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AGA releases "Facts at Your Fingertips"

2 April 2007
Recently, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new publication entitled "Facts at Your Fingertips", a must read publication for anyone involved in the gaming industry. In a comprehensive fashion, the publication dispels many of the common misperceptions about the industry, and provides readers ... (read more)
 

Mich. governor signs compact with Gun Lake Tribe

14 March 2007
Last Friday, Governor Granholm and D.K. Sprague, the Tribal Chairman of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indian Tribe, known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced that they had signed a historic Class III gaming compact to authorize casino gaming at the tribe's proposed site in Wayland Township, ... (read more)
 

Mich. lottery seeks further growth of contributions to school aid fund

28 February 2007
A little more than four years ago, Governor Granholm appointed Gary Peters to the position of Lottery Commissioner. At the time, the Detroit casinos were relatively new, and many thought the state lottery could be facing a serious decline in revenue given the new competition. Mr. Peters had just narrowly ... (read more)
 

Court rules National Labor Relations Act applies to California casino

14 February 2007
Last Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled with respect to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in California, that the tribe's gambling operations are not exempt from the National Labor Relations Act. The ruling will provide unions with support for the proposition ... (read more)
 

Four Winds Casino first new Michigan casino to open since 2000

31 January 2007
In August 2007, the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan, is slated to open its doors to the public. It will be the first casino to open in the state since Greektown Casino in November of 2000. The casino, being developed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and managed by Lakes Entertainment, ... (read more)
 

Odawa Casino Resort announces job fairs

17 January 2007
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, which owns and operates Victories Casino and Hotel, is in the process of constructing a new resort, Odawa Casino Resort on Cemetery Road near Petoskey, Michigan. As the Tribe gears up for the opening of the new resort, it has announced that it will be holding ... (read more)
 

Detroit's Don Barden Awarded Pennsylvania Gaming License

3 January 2007
Late last month, on his 63rd Birthday, Detroit casino developer Don Barden was awarded a license to build a $450 million casino in Pittsburgh's North Shore. In total, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded 11 permanent slots licenses. Barden's PITG Gaming LLC (PITG) license was one of five slots ... (read more)
 

Many changes at Casino Windsor

20 December 2006
Last Friday, government, business and community leaders gathered at Casino Windsor for the unveiling of the casino's new 9,454 square-foot Rotunda. Attendees were also taken by surprise when the casino announced another significant change - Casino Windsor would be changing its name to Ceasars Windsor ... (read more)
 

AGA Announces Communications Awards Winners

6 December 2006
During November's Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the American Gaming Association (AGA) recognized the importance of communications to the gaming industry with the sixth annual AGA Communications Awards. The awards, which recognize outstanding corporate communications and advertising in the gaming industry, were presented on Nov. ... (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