G2E 2019 REVIEW Their top 2020 issues include establishing SUZOHAPP

quality operations in individual states. Martin put an amendment to California’s constitution at the top of her list. A second priority is for Oklahoma tribes to resolve current compact disputes with the governor.

ESPORTS, MOBILE GAMING AND SPORTS WAGERING: WHAT ROLE DOES THE TRIBAL REGULATOR PLAY? Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission Director Jamie Hummingbird discussed nontraditional tribal gaming opportunities. He said, “It is not just about the money, but also the regulatory. Any program must ultimately be professional and successful.” A 2011 Supreme Court decision nullified the

inclusion of sports betting in the 1961 Wire Act. That legislation prohibited using wire communications to transmit interstate or foreign bets on sporting events or contests. However, a 2018 Department of Justice reversal motivated a legal challenge from New Hampshire, sparking uncertainty. Whatever happens, Hummingbird stressed


isitors to the SUZOHAPP exhibit were introduced to new

products, new leadership and a new website. A key player in the Gaming industry for over two decades, SUZOHAPP uses its deep industry knowledge and strong engineering team to bring innovation and technology to its market offerings. Drawing special attention

this year were products such as the E-PRL line of electronic programmable locks that use Bluetooth technology to enable operators to have online control of all locks from a


anoptix launched the Orizon NextGen at G2E. The device incorporates many features of the latest Nanoptix Ticket-In-

Ticket-Out (TITO) printer, the PayCheck NextGen. With kiosk solutions in high demand in gaming, lottery, sports betting and various other markets, Nanoptix has launched the most innovative kiosk printer in the industry, combining technology, flexibility, and outstanding reliability. “The Orizon NextGen is much more than

just a roll receipt printer. We have incorporated a full-fledged computer running

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Linux into the printer,” said Daniel Vienneau, President and CEO of Nanoptix. “What does this mean for our customers? The Orizon NextGen can also be the central operating system for their new kiosk design or lottery terminal. Drivers will be available to connect their favourite peripherals such as touchscreens, 2D bar code readers, RFID readers, bill validators and other devices. All of this is possible through the enhanced connectivity of the Orizon NextGen (2 serial ports, 3 USB ports – 2 host ports and 1 slave port, HDMI, MicroSD interface, Ethernet, Bluetooth) running Linux,” stated Mr. Vienneau.

remote location, even from a smartphone or tablet. Also popular were the Dynamic Panel Systems (DPS) that deliver the latest innovations in player interfaces, offering all the adaptability of touch screens while maintaining the satisfying feel of mechanical pushbuttons that keeps users engaged. Also, SUZOHAPP’s robust portfolio of LCD monitors, especially the edge-lit models, were visitor favourites. Since last year’s G2E, SUZOHAPP reorganized and grew its Gaming & Amusement team. Two new members of the leadership

team greeted customers at G2E: Sim Bielak, President of Global Gaming & Amusement, and Todd Sims, SUZOHAPP’s new Vice President of Gaming & Amusement for North and South America. “The energy at our booth

this year was fantastic,” said Bielak. “Our Gaming customers value innovation to drive growth and simplicity and efficiency to keep operating costs low. We delivered on both dimensions at G2E, first with our new products and then with the launch of our new Components website.”

that regulators must still review, approve and license games. Tribes should evaluate their communities’ societal issues and establish due process procedures for patrons. Hummingbird advised developing logistical investigations to resolve claims and complaints. Management must reach workable conclusions and/or formats. Underage gambling is a serious societal issue,

especially if a casino runs Esports tournaments. The average Esport gamer is 16, so any plan must keep kids from the gaming floor. Tribes have the option of whether to adopt

methodology from others when designing their programs. However, Hummingbird encouraged Internal investigations as more streamlined. Outside management agreements may end up with the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and bring on more bureaucracy. “Tribes should be preparing now. If not, they are

already behind the curve,” said Hummingbird. Preparation includes an honest, thorough

property assessment that answers many questions. What about the infrastructure? Are the wiring and cables sufficient? Can existing computers, software, staff and training handle a new operation?

NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION: NIGC FAQ PANEL Because tribes exploring sports betting programs will confront complex issues, NIGC General Counsel Michael Hoenig advised they be absolutely clear on the feasibility within their existing compacts. He stated the tribes have three options. First, a tribe can be the sole operator. Second, if a tribe wants to establish an outside

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