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1. Resorts World Las Vegas under new leadership

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Christian Goode will no longer lead Genting's Resorts World Las Vegas project, the company announced today. Gerald Gardner has been hired to helm the planned $4 billion resort on land on the Las Vegas Strip that Genting purchased from Boyd Gaming in 2013. Las Vegas Review-Journal (01/21)

2. Scientific Games to relocate HQ to Las Vegas

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

Scientific Games Corp. plans to relocate its headquarters to Las Vegas, the New York-based company announced today. Its U.S. manufacturing operations will move to the facilities it acquired last year when it bought Bally Technologies for $5.1 billion. Scientific is also moving WMS Industries' manufacturing to Las Vegas; it acquired the Illinois-based company for $1.5 billion in 2013. Las Vegas Review-Journal (01/26)

3. Golden Entertainment to result from merger

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

Lakes Entertainment Inc. and privately-held Golden Gaming plan to merge into a new company called Golden Entertainment Inc. The merger is slated to close by the end of 2015, and the new company will be publicly traded. Las Vegas Review-Journal (01/26) Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (01/26)

4. Boyd Gaming appoints 2 new board members

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Las Vegas Review-Journal (01/22)

5. Steve Wynn takes pay cut, contract extension as company integrates equity

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015 (Las Vegas) (01/20)

6. Adelson to assume reins of Sands China

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson will take over as CEO of Sands China and Las Vegas Sands Robert Goldstein will become interim president after Edward Tracy retires on March 6. Bloomberg (01/23)

7. Icahn to outline plan to buy 2 Trump casinos next week

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Carl Icahn will appear before bankruptcy court on Jan. 28 to present a plan for purchasing two casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., from Trump Entertainment Resorts. The hearing, initially scheduled for last week, was delayed two weeks to allow for the gathering of more disclosure materials requested by unsecured creditors. Bloomberg (01/21)

8. Judge denies motion by Revel creditors to stop sale

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

A federal judge denied a motion by creditors of the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J., to halt the sale of the bankrupt property. The creditors included tenants and ACR Energy Partners LLC, an on-site utility for the property. The sale of the casino to Glenn Straub faces a Feb. 7 deadline, and the terms of the "free and clear" sale allow the buyer to cancel tenants' leases and contracts. Washington Times, The (01/21) Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (tiered subscription model), The (01/21) Bloomberg Businessweek (01/21)

9. Smoking ban for casinos passes in New Orleans

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) (01/22)

10. Las Vegas Strip will continue to shine in 2015, analysts say

Casino & Gaming SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

Analysts predict the Las Vegas Strip will continue its comeback story in 2015 as visitors spend more on non-gaming amenities, but baccarat numbers will continue to be strong. "The gaming recovery of the Strip has been dependent on baccarat play and may continue to do so," said Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Andrew Zarnett. Analysts also predict MGM Resorts International will produce strong results in 2015 because of cost-management strategies and growth in Macau. Las Vegas Review-Journal (01/25)

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