ROBERT B. WASHINGTON
C h a i r m a n & C E O
Mr. Washington, Chairman and CEO of Caribbean CAGE, LLC earned his BA in Political Law Science at St. Peters College in 1967. In 1967 he decided to become a Lawyer and enrolled in Howard University’s School of Law and in 1970, earned his JD with honors finishing #3 in his class. He then joined the faculty of Harvard Law School as a Teaching Fellow and earned an LLM while teaching at Harvard Law School. He returned to Washington, D.C. in 1973 where he was offered positions of Professor at the Howard University Law School and Counsel to the Senate Committee on the District Columbia.
Mr. Washington was the staff architect of Home Rule for D.C. Following over 5 years in Congress, in 1975 Mr. Washington was offered the opportunity to enter the private sector as a partner in the Danzansky, Dickey Law Firm, one of the most prestigious firms in Washington D.C. His performance in this position catapulted Bob into several larger firms in Washington, first as a Partner and then to Managing Partner of a large national firm with over 800 lawyers.
Mr. Washington’s sterling legal career culminated and his meteoric business career began with his decision to start up his own law firm and consulting company, Laxalt, Washington, Perito & Dubic, during which time he continued his representation of and consulting with several foreign governments in Africa and the Caribbean including Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis. In 1994, Mr. Washington was offered an exclusive gaming license by the government of Antigua and Barbuda to manage and operate the government owned electronic lottery. This initial opportunity catapulted the growth of this operation into 6 other Caribbean countries during the next 5 years. LILHCo the largest lottery operator in the Caribbean was then sold to GTECH in 2004.
Following the sale of LILHCo, Mr. Washington started Caribbean CAGE, LLC which is a gaming and entertainment company engaged in video lotteries and other forms of gaming in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mr. Washington is an investor in a number of enterprises including one of the owners of the Charlotte Hornets, NBA Basketball Team.