Charles Verhoeven is not a gambling man. But gambling is what’s keeping the Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges patent litigation partner busy these days.

In the last three years, Verhoeven, who claims to be “afraid of gambling” and had not visited Las Vegas since he attended a friend’s bachelor party nearly 10 years ago, has been making biweekly trips to Nevada to represent Bally Technologies Inc. in several patent cases.