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January 22, 2018
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Report: Macau gaming revenue likely to rise with increasing tourism
Macau's gaming revenue is expected to reach $43 billion by 2019, thanks in part to a boost in tourism to the area from mainland China, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Visitor numbers are likely to increase when a bridge connecting Macau and Hong Kong opens this summer, while hotels and casinos in the city plan a 14,000-room expansion during the next five years.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/19) 
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Strip casinos write off more than $67M for being unpayable
Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip wrote off $67.1 million as unpayable during the latest fiscal year, accounting for 1.1% of gaming revenue. Meanwhile, downtown Las Vegas wrote off $667,000 as unpayable.
CardPlayer (1/17) 
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International Gaming
Issue of integrated resorts on the table for Japanese Diet session
Japanese legislators are expected to tackle the issue of integrated resort regulations during their 2018 regular Diet session, which began this week. Lawmakers still need to finalize the details of a Problem Gambling Bill and the IR Implementation Bill before the country can welcome its first integrated resorts.
Inside Asian Gaming online (Macau) (1/22) 
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Tribal Gaming
Competition heats up with new tribal Four Winds Casino in Ind.
Northwest Indiana's five commercial casinos gained new competition recently with the addition of a fourth tribal Four Winds Casino and its 1,800 gaming machines and four restaurants. "We have seen several new casino properties open in this region over the last 10 years, and Blue Chip has continued to compete successfully each time over that time frame," said Boyd Gaming spokesman David Strow.
Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (1/21) 
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Shawnee tribe hopes to build gaming facility in Okla.
The government has put nearly 103 acres of land in trust for the Shawnee tribe, which plans to build a 42,309-square-foot casino in Oklahoma. In addition to gaming, the facility also will include retail space, a restaurant and offices for the Shawnee Gaming Commission.
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) (1/20) 
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