Ethics Across The Gaming Industry

ETHICS ACROSS THE GAMING INDUSTRY by Glenn E. Wichinsky and Keith C. Miller

All American law schools require a course called something like “Legal Ethics.” The class typically focuses on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for practicing attorneys and helps students prepare for one part of the bar examination process, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). The MPRE is a sixty-question, two-hour, multiple-choice examination that is designed “to measure the examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct.” As the administrators of the MPRE openly acknowledge, the “MPRE is not a test to determine an individual’s personal ethical values.” Rather, the test is “based on the law governing the conduct of lawyers.”

While it is understandable that law schools may emphasize the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for their students, this vision of ethics is far too narrow for those involved in the gaming industry. Given the range of careers in gaming, it is important to recognize that in addition to rules of ethics for lawyers, there is an ethic that informs many aspects of the gaming industry. This ethic often is not codified by law but is functionally affected by one’s role in the industry. Whatever one’s role might be, careful attention to values of fairness, balance, and morality helps to foster a more positive image of the industry as a form of regulated entertainment. This image is in marked contrast to the one that previously associated gaming with organized crime and unsavory individuals, and where questions as to the basic immorality of gambling were prominent. Ultimately, the “personal ethical values” of all in the gaming industry are tested and judged by society. This article will address a few of the settings where how we discharge our responsibilities plays a critical role in how our industry is perceived.

The Manufacturer
The first situation we consider involves a manufacturer of gaming hardware, that is, the cabinet that a game board is integrated into in order to create the completed gaming device. In some instances the gaming hardware manufacturer may design and manufacture the gaming cabinets and market the content of the customer’s game contained inside the cabinet. By integrating the games into the cabinets and displaying them at gaming expositions, the manufacturer may give added exposure to the customer’s game and help increase the market audience. This exposure redounds to the benefit of the hardware manufacturer as well if it causes the customer to order additional products from the manufacturer.

Does the gaming cabinet manufacturer in this situation have ethical obligations? To whom would they be owed? Even in the absence of specific statutes or regulations as to what game content may be publicly displayed, a manufacturer would have an ethical obligation not to display game content that might be attractive to an under-age audience. Along the same lines, what about game content that displayed matching symbols of partially clothed men or women as a primary game, with a secondary game involving animated rabbits? Though the manufacturer may not be prohibited from displaying this content, it might well conclude as a matter of ethics and standards of decency that such content was sexist and cast men or women in a bad light.

Also, a cabinet manufacturer will likely be applying the proprietary designs of several of its customers in the manufacturing process. While these designs are subject to intellectual property and patent protections, a scrupulous and ethical manufacturer will take steps to maintain the confidentiality of this information. For example, work will be segregated by customer, and access to the factory manufacturing floor will be carefully limited. Advanced scheduling of visits to the factory, a log which documents the company or entity that a visitor represents, and maintenance of overall security are steps reflecting an awareness of the critical role of ethics and confidentiality in the manufacturing process.

The Casino
The second setting for observing an ethic that informs gaming involves the casino itself. The goal of a casino owner and operator is to attract customers to and maintain their interest in the casino’s gaming machines and table games. Each game on the floor of a bricks and mortar casino must maintain a certain level of profit. This is based upon the win per day, per unit, and meeting or exceeding what is referred to as the “house average.” A profitable casino is one that attracts customers, offers games that have “player appeal,” and has a management team that develops and executes a good marketing plan, and makes intelligent line item budget decisions.

Where do ethics enter the decision-making process of casino owners and operators? The pursuit of the business objective—to create a financially successful and profitable casino enterprise, and provide partners and investors a reasonable return on their investment—needs to be balanced by concerns about taking advantage of vulnerable players. Vulnerable players are those who are inclined to spend more money gambling than their reasonable discretionary entertainment budget can support.

One specific example of the interests that need to be weighed in this situation concerns the placement of automatic teller machines (ATM) on the casino floor. From an operations point of view, the ATM provides a quick means for players to access cash from their personal bank accounts in order to play in the casino. The surcharge on each transaction becomes another income stream to the casino, an income stream that is a function of whether the ATM is owned by the casino, is leased, or is vendor operated.

