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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

Commercial Waterproofing and Roofing Consultants – South Florida

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BENCHMARK CONSULTING GROUP, INC. exists to provide the best professional guidance to our commercial clients, in the design, analysis and the asset management of their roofing and waterproofing needs.

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A roof system is a building asset. Owners today recognize the significance of the investment they have made in protecting their building and its contents from water damage, in terms of both the roof’s cost and its replacement value. Even though a manufacturer’s or contractor’s warranty may have been purchased, the building owner continues to be responsible for proper roof care and maintenance.

As a result, Owners are now routinely implementing scheduled roof inspection and maintenance programs. Commercial Roof Consultants can be a valuable resource in providing assistance to owners in developing roof maintenance programs and an effective plan of action.

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The primary function of building envelope is to protect against water intrusion. When a building envelope fails, the results are often costly, dramatic and disastrous. Poorly designed or maintained building envelopes can leave a trail of litigious problems that can take years and many dollars to diagnose and repair. Below grade waterproofing can also be a source of a building Owner’s nightmares.

By performing due diligence inspections and developing a written plan of action, a commercial waterproofing consultant can reduce or eliminate a building Owner’s exposure.

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Pavers that are not sealed annually will fade. Typically it only takes 5-7 years before they will show very noticeable signs of lost color. Most people don’t realize this until it’s too late. In the past, the only thing available to restore faded pavers, would be to STAIN the pavers. Staining paver amounts to PAINTING pavers. The previous solution of staining pavers results in an un-natural painted look, the surface is slippery, and typically does not last long, especially vehicular pavers as the paint will lift with hot tires.

We have to promote our process as ‘staining’, for the search engines. However, our process is a unique paver dyeing process. You’ve seen painted sidewalks that require constant re-painting or re-staining. Staining pavers is the same as painting a sidewalk, which is why we developed our paver dyeing process. Our process penetrates into the faded paver for long lasting results. Consider having to SEAL pavers every year. We’re seeing results of 5+ years with our patented paver dyeing process.

For this reason, we have developed a DYEING process to restore faded pavers. National Sealing is the largest paver sealing Co in the US and mobilizes across the US and abroad with our patented Paver DYEING Process. Our process not only restores badly faded pavers to give new life, but also seals and protects from further fading & staining.

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Benchmark Consulting Group

BENCHMARK CONSULTING GROUP, INC. exists to provide the best professional guidance to our clients, in the design, consulting and the asset management of their roofing and waterproofing needs. We recognize that our growth and success will be based on our capabilities to completely satisfy our client’s requirements and achieving the maximum potential of our client’s funds.

  • We will provide specialized, professional, roofing consulting services to our client’s requirements.
  • Our dealings with our clients will be marked by professionalism, honesty, hard work and a respect for our clients needs.
  • We will maintain high levels of productivity, efficiency and professionalism and constantly strive to improve our service.
  • We will continuously reinvest in the company to maintain and improve our ability to service our clients and to insure the business grows.
  • We will be honest, open and respectful to our employees and will encourage mutual concern for health, safety, productivity and accomplishment.

A commercial roof system is a building asset. Owners today recognize the significance of the investment they have made in protecting their building and its contents from water damage, in terms of both the roof’s cost and its replacement value. Even though a manufacturer’s or roofing contractor’s warranty may have been purchased, the commercial building owner continues to be responsible for proper roof care and maintenance.

As a result, Owners are now routinely implementing scheduled commercial roof inspection and maintenance programs. Commercial Roof Consultants, can be a valuable resource in providing assistance to owners in developing roof maintenance programs and an effective plan of action.

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5400 South University Drive, Suite 407A
Davie, Florida 33328
Phone: (954) 476-0801
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The Casino Gaming Industry — A Generational Perspective

By Glenn E. Wichinsky

As a second generation gaming executive, I have witnessed incredible changes in the casino gaming industry. While these changes have often been difficult for me to fully take in and comprehend, I think they can be best understood by taking a long view of how the casino industry has evolved.

My father, Mickey Wichinsky, was an early pioneer of the Nevada gaming industry and began his journey through the gaming industry at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the mid-1950s. During my early teen years, I would travel to Las Vegas to visit him and stay at the Sands Hotel. These were the times of the Rat Pack, with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., often in plain view on the casino floor and hotel premises where they entertained friends and guests.

