The Michigan Gaming News Letter

NCPG Webinar: National Recovery Month, Gambling Addiction, and 12-Step Programs

National Council on Problem Gambling “NCPG” is hosting a webinar on September 14 at 1:00 pm EDT. The webinar is titled: National Recovery Month, Gambling Addiction, and 12-Steps Programs

As part of National Recovery Month, the NCPG’s Recovery Committee will hold a 60-minute panel discussion that focuses on how the speakers navigate problem gambling treatment options like 12-step programs and how they manage their recovery. The webinar will be moderated by Recovery Committee Chair Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II. The panelists are Arthur, Nan, and President of Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery and SMART Facilitator Brian Ward. A question-and-answer session will be included.  Registration details can be found here.


Michigan Gaming Control Board Revises Sports Betting New League Submission Form

The Michigan Gaming Control Board “MGCB” has revised the new league submission form. The form displays a revision date of August 2021 and can be obtained here on the MGCB website.


RMC Legal Welcomes Randy Gross

RMC Legal is pleased to announce the addition of Randy Gross, bringing more than two decades of Government Affairs and Legal experience to the firm. He will work primarily out of the East Lansing office focusing on iGaming and iSports regulatory, compliance and governmental affairs matters.

Prior to joining RMC, Mr. Gross assisted large and mid-size corporations with governmental affairs and licensing matters in heavily regulated industries.  David Waddell, President, RMC Legal, is excited to add the expertise that Randy possesses to the firm, as the knowledge base that he provides will be helpful to firm clients as the Michigan iGaming and iSports marketplace evolves.


International Masters of Gaming Law 2021 Autumn Conference

Next week IMGL in partnership with the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) will hold its Fall 2021 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.   The event will consist of expertise from all areas in the gaming sector, including updates on tribal and international gaming, distributed gaming, iGaming/iLottery, esports, and more.  Persons interested in attending the conference can still register here.

The three-day event will cover the following topics:

  • Responsible Gaming/Consumer Protection
  • Tips from Regulators as to what they Expect of Gaming Licensees
  • What Would the Regulated Parties like the Regulators to Understand?
  • The Perils and Benefits of Distributed Gaming
  • iGaming/iLottery
  • Mergers/Acquisitions
  • What’s in the Cards for Tribal Sports Betting in 2021 & Beyond?
  • Additional topics can be found here

Persons interested in reviewing the full list of programs, along with biographical information on the speakers can be obtain on the following link:


G2E 2021 Requires Vaccinations in Updated Health and Safety Guidelines

On August 31, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) updated its health and safety guidelines for all exhibitors, attendees, media, speakers, and AGA and RX staff.

The new guidelines will require all show participants to provide proof of at least one dose of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination or one dose of a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. Also, pursuant to Nevada’s adoption of the CDC’s updated mask guidance, all G2E attendees will be required to wear a face covering.

In collaboration with The Venetian Resort and the Sands Expo & Convention Center, G2E has implemented cleaning and sanitization standards that meet or exceed the CDC’s recommendations. G2E has also adopted new exhibitor guidelines that support improved capacity management and physical distancing in the convention center. The event will also make use of signage to direct attendees in the safest manner possible.

In its announcement of the new vaccination requirement, G2E expressed its belief that its proactive health and safety guidelines will “support a productive and safe G2E 2021.”

G2E will continue to update its health and safety policies and procedures and provide a list of frequently asked questions at the health and safety page of its website here.

Information about COVID-19 vaccinations and how to schedule an appointment for vaccination can be found here.


Four Winds Casino Unveils New Sportsbook Lounge at Four Winds New Buffalo

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to unveil a new Sportsbook Lounge at Four Winds New Buffalo.  This new space features 22 televisions, comfortable seating options including luxurious sectional sofas and lounge chairs, bar stool seating at a large Sports Bar and more.

Commenting on the new Sportsbook Lounge, Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos said, “We are very excited to welcome guests to our new Sportsbook Lounge at Four Winds New Buffalo to meet the growing demand for sports betting in Michigan.  We feel the layout, design and finishes will provide guests with the right ambiance, comfortable seating options and great views of multiple screens to enjoy a refreshing beverage or cocktail while cheering for their favorite teams.  Every addition we’ve made to our Four Winds Casinos locations has been for the sole purpose of enhancing the guest experience and we are thrilled to be able to offer this new amenity at Four Winds New Buffalo.”