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September 24, 2018
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Atlantic City sees more visitors, casino employees, gaming revenue
Atlantic City visitor counts rose by more than 260,000 this summer compared with last year. Gaming revenue rose $54.8 million, and the casino industry hired close to 6,700 more people.
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Lottery sales get a 61.9% boost in mainland China during July
Mainland China saw an increase in lottery sales of 61.9% to $7.99 billion in July compared with the same month last year. The boost was aided by sports lottery sales, which rose 117.5%, thanks to the FIFA World Cup.
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Casino GrandBay signs deal with Betsoft Gaming for added titles
Online operator Casino GrandBay has signed a deal with Betsoft Gaming to offer several of Betsoft's titles. The Curacao-based company will roll out games from the popular Slots3 series as part of a promotion.
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Colombia approves Meridian Gaming for online gaming license
Colombia's gaming regulator, Coljuegos, has granted an online gaming license to Meridian Gaming, which will offer betting on sports events. Two more licensed websites could be up and running by year's end.
iGaming Business (UK) (9/21) 
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Hospitality Trends
Pinterest makes hotels, customers teammates
Pinterest makes hotels, customers teammates
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Highly visual and used by scores of millions worldwide, Pinterest is a star player in social media marketing by the hotel industry. "It's a two-way dialogue -- the brand and consumer are connecting more than they have before," social media professional Rachael Samuels said.
Hotel Business (tiered subscription model) (9/21) 
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