Wednesday August 8,2012 : TESTING AGENCY BRIEFING TRIBAL GROUPS ON INTERNET GAMBLING
BMM International's Tribal iGaming Workshop told that knowledge of the industry is essential
The independent gambling testing agency BMM International held its Tribal iGaming Workshop ‘Finding Your Path' at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California early August, briefing delegates on a wide range of subjects that included the legal and licensing requirements for internet gambling, a survey of regulatory structures and several sessions focusing on the actual operation of internet-based gaming.
Richard Williamson, BMM’s senior vice president regulatory, said: "Our aim is to educate and familiarise participants with the information they need to analyse their own tribe's i-gaming opportunities. We are not telling anyone how or what to do, we are simply providing the information in a clear and concise way to enable our participants to make their own informed, practical decisions.
“Information is key to making educated decisions and this is particularly true in the field of i-gaming for tribes. With this in mind, BMM is bringing a whole series of these educational workshops to Indian gaming markets. ‘Finding Your Path' was the first of many of this kind of event you will see from BMM."
One participant, Sherry Rodriguez from the La Jolla Gaming Commission, described her experience at the workshop. "Before I came to ‘Finding Your Path' I thought I was against online gaming and concerned for the future – now I have a much greater understanding of the processes involved and I know that I need to continue to gain knowledge and understand more before I can make the right decisions