From an ethical perspective, however, some casino operators might conclude that placement of an ATM on the casino floor provides too strong of an inducement for a player to gamble beyond his means. Locating the ATM off the casino floor gives a player an opportunity to reflect before withdrawing more cash to gamble. While this may be regarded as inconvenient to, and by, the player, it is a measured step to blunt the momentum that often accompanies excessive, that is, “problem” gambling. Some might argue that this is a vain effort to protect the player against himself. But it also reflects a process of making business judgments in a considered manner with ethical concerns being put in the balance.

Such judgments are also made by regulators. Current technology exists which would provide connectivity between a specific gaming device and a player’s personal credit or debit card. But regulators are properly concerned that this provides too ready a means for problem gamblers to access their funds. All members of the gaming industry are concerned about problem gambling. Some of the concern relates to a fear that problem gambling damages the industry’s image and can lead to oppressive regulation. But this does not detract from the fact that ethical considerations should be a conscious part of the decision-making process for all people in the gaming industry.

Where do ethics enter the decision-making process of casino owners and operators?The Promoters
Another issue that broadly implicates ethics in gaming relates to the promotion of legislation that would create or expand gaming in a jurisdiction. Those in the gaming industry need to be sensitive to concerns of how pervasive gaming activities should be in a community. For example, questions of geographic separation and concentration are the subject of legislative and regulatory actions often initiated by those seeking to develop casino properties. There is an important balance to strike in providing attractive opportunities for business operators and investors, but in such a way that lessens the overall impact on the community. This can include measures such as zoning ordinances that restrict billboard placement of advertising for gaming operations and location restrictions connected to the proximity to a school, church or synagogue. These actions need to be grounded on, among other factors, an ethic of concern for the overall well-being of the community. A responsible and measured approach that acknowledges these considerations will still permit the industry to expand and flourish.

The Compliance Committee Member
Finally, membership on a gaming compliance committee implicates a number of ethical obligations. A person may learn of sensitive information pertaining to the company’s internal or financial operations that cannot be disclosed to anyone outside the compliance committee. The obligation one owes as an attorney or as a business executive to maintain a high standard of ethics and to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive company information is paramount in maintaining the confidential interests of the parties involved.

Conclusion
A focus on an ethic of responsibility and balance by those in the gaming industry is not only the “right thing to do,” it will enhance the public’s perception of the industry. Rather than being an impediment to the gaming industry, this attention to ethics will promote a more durable, trusted, and yes, profitable enterprise.

Keith Miller is the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Law at Drake University.Keith Miller is the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Law at Drake University. He teaches in the gaming law area. Professor Miller is co-author of the casebook, The Law of Gambling and Regulated Gaming, published in 2010 by Carolina Academic Press. Professor Miller is Vice-President of Educator Affiliates for the International Masters of Gaming Law, the editor of the IMGL Global Gaming Law and Regulations, and the author of numerous articles on gaming law.
Glenn Wichinsky is a second-generation member of the gaming industry and has worked in many facets of the industry.Glenn Wichinsky is a second-generation member of the gaming industry and has worked in many facets of the industry. Mr. Wichinsky has been a licensed manufacturer, distributor and operator of electronic gaming equipment, has owned and operated two licensed casinos in the State of Nevada, and was a partner and a gaming law specialist for the national law firm of Howard & Howard. He now is President and General Counsel of Cole Kepro International, a major manufacturer of gaming cabinets with offices and facilities located in Las Vegas and in Taiwan.   https://globalgaminglawyer.com

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The Benefits of Renting a Forklift from G&W

G&W Equipment, Inc., is a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. G&W Equipment is an authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts and Jungheinrich forklifts

Flexibility is critical for businesses and renting forklifts can be a surprisingly easy way to cut costs on a short-term basis. However, to maximize the benefits you can gain from a short-term forklift rental, you need to understand lift truck rental agreements and how they align to the needs of your specific business.

BUSINESS FACTORS TO CONSIDER

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HOW MUCH TO RENT A FORKLIFT?

