Gaming in Crisis: The Path Back

The Innovation Group, Regulatory Management Counselors, and Global Gaming Business Magazine, have combined their gaming industry expertise and perspective to present a webinar series designed to help gaming companies-operators, manufacturers and suppliers-executives, employees, investors, and customers navigate the "new normal" as the world struggles through and emerges from the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this period, the Gaming in Crisis webinars will analyze and chart the recovery path for each segment of the industry. Guests -including a diverse range of experts - and our own professionals will examine and identify impacts, mitigation measures, and best practices in their respective fields for making it through and moving forward. The webinars are free and open to all participants of the industry simply by registering to attend.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Beyond CARES: How the Relief Bill Helps the Industry and Employees and Where it May Fall Short
The CARES Act provides $2 trillion in aid and relief to American companies and workers. Included in the bill is assistance for the gaming industry, one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But how relief applies to different properties and companies will vary. This session will review how funds can be distributed to large and small companies in gaming to assist employees to retain employees or furlough them with the least financial impact. Experts will explain who qualifies for assistance and what constitutes a large vs. a small business and how revenue and the number of employees are weighed. While companies made decisions on whether to continue to pay employees and for how long, there are other decisions about employees that have to be made soon-some will be difficult. Health protocols have to be implemented, but what about liability issues and mitigation? HR, finance and legal experts will weigh in on this session.

  • Jennifer Martinez, President and CEO, Consult HR Partners, LLC
  • Anthony Sanfilippo, Co-founder of Sorelle Capital, Sorelle Entertainment and Sorelle Hospitality
  • Matt Sodl, Founding Partner, President & Managing Director, Innovation Capital
  • Robert Russell, Gaming Analyst, Regulatory Management Counselors, PC
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Taking Care of Business: Difficult Decisions Ahead
Re-opening is still a ways off. It's a hopeful time, but a stressful one as well. Each property is going to have to make difficult decisions about what the "new normal" will look like. Who continues to work during the shutdown, and who comes back early to prepare for reopening? What about executive compensation? Should you use debt to cover the costs of reopening and what are the regulatory implications? How do you re-boot your systems and operations? What about hardware and timely software updates? How do you restart your marketing programs and how will they change in the new environment? These and other questions will be address by a variety of experts at this session.
Additional webinars to be announced.
Register below to attend these free webinars.
Please contact Allison McCoy with any questions.
The Innovation Group has long been recognized as the world's most respected and sought-after research and advisory firm, specializing in the gaming, entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries. To date, our research and analyses have driven over $100 billion in investment decisions across more than 80 countries and six continents. The Innovation Group's accuracy and reliability is unparalleled, with our forecasts historically tracking within 5% of actual revenues across the most complex of gaming jurisdictions throughout the globe. 

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Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C. (RMC) is a professional corporation made up of legal, business, governmental and public relations professionals able to service the diverse needs of clients working in the casino gaming industry, as well as other heavily regulated industries. RMC has decades of professional experience servicing the legal and regulatory needs of individuals, businesses and non-profit corporations.
Global Gaming Business magazine, a division of Casino Connection International, is the leading monthly gaming trade publication focusing on the international casino industry. Distributed to 14,000 of the industry's most important executives around the world, as well as public officials, regulators, attorneys and Native American governments, GGB magazine is the casino industry's complete source for business information.

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