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BMM International (BMM) announced today that the BMM Tribal iGaming Workshop ‘Finding Your Path’, held at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California, on July 31 and August 1, was a resounding success.

Speakers from the BMM staff as well as other subject matter experts in the iGaming field provided presentations and interactive workshops specifically for an audience of gaming regulators and operators. The workshops covered a wide range of subjects including: the legal and licensing requirements in iGaming, a survey of regulatory structures and several sessions focusing on the actual operations of internet based gaming.

Richard Williamson, SVP Regulatory said of the workshops “BMM’s aim is to educate and familiarize participants with the information they need to analyze their own tribe’s iGaming 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.”

Williamson continues “BMM recognizes that information is key to making educated decisions, and this is particularly true in the field of iGaming 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. I thank BMM for enabling me to see a way forward.”

‘Finding Your Path’ was offered to tribal regulators and operators at no cost. BMM also provided complimentary meals and refreshments over the two days, in order to assist those tribes with lower budgets to still attend. Mike Dreitzer, COO – Americas, BMM, commented “We were very pleased with the significant turnout and response to this event. We take our leadership role in educating and providing information to industry participants about the iGaming space very seriously. We welcome all regulators, suppliers, operators and other accredited testlabs to join us in the continuation of the effective dissemination and sharing of this important information. We view it as our responsibility to do so given our prominent position in the industry. Working with key stakeholders in this way is crucial to what we do.”

Mike added “From the response to this event, we are glad our approach is seen as a key element of our value to the gaming industry generally. Many more seminars and tailored programming of this type will be forthcoming from us in the days ahead… so watch for it.”

Participant Lester Stanley of Rincon Gaming Commission commented “I’ve been to many iGaming conferences – but not one of those gave such direct and appropriate information as this workshop run by BMM. “Finding Your Path” was incredibly useful and we will all take away real-time information that we can use”.

Another participant added “I can’t wait to go back to my casino and share what I’ve learned with my colleagues. I want to start using some of this information!”

To learn more about this workshop, please use this link to listen to a Casino Enterprise Management Broadcast, which was recorded live at the BMM Tribal iGaming Workshop on August 1, with Mike Dreitzer, COO – Americas and Richard Williamson, SVP Regulatory – Americas.

Due to the success and overwhelming interest in this event expressed by the tribal gaming community, the next iGaming Workshop will be in Keshena, WI at Menominee Casino Resort on October 17th and 18th, 2012. for more information please contact Wendy Anderson on 702 407 2420 or email

Look out for further events in the coming months.