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BMM Testlabs Hosts NIGA Commissioner Certification Masters Class

BMM Testlabs Hosts NIGA Commissioner Certification Masters Class

BMM Testlabs Hosts NIGA Commissioner Certification Masters Class

BMM Testlabs hosted the NIGA Commissioner Certification Masters Class on October 24-26, 2018 at BMM headquarters in Las Vegas. Director, Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio commented, “BMM was very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with NIGA for this training. Developing and providing classes such as these help to ensure that Tribal Regulators have the tools and insight needed to successfully ensure the assets of their Tribal Gaming enterprise.” The National Indian Gaming Association Seminar Series is a four-part certification program. The Master Class is the final class of the series, on this occasion it was lead by BMM’s Director, Technical Compliance, Peter Nikiper. DiLascio continued, “BMM’s VP, Technical Compliance, Floyd Barroga delivered the NIGA Level 1 Leadership Alignment Workshop also this week, at the South Point Hotel and Casino. After the three-day class, we had the honor of assisting NIGA with presenting each participant with a certificate.” DiLascio concluded, “BMM is committed to Tribal Regulatory education and we plan to continue hosting and assisting NIGA educational events. Events such as these help to ensure that Tribal Regulators have full access to further education, and are staying ahead of the technology curve for new gaming products. The NIGA Commissioner Certification Program is something BMM is very proud to participate in and we are thankful that NIGA chose our team of experts to provide the courses.” The Masters Class provides a deep dive into: Conducting a Gaming Floor Audit An Online Accounting System Audit A Promotional System Audit Class II Systems & Audits Class II Math Percentages & Odds For further information on NIGA Education classes and other Regulatory classes offered by BMM, please contact: Jodi DiLascio ...

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BMM’s Director Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio Awarded the 2018 AISES Corporate Partner Service Award

BMM’s Director Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio Awarded the 2018 AISES Corporate Partner Service Award

BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce that Director Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio was presented with the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Corporate Partner Service Award 2018, on October 6 at the AISES National Conference Closing Banquet at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. DiLascio commented, “It is an honor to to have received the 2018 AISES Corporate Partner Service Award. BMM has incredible respect for the work of AISES and we’re committed to working with organizations that assist STEM programs.” Dr. Twyla Baker, Chair, AISES Board of Directors elaborated, “AISES has found an amazing partner in BMM Testlabs to help us fulfill our mission of increasing Native people in the STEM disciplines and careers in the Casino Gaming Industry. AISES was thrilled to offer an internship with BMM Testlabs this past summer. BMM has shown that they care about supporting emerging Indigenous STEM talent and that they are willing to use their resources and infrastructure to help change lives. We appreciate this spirit of inclusiveness and greatly value our relationship with Jodi DiLascio and the other members of BMM...

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BMM Testlabs – The Original Test Lab Since 1981 at G2E 2018

BMM Testlabs – The Original Test Lab Since 1981 at G2E 2018

BMM Testlabs, the gaming industry’s best test lab and product compliance consultancy, is pleased to announce its participation at G2E in the Las Vegas Sands Expo, October 8 – 11, 2018. President and CEO, Martin Storm commented, “This year has been an exceptional year for BMM. We’ve provided services for every major manufacturer in the world and grown significantly as a company, driving innovation across industry testing.” Storm added, “Over the last year, BMM has enjoyed major expansion within its U.S, Canadian and Australian businesses. In Europe, we’ve grown in both Spain and Italy, and opened a new test lab in Romania. Additionally, BMM has led some very interesting initiatives including a whitepaper series and an educational partnership with the AGA. It’s also worth noting that BMM experts have spoken and presented at every major global gaming event this year.” Storm continued, “We’re excited to expand across new fronts such as sports betting and the online space, both in the US and Europe, with services and service that are second to none. In today’s market, our partners require quality, velocity and cost efficiencies. BMM is laser-focused on bringing these three attributes to every client, every day.” Visit BMM at G2E 2018 at booth #2230 October 8: 12pm-1:30pm: Global Gaming Awards powered by Gambling Insider, where BMM Testlabs has been nominated as an industry leading, ‘Responsible Company’ 4:45pm-5:45pm: BMM sponsors the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction where Senior Manager, Education, Robin Bernhard will moderate a discussion, ‘Sports Betting: What are the Health Risks?’ featuring speakers, Joseph Asher, CEO, William Hill US and Debi LaPlante, PhD, Harvard Medical School Room: Marco Polo 804 October 9: 2pm-2:45pm: Senior Manager, Education, Robin Bernhard will speak on a G2E panel, ‘Customer Experience is Not One Size Fits All: Delivering Exceptional and Customized Service to WOW All Customers’ Room: Veronese 2403 3:30pm-3:45pm: Technical Project Manager, Tony McLaughlin will present at the AGA Innovation Lab on, ‘The Why’s of Analytics within our Quality Assurance Process’ October 10: 11:30am-1:45pm: BMM partners with the AGA at the Regulatory Roundtable, speakers including COO, Travis Foley and VP Technical Compliance, Floyd Barroga 1:30pm-2:15pm: COO, Travis Foley will speak at the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) on ‘A Balanced Regulatory Approach in the Midst of Shifting Market Trends and Evolving Technologies’ 4:00pm: Patrick Pocalyko will speak at the AGA Innovation Lab on ‘Cyber...

