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AGEM Key Board of Directors Actions

AGEM Key Board of Directors Actions

• Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, made a brief presentation to thank AGEM for its support of the Executive Development Program. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Bill Eadington of the University of Nevada, Reno, the annual 10-day event held at Lake Tahoe features an all-star team of industry presenters. Various AGEM members have attended the program and endorse its merits. AGEM is also a founding “pillar” of the International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV, having pledged 0,000 over two years. Launched a few months ago, the center is running well under the guidance of Executive Director Andre Wilsenach. Former AGEM General Counsel Mark Lerner has been tabbed with a prestigious “fellow” position at the new center.

• The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee first met March 7 in Las Vegas and will meet again three more times this year before making recommendations for the Nevada legislature to consider when it goes back in session in 2017. AGEM compiled initial input from various suppliers, and after consideration, has revised some of the content. The revised “wish list” of items will be presented directly to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

• AGEM worked closely with the organizers of the SEGOB conference, held May 17-18 in Mexico City. The event was expected to be well-attended, with regulators from 12 countries confirmed. Featured roundtable discussions with suppliers and operator trade groups covered topics such as Latin American standardization and certification.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• AGEM launched Memorial Awards honoring Jens Halle and Peter Mead after the passing of these two key industry figureheads last year. Created to honor their legacy, the call for nominations was recently announced. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years working in the industry and possess the qualities that both men displayed. All nominations must be received by July 15, and the winners will be announced during G2E Las Vegas in September. Please visit www.AGEM.org for more information.