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Since 1997, the Michigan Gaming website has been a comprehensive resource regarding gaming in the state of Michigan. This site is an RMC Ventures, LLC publication, with contributions by the original creators of the site, Attorney David Waddell and Gaming Analyst Robert Russell, and additional contributions by J.J. Burchman, and Blaine DeGracia.

Mr. Waddell and Mr. Russell are also associated with Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C., which proactively assists clients in managing regulatory issues in an effort to maximize company profits and avoid legal problems.

Volume 22, Issue 27

August 26, 2016

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The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) announced that it will hold its regular public meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the MGCB Detroit office, Cadillac Place, 3062 West Grand Blvd., Suite L-700, in Detroit.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the staff briefing, followed immediately by the agenda items. The Cadillac Place is in Detroit's New Center Area near the John Lodge Freeway (M-10), between Second Avenue and Cass Avenue. The Fisher Building and the Albert Kahn Building are nearby landmarks.

For more information regarding the MGCB, please its their website at



Today, August 26, 2016, the Michigan Lottery issued a request for proposal (“RFP”) to develop and maintain Lottery web and mobile applications.

According to the Lottery’s press statement, it is seeking a vendor to help develop a faster mobile application that is easier to use. The Lottery expects an updated mobile application will offer players notifications, enhanced loyalty features and more.

Vendors interested in submitting a proposal should visit The deadline to submit proposals is Sept. 26, 2016.

The Lottery’s request for proposals calls for an initial contract of four years, with the option of up to four annual renewals.

The Lottery’s online game platform, which was launched in  2014, allows Michigan residents to buy and play instant tickets, and traditional draw games on their mobile devices and personal computers. For more information please visit the Michigan Lottery’s website at



This week, JACK Entertainment announced that it is restoring the St. Mary’s school house located in Greektown in Detroit, and it will move its company headquarters, and 140 team members, from One Woodward Avenue to the historic building at 1041 St. Antoine Street in December.

“This is an exciting period of evolution for our company and relocating to Detroit’s vibrant entertainment district is a big step for us,” said Matt Cullen, chief executive officer for JACK Entertainment. “Our move will bring us closer to our 2,000 team members at our Greektown Casino-Hotel and affirms our long-standing commitment to the Greektown district. It also provides us with the additional space we need to accommodate our dramatic growth.”

The five-story, 29,000-square-foot former school building is connected to Greektown Casino-Hotel via a pedestrian skywalk. The space is currently undergoing a $7 million renovation to bring the long-vacant building back to life. The project architect is Neumann/Smith Architecture and the general contractor is Colasanti Group, both located in Detroit.

According to JACK Entertainment, its new home is designed to foster collaboration among team members while preserving and enhancing the building’s original architecture. JACK Entertainment will occupy the second through fifth floors, leaving the first floor for a future retail tenant.

JACK Entertainment, formerly Rock Gaming LLC, owns and operates the Greektown Casino-Hotel, which will be renamed JACK Detroit Casino-Hotel Greektown early next year as part of a rebranding effort for the new company. JACK Entertainment recently completed the transition of its Ohio properties to the JACK brand. JACK Thistledown Racino reopened in March, followed by JACK Cleveland Casino in May and JACK Cincinnati Casino in June.



On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the IRS’s Office of Indian Tribal Governments announced that its June 16, 2016  Title 31 Bank Secrecy Act webinar presentation is now available for download at the IRS’s website. To view the presentation as well as an updated version of the slide deck materials, please  CLICK HERE.

The presentation was hosted by the IRS Office of Indian Tribal Governments and covered a host of materials relative to the federal government’s enforcement of Title 31.  The webinar covered basic definitions under Title 31, reviewed the Forms CTR and SAR, addressed some comprehensive exercises and important things to know; and then took a look at real life scenarios of Title 31 compliance.

According to the Office of Indian Tribal Governments, its mission is to provide tribal entities top-quality customer service by helping them understand and comply with their tax responsibilities. CLICK HERE to visit their website.



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The Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”), which is presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), will be held in Las Vegas September 27 – 29 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern will be a featured speaker and will discuss with AGA president Geoff Freeman the future of sports betting and its impact on major professional sports, as well as how the NBA’s expansion parallels the casino gaming industry.

 The AGA states that G2E 2016 will feature robust conversation on the industry’s hottest topics with engaging programs by the nation’s top experts to prepare attendees for the rapidly growing casino gaming landscape.

NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens Jr. and AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman will also appear on stage together to discuss the further unification and evolution of the relationship between the casino industry’s two key sectors,  Native American and commercial casinos

2016 Additional New Show Elements Include:

· Keynotes All Three Days

· Integrated Resort Experience Moves to the Main Show Floor

· Re-Introduction of Tuesday/Wednesday Tracks

· AGA Member Discount

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