including president, general counsel, director, and compliance officer for both public and private gaming companies. He has also managed licensed casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, and was a licensed manufacturer, distributor, and operator of land-based electronic gaming machines in Nevada.

Since 2018, Wichinsky has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at his alma mater McGeorge School of Law, teaching an annual spring intersession course titled “LAW 699J: Gaming Law and Regulation.” This course aims to offer fundamental comprehension and practical skills related to both the North American and global gaming sectors. It covers topics such as the legal definition of gambling, regulatory frameworks for tribal and commercial gaming at federal and state levels, the procedures for securing gaming licenses, technology licensing, structuring business entities to meet gaming license criteria, regulatory oversight of gaming operations, as well as examining public policy concerns and addressing issues related to problem gambling.

Student testimonials include saying, “The real-life stories Professor Wichinsky provided were so valuable because his first-hand experience and expertise in the field lent to very thoughtful discussions,” and “this course adds value to McGeorge School of Law’s class offerings.”

Wichinsky’s influence extends beyond legal practice, as he is an author of several industry articles and publications, covering topics such as ethics in gaming and the economic impact of legalized gambling. He is a sought-after speaker at professional gaming law forums and conferences, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association.

In honor of his father, Wichinsky has created the Michael ‘Mickey’ Wichinsky Gaming Law Endowed Scholarship for McGeorge School of Law students interested in a career in Gaming Law.