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GT’s Carl Fornaris Moderates Panel at IAGA, Featured in Gambling Compliance

The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) held its 36th annual International Gaming Summit May 30-June 1, 2017. The IAGA Summit brings leaders from all global gaming sectors together, providing a unique opportunity to discuss recent and significant issues and challenges facing the gaming industry. At the Summit, Greenberg Traurig’s Carl A. Fornaris, co-chair of … Continue Reading

Nevada Gaming Commission Provides More Flexibility in Considering Gaming Applicants

The Nevada Gaming Control Act (Act) requires an applicant for a gaming license or other approval to appear first before the Nevada Gaming Control Board (Board) on the application. The applicant has the burden of proof and must affirmatively seek the Board’s support and its recommendation to the Nevada Gaming Commission (Commission). The Board can … Continue Reading

Nevada Redefines a Gaming Device Manufacturer

Assembly Bill 75 was signed into law on May 23, 2017, by Nevada Governor Sandoval. As previously reported, Assembly Bill 75 would amend what is considered “manufactur[ing]” under the Nevada Gaming Control Act. The proposed amendment would narrow the scope of developers involved in the gaming device manufacturing process that would need to be licensed … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Mark Clayton Speaks About the Upcoming IAGA Conference Agenda

“Our 2017 program agenda focuses on critical issues facing gaming, with the discussions benefitting from the deep experience of our international panelists,” said Mark Clayton, a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig and co-chair of the International Gaming Summit committee. “As gaming continues to expand globally, staying abreast of critical issues like the latest anti-money laundering and … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Advises on Hard Rock Cafe Purchase of Trump Taj Mahal Casino

With Greenberg’s help, Hard Rock International and two partners closed on the joint-venture deal on March 31—a venture that local officials are hoping will lead to an economic rebirth in the region and give other investors a reason to return to Atlantic City. “This is the first significant investment in Atlantic City by a new … Continue Reading

Update on Pending Nevada Legislation to Redefine a Gaming Device Manufacturer

As previously reported, Assembly Bill 75 would amend what is considered “manufactur[ing]” under the Nevada Gaming Control Act. The proposed amendment would narrow the scope of developers involved in the gaming device manufacturing process that would need to be licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission as “manufacturers.” Assembly Bill 75 has passed the Nevada Assembly … Continue Reading

The Nevada Gaming Control Board Recommences Testing Gaming Technology

In 2013, the Nevada Legislature authorized independent test labs (ITL) registered with the Nevada Gaming Commission to test gambling games and gaming technology that would be used in Nevada for compliance with the Nevada regulatory requirements. Effective April 1, 2017, manufacturers may request either the Nevada Gaming Control Board (Board) Technology Division or a registered … Continue Reading

Proposed Nevada Legislation to Redefine a Gaming Device Manufacturer

On April 3, 2017, the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 75 (2017), which would, among other amendments, amend the current definition of who is a “manufacturer” of a gaming device, cashless wagering system, mobile gaming system, or interactive gaming system for use or play in Nevada. Currently, as defined, an entity that manufactures … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Spoke at the FIBA Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference

Greenberg Traurig was a proud sponsor and participant at the FIBA (Florida International Bankers Association) Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference on March 6 – 8 at the InterContinental Miami. Rudolph W. Giuliani, chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice and former New York City Mayor, delivered the keynote address on how the 2016 … Continue Reading

ICE VOX Holds Panel on the Role of Regulation in Creating a Healthy Gaming Market

On Feb. 7, ICE VOX in association with the International Association of Gaming Advisers held their World Regulatory Briefing in London. The event included a panel entitled “Talking Heads: What is the Perfect Regulatory Eco-System That Promotes Healthy Markets, Player Protection and Integrity for the Industry.” This panel served as part of an ongoing discussion … Continue Reading

Nevada’s “Fast Track” for New Gaming Devices

Prior to a gaming device being given final approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission, the device must successfully pass a “field trial.” This field trial allows the gaming device to be deployed in a casino and played by casino patrons. Upon the successful completion of the field trial, the Nevada Gaming Commission will consider granting … Continue Reading

Online Gambling in the UK – CMA Investigates Consumer Protection Concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently launched an investigation into the treatment of customers by online gambling companies. This is in response to concerns raised by the Gambling Commission that certain aspects of behaviour by online gambling companies, including misleading promotions, unfair terms, and the blocking of payouts might be breaching consumer … Continue Reading

Watch Out for Illegal Gambling in Your Casino

You own a casino. You have a license for gambling. You want to run a promotional sweepstakes tied to your member/loyalty cards. Consumers enter the drawing each time they use their member/loyalty card to gamble or to buy goods or services at your casino.  No problem, right? Maybe. The answer will depend on which state you are in. In Nevada, … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Loretta Tuell Recognized at American Gaming Association Global Gaming Expo

DENVER – Oct. 17, 2016 – Shareholder Loretta A. Tuell, of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was recognized for her leadership in Indian Country gaming during this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Tuell is a member of Greenberg Traurig’s American Indian Law Practice and Global Gaming Practice. Tuell focuses her practice … Continue Reading

UK to Implement Fourth Money Laundering Directive, Presenting an Opportunity for the Gaming Sector to Provide Input

The current EU Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) measures are contained in the Third Money Laundering Directive (3MLD). 3MLD was implemented into UK law by the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Terrorism Act 2000. These Regulations promote a proportionate risk-based approach that requires relevant businesses and individuals … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Erica Okerberg Receives “40 Under 40 Award”

Erica Okerberg, an associate in the Las Vegas office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been chosen by Global Gaming Business (GGB) Magazine’s advisory board as one of their “40 Under 40.” The entire list of 40 Under 40 honorees will be published in the November issue of GGB Magazine. Honorees were recognized … Continue Reading

Brexit: Implications for the Gaming Industry

This note addresses the impact of Brexit on the gaming industry. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK’s referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. In particular, it considers the … Continue Reading
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