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UNDERSTANDING FORKLIFT RENTAL AGREEMENTS

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Art & Life with Lee Smith

Art & Life with Lee Smith

VoyageMIA did an article about me in their interview section today: http://voyagemia.com/interview/art-life-lee-smith/

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lee Smith.

Lee, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I enjoyed the outdoors starting at a young age. My photography career began when I was about ten years old with a little Kodak Instamatic camera. I would take that thing with me everywhere I went but could only take a few photos because the cost to buy and develop film, but I had fun, and my parents and sister enjoyed my photos.

I became a bit more serious with my photography after I graduated High School. In 1974, I would carry a camera when my friends were carrying surfboards to the beach. I would photograph the beach life from the shoreline as they surfed. Made loads for friends and had a great deal of fun. A few years ago, I posted some of those photos on Facebook, and my old friends went crazy looking at the old memories when times were so much simpler.

There was a break in my photography efforts due to work and education. It wasn’t until my marriage that I started shooting again. We would go out to different events, hang with friends and eventually honeymoon in Costa Rica. I would shoot when I wasn’t working. We eventually started our family having two children, and my photography was focused on my wife & kids. I spent a great deal of time capturing my kids growing up from behind the lens and have so many wonderful shots. It wasn’t until 2005 that I started shooting digitally with an inexpensive Canon A620 flip screen that changed my views on photography.

Today, I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark 4 with a select group of quality lens. After my kids moved out, I focus on landscape photography, capturing the Florida sunrises, wildlife, and trips with my wife out west.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
What I create. I really enjoy a beautiful sunrise. I try to visit different places to capture how the morning light evolves into a day with the changing colors of the morning.

I also enjoy capturing the night skies, cityscapes, and the moon on occasion.
How do I create my work?
I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 and a Sony A6500 to capture images and timelapses. I use Adobe Photoshop to process the images to get them looking like what I saw.

Why?
I enjoy making capturing images and producing something that makes people smile and to bring a little happiness back into this world.

What’s the message or inspiration?
My message is to enjoy this beautiful world we live in. To treat it with respect, because mankind is destroying this planet at a rapid pace. The images I capture of places may one day become only a memory of what once stood in that spot.

What do you hope people take away from it?
I hope my photos inspire us to recognize that we all have a responsibility to protect the places we live in. We are all shepherds of this earth. We need to do our best to clean up after ourselves and not pollute the environment. Mankind has done terrible things to this world. It is up to us and future generations to protect this planet.

What should we know about your artwork?
I love what I do, and I spend an enormous amount of time capturing my images. I hope my images inspire people to slow down, take a deep breath and to enjoy the moment.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Yes, it can be lonely being a landscape photographer, but I think that can be part of the allure of being a photographer.

I have found that it’s easy to meet up with other photographers by simply introducing yourself and find out where others may be on a weekend shoot on social media like Facebook & Instagram, Or just go to the places people post images and you will find people there on the weekends photographing something – Landscapes, wildlife, sports, and events.

Now landscape photography is much different than photographing a wedding, an event, portraits, sporting events, real estate or any other photographic avenues. The best thing about photography is that you can pick and choose what you wish to do and what you like to photograph. Photography is a passion. It can display your character or even your soul. The main thing is to have fun and enjoy the time you are out with your camera.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have several Social Media accounts that people can follow me on:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/LeeSmithPhotos/

Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/smittysholdings/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/leesmithphotos2017/

Currently, I only have my artwork for sale on my website https://www.leesmithphotos.com/.
I am looking into several galleries to start showing my work.

Contact Info:

A sunny day on the beach of Key Biscayne, with the old Cape Florida Lighthouse standing proudly against the Clouds.
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The Umbrella Sky Project art installation is at Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables and will be in place for the next two months - photos by Lee Smith.
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When the balloons align and these seem just right - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico
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The sunset off Bahia Honda Bridge in the Florida Keys
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The Florida Everglades on a foggy morning at Sunrise - Everglades National Park, photo by Lee Smith
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A view of the Hillsboro Inlet lighthouse from the beach
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A moring where the clouds help create the beams of light from the sun. Matheson Hammock in Miami, Florida
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High Cost of Forklift Abuse by G&W Equipment

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Causes Of Forklift Truck And Facility Damage

1. Poor Floor Conditions:

    • Driving forklifts over debris such as wood, plastic wrap, twine and banding can cause radiator or axle damage.
    • If debris is blown into the engine compartment, it can also destroy the cooling system and cause engine failure.

