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Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director steps down

8 November 2006
November 26 will mark the end of Dan Gustafson's four-year run as Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board. On November 27, Gustafson will succeed Reginald Carter as the new President and CEO of the Health Care Association of Michigan. Gustafson was appointed executive director of the Board on Nov. ... (read more)
 

Ohio's Issue 3 Could Bring New Competition

25 October 2006
Ten years ago this November, Michigan voters approved Proposal 3 which allowed for casino style wagering in Detroit. As the 2006 election day draws near, residents in the state of Ohio are preparing to weigh in on whether the state should allow up to 31,500 slot machines at nine locations throughout Ohio. ... (read more)
 

Congress Passes Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006

11 October 2006
On Sept. 29, the United States Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 as part of an overall port security bill. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., spearheaded the effort to gain passage of the measure before Congress recessed for the upcoming November elections. ... (read more)
 

Post Labor Day School Start Helps Michigan Tourism Industry

27 September 2006
Last fall, the Michigan legislature passed a law requiring Michigan's public schools to postpone school start dates to after Labor Day beginning with the 2006-07 school year. According to a survey by the Michigan Hotel, Motel & Resort Association (MHMRA), the new law has fulfilled expectations by boosting the state's tourism industry this past summer. ... (read more)
 

$1 Million Awarded to Study Gambling Disorders

13 September 2006
On September 6, 2006, the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders announced that $1 million in new research grants had been awarded to eight universities including the University of Michigan. The grants, awarded on behalf of the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), bring the organization's total dollar amount awarded since 1996 to nearly $10 million. ... (read more)
 

National Center for Responsible Gaming is Accepting Nominations for Scientific Achievement Awards

30 August 2006
Since 2002, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has hosted an annual "Scientific Achievement Awards" program to formally honor those individuals who have made exceptional scientific contributions to the field of gambling research. The NCRG is an entity which was founded in 1996 with a mission ... (read more)
 

Global Gaming Expo Shifts to November

16 August 2006
This year, the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will be held from Nov. 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The G2E, organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, is the world's largest trade show for the gaming-entertainment industry. The move to November is expected to be permanent and organizers of the event are hopeful it will help the continued growth of the event. ... (read more)
 

Gaming Responsibly: Education Week August 7-11

2 August 2006
The issue of problem gambling is one that is of concern to everyone involved with the gaming industry. As a way to draw attention to this important issue and assist individuals that need help, the commercial casino industry will be holding the ninth annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), held Aug. ... (read more)
 

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act

19 July 2006
On July 11, 2006, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 317-93 to pass the "Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act." The Bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Jim Leach, R-Iowa, is similar to a Bill sponsored by Sen. Jon Kyl, D-Ariz., currently pending in the U.S. Senate. ... (read more)

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David Waddell
David Waddell is an attorney for Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C. (RMC), which assists businesses in navigating the legislative, regulatory and licensing systems governing Michigan’s commercial and tribal casino industries. He is the co-author of The State of Michigan Gaming Law Legal Resource Book and one of the founders of The Michigan Gaming Newsletter.

David Waddell Websites:

www.michigangaming.com
David Waddell
David Waddell is an attorney for Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C. (RMC), which assists businesses in navigating the legislative, regulatory and licensing systems governing Michigan’s commercial and tribal casino industries. He is the co-author of The State of Michigan Gaming Law Legal Resource Book and one of the founders of The Michigan Gaming Newsletter.

David Waddell Websites:

www.michigangaming.com