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As a result of the global gaming industry’s strict regulatory guidelines and ever changing technology, specialized knowledge and skills are required to help ensure compliance. RMC stays up-to-date on the various state, federal and local laws governing gaming. They have developed a comprehensive information tracking and data collection system which allows for immediate access to developments that impact their clients. RMC has also established relationships with key regulators and has developed a mature network of legal and consulting professionals to assist clients with a variety of issues.
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RMC assists businesses in navigating the legislative, regulatory and licensing systems governing Michigan’s commercial and tribal casino industries. RMC also assists businesses with numerous multi-jurisdictional compliance matters.
RMC helps companies develop compliance procedures which are unique to the casino industry and impact operators and gaming and non-gaming service providers. They also assist with application approvals and various non-compliance matters (transfer of ownership, approval of debt, annual application renewals).
Anti Money Laundering Compliance
RMC offers casino operators comprehensive regulatory counsel with respect to compliance with the requirements outlined in the BSA, OFAC, and FACTA. RMC’s specialized knowledge of gaming laws and regulations allow it to uniquely provide compliance advice on Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) rules and regulations as they apply to the gaming industry. RMC can provide additional AML-related services including drafting AML policies and procedures, assessing current AML compliance plans, and recommending improvements to compliance systems.
Trademark and Copyright
Frequenty the most important asset a business owns is its brand and/or goodwill with its customers and potential customers. RMC assists clients in securing and protectiong trademarks and copyrights at both the state and federal levels. RMC's assistance helps clients protect and expand their branding and goodwill to grow their businesses.
RMC assists investors in analyzing the potential risks and benefits presented by various casino related business opportunities involving casino development projects, both private and tribal, as well as those involving industry service providers. They consult and advise companies on debt structures and necessary approvals in the state of Michigan.
Drafting Rules and Regulations
RMC professionals have been actively involved in the creation of rules and regulations governing gaming operations. RMC can assist in the establishment of new gaming commissions and help draft rules that comply with jurisdictional and/or NIGC regulations.
RMC professionals provide local units of government with research, analysis and recommendations in connection with navigating the unique issues presented to communities that host casino gaming facilities.
RMC assists casinos in developing systems to ensure that they collect on all outstanding credit.
Issue Monitoring / Management
RMC assists clients in tracking vital information that could impact their businesses. RMC crafts a reporting system that matches the needs of its individual clients (legislative, regulatory, local news, national news and world trends).
RMC reviews and develops procedures for the submission of gaming equipment to state gaming laboratories or third-party independent gaming laboratories. They provide guidance to entrepreneurs seeking to introduce gaming innovations to the casino industry (business plan, business introductions, testing).
Creative Legal Advising
RMC’s lawyers and consultants are creative advisors who have experience analyzing the legality of casino promotions and sweepstakes to ensure an uninterrupted advertising campaign. RMC’s client-centered approach allows its legal advisors to work with clients and business partners anywhere from idea creation to ultimate advertisement roll out. RMC understands the unique pressures that casino gaming operators face in developing new and innovative marketing and advertising concepts, and has a keen understanding of the various laws and regulations that govern the promotions and sweepstakes environments.
RMC provides guidance in the formation of corporate and business structures as well as internal compliance procedures to ensure that the composition of a business entity meets the necessary licensing and suitability standards. They also consult with businesses on internal restructuring in order to address regulatory concerns so as to preserve licensing.
Construction Team Licensing
RMC's lawyers and consultants have vast experience in ensuring that members of casino construction teams are educated on licensing processes, and have suitable backgrounds to be working on gaming industry construction projects.
As the Internet wagering industry matures, it is expected that business opportunities will develop for traditional casino industry service providers (trademark and licensing agreements, consulting). RMC possesses a keen understanding of the regulatory realities involving Internet wagering in the U.S. and can provide consultation on these endeavors.