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October 8, 2012
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  • Slot machines will become more portable in 5 years, experts say
    Experts from the gaming industry say that slot machines will become more portable in five years, as iPad tablets and smartphones increasingly become popular among customers. The flourishing segment of mobile gambling will continue to attract customers who prefer to move around casinos. "If we're going to survive, we've got to change the way we do things," said Deana Scott, of Acres 4.0, a casino technology company. VegasInc.com (Las Vegas) (10/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Expressions of Interest for Resort and Casino Operation
The Gambling Control Authority is pleased to be able to call for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified parties to operate up to 2 Casinos in Samoa. The casino business to be established must be based on junket business.
Enquiries to: Mr. Robbie Kearney
Email: Robbie@gca.gov.ws
Phone: +685 7700460
Forms available by registering at: www.gca.gov.ws
  Industry Update 
  • Churchill Downs announces deal to buy another Miss. casino
    Churchill Downs is buying the Riverwalk Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg, Miss. The $141 million deal will give the company its second casino in Mississippi. Churchill Chairman and CEO Bob Evans said the company's acquisition is another move to expand beyond its racetrack business. "We continue to look for opportunities to invest capital in growth opportunities, and we are hopeful that other jurisdictions, such as Kentucky and Illinois, will offer us a similar opportunity to invest and create jobs in the near future," Evans said. The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Casino operators selective in buying gaming equipment
    Operators of gaming facilities demonstrated frugality in selecting and purchasing gaming equipment at last week's Global Gaming Expo at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. According to Brean Capital gaming analyst Justin Sebastiano, big casino operators will continue to be economical about spending on gambling machines. "Those companies that have continued to replace their machines at consistent levels, despite the economic backdrop, will likely continue to do so," Sebastiano said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Md. casinos report September revenue of $42.9 million
    Maryland casino revenues were about $42.9 million in September, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The Casino at Ocean Downs' gaming revenue rose 5% to $4.9 million. "Ocean Downs is on an upswing," said gambling analyst James Karmel. The Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills mall generated $32 million last month, while the Hollywood Casino Perryville took in $5.99 million. The Baltimore Sun (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
 
  • Legalization of sports betting in N.J. could create huge market
    William Hill's CEO of U.S. operations, Joe Asher, said that fighting the federal ban on sports betting in court could be New Jersey's fastest path to legalization of the gambling activity. "The result in that litigation -- whenever it comes -- can have a significant effect," Asher said. He added that a large lucrative market could be formed if the state could overturn the ban. "The New Jersey market, in particular, if it were to become legal, would become a big market," he said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AGA & G2E News 
  • Debunk the myths about slot machines
    According to an annual AGA survey, the slot machine consistently is named the public's favorite casino game. But, despite their popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions about how slot machines work. The main point to remember is that each spin or play is a completely random event independent of any spins that came before it. A lot of the myths about the machines fall apart when you consider this fact. Learn more about how slot machines operate by downloading "Taking the Mystery Out of the Machine: A Guide to Understanding Slot Machines." LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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