Dress attire was more formal and classy in the hotels during this era and the casinos preferred to cater to the high rollers. Guests were paged over the public address system when they were receiving a phone call through the hotel operator. Cellular technology and smart phones were in the unimaginable future, and the younger generation had not become what rock star Tom Petty calls “palm gazers.” This was a time where people went to majestic hotels and elegant casinos to be seen and entertained. A walk through the now extinct Riviera Hotel and Casino evidenced brilliant plush red carpets and crystal chandeliers. Patrons were expected to conform to a dress code. There was live entertainment and headliners to enjoy, with musicians and live orchestras accompanying them in their showroom performances.

Times have now changed: the names of headline entertainers are no longer as prevalent on hotel signage as they once were; orchestras are no longer a fixture of live entertainment venues; and the observed dress code that is now more commonplace with many guests and patrons in a hotel and casino involves wearing tee shirts, shorts, a baseball cap and carrying a can of beer.

Gaming, in some manner and fashion, has always had an attraction in society. To some, it was an opportunity to become lucky at a game of chance and to walk away with unexpected riches. To others, it can be a means of escaping the challenges we face in life, to place cash or other monetary consideration into a gaming device and to press a button endlessly into the day or evening while staring into some foreign or distant space. Yes, there are still serious gaming players that you will observe in the casinos, but there are also many casino guests and patrons who sit in front of a gaming machine and play the game just to pass time. Often, when successful in winning their jackpots, many do not even fully comprehend why they even won. It is entertainment at some level within a person’s own mind.

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Glenn Wichinsky is recognized for his specialization in the fields of Gaming Law, Gaming Regulation and Compliance and International Business Development. He is a licensed attorney in the states of Nevada and Florida, a long term member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an AV rated preeminent attorney by Martindale- Hubbell, and is also a second generation Nevada gaming executive.Glenn was conferred his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.

GLENN E. WICHINSKY
Attorney at Law

Gaming Law & Consulting – International Business Development

21218 St. Andrews Boulevard, Suite 708
Boca Raton, Florida 33433 USA
+1 702-250-0873

Admitted in Florida and Nevada Member International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)

National Sealing has a Proprietary Non Slip Application

National Sealing has a proprietary non slip application and mobilizes throughout the US and abroad with our durable anti slip process. No other coating process can claim the unique product features and benefits that National Sealing’s coating offers. A coating that will withstand the damaging effects of chemical abuse, abrasion, and ablation, intense heat, ultra-violet light exposures and corrosive degradation.

This is an example of a 5 star hotel that recently renovated. The high end Presidential Suite had porcelain tile that was very slippery. National Sealing was contracted to provide our proprietary non slip application.

National Sealing has a proprietary non slip application National Sealing has a proprietary non slip application National Sealing has a proprietary non slip application There are two components to a non slip application. The first component is what material is being used to adhere to the substrate. Common ‘sealers’ will not adhere to surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, terrazzo, VCT and various other surfaces. All sealers are temporary and typically will last 1-2 years. National Sealing uses a 3 part ‘coating’ process vs. sealer. Our durable coating is mixed on site, and had hardeners that allow our coating to ‘grip’ to various surfaces that a sealer cannot.

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There exists no other company in the US that has access to, or applies our coatings other than National Sealing’s trained applicators.

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Professional Commercial Roofing Consultants

Benchmark Consulting GroupBENCHMARK CONSULTING GROUP, INC. provides the best professional guidance to our clients, in the design, analysis and the asset management of their roofing and waterproofing needs. We recognize that our growth and success will be based on our capabilities to completely satisfy our client’s requirements and achieving the maximum potential of our client’s funds.

A roof system is a building asset. Owners today recognize the significance of the investment they have made in protecting their building and its contents from water damage, in terms of both the roof’s cost and its replacement value. Even though a manufacturer’s or contractor’s warranty may have been purchased, the building owner continues to be responsible for proper roof care and maintenance.

As a result, Owners are now routinely implementing scheduled roof inspection and maintenance programs. Roof Consultants can be a valuable resource in providing assistance to owners in developing roof maintenance programs and an effective plan of action.

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Assist the building Owner in making an informed decision on the direction of their goals, by evaluating and analyzing all data pertaining to the existing ROOFING and WATERPROOFING condition of their building.

PLANNING
Benchmark Consulting Group will develop an efficient plan of action, over an established period time, to best achieve the building Owner’s goals.

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Our experience in this industry will aide you in establishing budgets in the most cost effective way. From present day spending, to creating a funding program for future projects, Benchmark Consulting Group can guide you through the process.

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Our long term relationship with manufacturers provides customers with an immediate benefit in choosing the proper product for a specific application. Maximizing dollars spent versus the product used as well as evaluating and analyzing manufacturer’s warranties.

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