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1. IGT planning to sell Las Vegas campus

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

International Game Technology's consolidation efforts following the company's $6.4 billion merger with GTECH Holdings will include the sale of its corporate Las Vegas campus. The slot machine maker is currently exploring other Las Vegas locations, IGT spokesman Phil O'Shaughnessy said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (05/19)


2. Affinity Gaming's largest shareholder wants company to be put up for sale

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Las Vegas Review-Journal (05/20)


3. Nevada to allow skill-based elements in slot machines

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed Senate Bill 9, which paves the way for slot machines to incorporate skill-based elements that may appeal to younger visitors. "In order for our state to sustain its edge in an increasingly competitive gaming industry, we must continue to expand, evolve and embrace the potentials found in the 21st century," said Sandoval. Las Vegas Review-Journal (05/21)


4. 2 Ohio Horseshoe Casinos fined for surveillance, operations issues

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) (05/20)


5. MGM Resorts to leave Nevada Power, buy electricity on wholesale market

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

MGM Resorts International has notified the Nevada Public Utilities Commission of its intent to leave Nevada Power and buy electricity from the wholesale market. The company plans to contract with Tenaska Power Services out of Arlington, Texas, for its power supply, according to the application it filed with the commission. Las Vegas Review-Journal (05/19)


6. No board changes are coming for MGM Resorts

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

MGM Resorts International will not be changing any of its board members, as real estate group Land and Buildings Investment Management has dropped its proxy fight with the company. Shareholders backing the current board included Tracinda, Dubai World and hedge fund owner John Paulson. Las Vegas Review-Journal (05/19)


7. UNITE HERE proposals fail in vote by Pinnacle Entertainment stockholders

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Seven proposals made by the UNITE HERE hotel and restaurant workers union that sought to change Pinnacle Entertainment's shareholders'-rights bylaws have been turned down. The proposals came after Pinnacle announced its intention to put its casinos into a publicly traded real estate investment trust while continuing their operations. Las Vegas Review-Journal (05/21)


8. Jamul Indians are allowed to continue building San Diego casino

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

The Jamul Indians can proceed with the construction of their planned 203,000-square-foot casino resort on reservation land in San Diego, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller ruled. A lawsuit that sought to stop the casino claimed the facility was not on reservation land. The casino is scheduled to open before the end of the year. World Casino Directory (05/21)


9. La. casinos see 13.2% gain in April revenue

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Louisiana's casinos brought in $220.6 million last month, an increase of 13.2% from April 2014. With $24.1 million in combined winnings last month, Baton Rouge's three riverboats increased their combined revenue by 6.2% over April 2014's total of $22.7 million. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) (05/20)


10. Federal grand jury investigates cash transactions of Calif. casino

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Reuters (05/22)




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