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Mr. Waddell,  Mr. Russell and Mr. Burchman 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 26, Issue 27

July 8, 2020

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Global Gaming Expo Announces Las Vegas Event Cancellation

The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions announced the cancellation of Global Gaming Expo (G2E). The show's organizers have, instead, announced they will host a series of virtual G2E events throughout the rest of the year. G2E was scheduled to take place October 5-8, 2020 with the next in person edition taking place October 4-7, 2021 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Event organizers will announce plans for virtual events and education in the near future.

Over the course of the 20-year expo history, G2E has welcomed roughly 30,000 attendees annually from across the globe. Attendees have ranged from executives representing key industry partners, as well as the world's top casino operators, sports, betting companies, and FinTech and digital payment facilitators.

"As the country works to reopen, the American Gaming Industry counties to adapt and provide the safest possible experience for our employees and customers while continuing to support the communities in which we operate," said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. "We look forward to the moment when we can convene together again with our colleagues from across the world and celebrate the resilience that our industry is known for."

To read the full press release, click here.



Free COVID-19 App Shows 1,500+ Casino and Gaming Property Reopenings

A new web app showing the full history of more than 2,000 casino and gaming property closings and 1,500 reopenings was released today at as a free service provided by Casino City Press.

The new web application features interactive U.S. and Canada gaming industry reopening maps color-coded to show the percentage of properties reopened in each state and province. The map also shows current reopening status of any day since the pandemic began. Separate charts covering Indian, Commercial, United States and Canadian gaming are provided.

Comprehensive tables are provided for every state and province. In total, 2,187 properties are currently covered in the tables (2,002 in the United States and 185 in Canada). 

“From the very beginning our dedicated research team has been investigating and chronicling the closing and reopening of gaming properties in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and Canada,” says Michael Corfman, Casino City Press CEO. "We are pleased to enhance access to our continuously updated information about reopenings as they occur through our enhanced complimentary COVID-19 web application that now offers a new emphasis on the history of closings and reopenings.”

To read the full press release, click here.



Michigan Gaming Control Board Application Update

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) published internet gaming and internet sports betting supplier application on May 15, along with operator and vendor registration application on June 30.

To advance the licensing process, the MGCB is asking for all operator applications to be submitted by July 31. Additionally, suppliers and vendors are asked to submit applications by August 14.

By submitting an application by these deadlines the likelihood of "going live" during the initial launch of internet gaming and internet sports betting in Michigan.

Requirements related to technical standards and internal control requirement will come soon.



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