2. Improper Operating Practices:

    • Congested work areas can cause impact damage to product, lift trucks or facilities.
    • Losing control of the forklift can cause product damage or personal injury.
    • Any impact to the forklift can damage tires, wheels, body panels, frame parts, forks, attachments and the load backrest.

3. Unsafe Lifting and Speed:

    • Serious damage or personal injury can occur when forklift trucks operate at high lift and travel speeds.
    • Tip overs can also result from raising a heavy load while traveling too fast.

4. Incorrect Equipment or Options:

    • Using the wrong equipment for the job can cause premature wear and failure to major components.
    • Proper equipment selection helps ensure efficient forklift truck operation and performance, and helps to lower overall maintenance costs.
    • Operating forklifts with worn or incorrect tires can be a major contributor to your maintenance expense.

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Six Reasons to Choose Jungheinrich Forklifts

Jungheinrich offer customized solutions that simplify your material handling needs – Counterbalanced Forklifts, Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks, Electric Tuggers, Walkie Jacks & Stackers. Our EXTENSIVE line of forklifts is well-suited to diverse product applications, from stacking and order picking to warehousing and food processing.

  • Greater Uptime Due to Longer Planned Maintenance Intervals
    • Jungheinrich EFG 2 series of electric pneumatic forklifts have 1,000 hours Planned Maintenance (PM) intervals
      • Others in the industry offer 500-hour intervals (50% more than the EFG 2)
      • Jungheinrich’s longer service intervals mean less downtime for maintenance and cost savings with fewer service intervals.
  • Maintenance cost savings
    • Easy access to the engine and other key lift truck components during maintenance makes it easy-to-service. This saves time and reduces maintenance cost over the long run
  • Jungheinrich’s 2 Shifts, 1 Charge Guarantee = greater cost savings
    • Fewer batteries means less time changing/recharging batteries
    • Fewer batteries frees up storage space that can now be used for product storage
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  • Operator Costs
    • Less battery changing over time means the operator spends more time working
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Conduct Forklift Inspections Before the Problems Happen

Did you know that you can increase efficiency and profitability of your operation by regularly inspecting the forklifts in your fleet?
Conduct Inspections Before the Problems Happen by G&W Equipment, Inc

Did you know that you can increase efficiency and profitability of your operation by regularly inspecting the forklifts in your fleet? Doing so can help you identify preventative or routine maintenance needs before they become a larger concern.

Here are a few of the critical lift truck components to check:

Tilt Cylinders

Look for oil leaks or damage; leaks can be external or inside the cylinder.
If you see signs of leaks or damage, you need to either replace the seals or the lift truck’s entire cylinder assembly.

Chains

Check for signs of wear or damage.
Use a chain wear gauge – if wear is beyond 2%, replace the chain.
Replace kinked or rusted chains.

Forklift Mast

Make sure the mast moves up, down, forward and back smoothly.
If the sliding surfaces are binding, you may need to lubricate. After lubricating, raise and lower the mast and tilt it forward and back a few times to get lubricant into the fittings.

Forks

Look for cracks, damage and wear.
Replace forks if there is wear beyond 10%. Bent forks, uneven fork tines or indications that the forks have been modified by cutting or welding near the tip indicate that the forks should also be replaced.

Our trained service technicians can walk you through proper forklift inspection techniques or help your business select the right planned forklift maintenance schedule for your needs.
Call us Today at  (704) 394-6316 or contact us with out online form request to schedule a forklift maintenance.

 

G&W Equipment, Inc. - Conduct Forklift Inspections Before the Problems Happen

G&W Equipment, Inc.
600 Lawton Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216
704-394-6316

https://www.gwequip.com/lift-truck-inspections/