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Commentary on Sports Betting from BMM Sponsored Panel at IMGL 2018

Commentary on Sports Betting from BMM Sponsored Panel at IMGL 2018

BMM Testlabs had the pleasure to participate at IMGL 2018 in Prague on September 6-8. BMM served as sponsors for the US Sports Betting panel with Director of iGaming and New Product Strategy, Filippo Ferri as a panelist. Ferri commented, “As always, the IMGL conference was very successful for BMM. We truly enjoy meeting with our European clients and letting them know what the most recent developments in our industry are, specifically sports betting in the US. BMM is one of only two laboratories that can test sports betting platforms in the US and our staff are the most reputable and knowledgeable professionals on sport betting.” Ferri participated in the panel ‘Sports Betting in the USA: Now that the Gloves are Off…Who Wins?’, along with Marc Ellinger, a Partner at Ellinger and Associates, LLC; Jeremy Kleiman, Lawyer at Saiber LLC; Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, Senior Partner at Snell & Wilmer, and Keith Miller, Professor of Law at Drake University. They discussed the impact on individual states now open for sports betting and who the winners and losers will be in the short and long term. Ellinger, a Partner in Ellinger and Associates, LLC, in Jefferson City, Missouri moderated the panel and commented, “The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Christie v. NCAA, the fifty states and the related tribes find themselves in a new world where they are independently in control of their ability to authorize sports betting. Every state is different and the tribes are all different, so it is likely to see a variety of sports betting regimes and regulatory schemes all across the United States. One thing is for sure, sports betting is going to expand across the nation.” Kleiman, a Gaming Lawyer at the New Jersey law firm Saiber LLC, stated, “Sports betting in the U.S. will continue to be linked to land-based casino licenses in most jurisdictions. There are opportunities for European operators not yet in the market, but they will need to enter into commercial partnerships with casinos. Moreover, although the U.S. licensing regimes are burdensome, a gambling license from a major U.S. jurisdiction is a credential that will help non-U.S. operators to reach commercial agreements.” McNeil Staudenmaier, a Senior Partner based in the Phoenix, Arizona office of the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, added, “Literally every Native American Tribe in the United States is considering whether to undertake sports betting at their tribal casino operations. At present, there are nearly 500 tribal casinos in the United States which generated approximately $32.4 billion in gaming revenue in 2017. The Mississippi Choctaw Tribe commenced their sports betting operations in late August 2018. Other tribes are likely to follow suit in the near future. Before being able to offer sports betting at their tribal casinos, the Tribes need to first determine whether sports betting is permitted by the applicable Tribal-State Compact and the Tribal Gaming Ordinance. If not, the Tribe will need to negotiate an amendment to the Compact with the State and then obtain approval from the United States Secretary of the Interior. The Ordinance likewise will require an amendment and approval by the National Indian Gaming Commission. If a State is seeking to conduct sports betting off reservation, the State will need to review the Tribal-State Compact for any “exclusivity” issues.” Professor Miller concluded, “The Supreme Court decision may have opened opportunities for states to offer sports betting, but states should not view sports betting as a means of generating large tax revenues. Sports books are not especially profitable and the states may be disappointed if expectations for taxes are too high.” Look...

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BMM Testlabs Welcomes Daniel Magarinos as Sales Manager, South America

BMM Testlabs Welcomes Daniel Magarinos as Sales Manager, South America

BMM Testlabs is proud to welcome Daniel Magarinos to the South American team as Sales Manager. Marzia Turrini, SVP Business Development, Europe & South America commented, “We are thrilled to have Daniel join BMM South America. His gaming experience matched with his knowledge of the region makes him a great asset. The industry is growing rapidly in South America and South American manufacturers know that BMM can take their products all over the world given our access to over 450 gaming markets. We know Daniel will do a great job representing BMM.” Magarinos has over 12 years of professional experience in the gaming environment. Previously he worked for a distributor of Atronic, Bally, JCM and ELO Touch and is also the founder of Pallana S.A., a distributor of Euro Games Technology and Transact in Uruguay. Additionally Magarinos worked at Citibank Uruguay in the Technology and Cash Management Department for almost 20 years and has acted as Country Implementation Manager for the electronic banking project, CITIDIRECT. “I’m very pleased to take the role of Sales Manager for South America at BMM. This is a very exciting time for the Latin American market and I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience to support BMM’s new and existing customers in the region. No gaming lab tests and certifies better than BMM.” concluded...

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