The Michigan Gaming News Letter

IAGA to Host Webinar February 3: “Post Pandemic Gaming Policy”

The International Association of Gaming Attorneys (“IAGA”) is hosting a webinar as part of its “Best Practices” series on February 3, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST entitled “Post-Pandemic Gaming Policy: How Will It Impact Markets, Technology and Delivery Channels?”. The webinar will include a panel of industry experts discussing which states to watch in the coming months and dissecting the complexity of issues and competing interests of the year ahead.

The webinar will be moderated by Kevin P. Mullally, Vice-President of Government Relations and General Counsel for Gaming Laboratories International (“GLI”). The panelists include the following experts:

  • Edward R. Bedrosian, Jr. – former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, current Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Howard B. Glaser – Global Head of Government Affairs and Special Initiatives for Scientific Games
  • Ayesha Molino – Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for MGM Resorts International
  • Eric Schippers – Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations for Penn National Gaming

For more information on the webinar series, visit the IAGA’s website here. To register for the webinar, please click here.


February 10th marks Gun Lake Casino’s tenth anniversary in West Michigan.

“For ten years and counting, we have focused on the most important aspect in the gaming industry – the needs of our guests and team members. We strive to provide a memorable experience for all, said Sal Semola, President and COO of Gun Lake Casino. “This milestone has been achieved through the dedication and devotion of the Gun Lake Tribe, our team members and our loyal guests. We are exceptionally proud of the transformation of our business over the past decade.”

In the past ten years, Gun Lake Casino has given away through its promotions and gaming services 184 vehicles, $10 million in bonanza bucks jackpots, and over $577.4 million in jackpots.

The casino offers 156,000 square feet of gaming and amenities, over 2,200 slot machines, 50 table games, and a sportsbook. Its amenities include a café, buffet, multiple bars, lounges, and live entertainment. By the end of the summer, Gun Lake Casino’s $100 million expansion will be complete, offering more slot machines, table games, and a larger non-smoking area.

Gun Lake Casino employs nearly 1,000 team members, including over 100 employees from day one of operations. The casino was recently acknowledged as one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources, and was selected as the Best Casino by The Holland Sentinel’s Best of the Best and Best of The West Revue Reader Poll.

To celebrate its 10thanniversary, Gun Lake Casino has planned several promotions and festivities for casino guests throughout the month of February, including over $400,000 in giveaways. To learn more about the promotions, click here.

“There is no better way to celebrate this anniversary than a month of giveaways for our guests,” said Mr. Semola. “We are excited to move forward into another decade of business with those who matter most.”