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January 22, 2013
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay undergoes major renovation
    MGM Resorts International's Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is going through major upgrades, which includes the resort's casino, restaurants and entertainment venues. "As Las Vegas continues to recover, we want MGM and Mandalay Bay to be positioned to get their fair share of the business. We think these investments will make sure we attract people here for the first time and give us the best opportunity to bring back people who haven't seen us in a while," said Chuck Bowling, Mandalay Bay's president. (Las Vegas) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Caesars holds poker tournament to evaluate job candidates
    Caesars Entertainment recently held its annual MBA Poker Championships and Recruitment Weekend at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to screen job seekers. "Look at the skills required of quality poker players. They are the same types of qualities we look for in candidates. They are analytical in nature, strategic in approach to the game and savvy in the way they play. What we're looking for is a critical eye and analytical thinking skills," said Paul King, Caesars' corporate director of talent and recruiting. (Las Vegas) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • MGM aims to redevelop South End of Springfield, Mass.
    Michael Mathis, vice president of global gaming development at MGM Resorts International, has told members of the Indian Orchard Citizens Council that the company's casino proposal for Springfield, Mass., is aimed at revitalizing the city's South End. "We are not just a casino company. We are a hospitality company," Mathis said. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Official: Developer looks to place slots parlor in Danvers, Mass.
    PPE Casino Resorts is looking into the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, Mass., as the possible site of a slots parlor the company wants to build, according to Danvers Selectman Dan Bennett. The company, which is managed by The Cordish Companies, has submitted an application to obtain a casino license in the state. However, Les Morris, a spokesman for mall owner Simon Property Group, said he's not aware of any plans for a casino at the mall. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • R.I. casino increases advertising effort to attract Mass. gamblers
    The Twin River casino in Lincoln, R.I., has beefed up its advertising to attract customers in Massachusetts as the opening of its expanded facility nears. "Massachusetts is an important demographic for us since nearly half of our customers reside in the commonwealth," Twin River said. The former slots parlor received approval for casino gambling last year. Boston Herald (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Indian owners of Meskwaki Casino oppose proposed Iowa casino
    The Tama County Sac and Fox Tribe, which runs the Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa, is opposing a casino proposed for Linn County over concerns that it would jobs and revenue away from Tama County businesses. "Our research also shows that our county would benefit greatly from a casino," said Marica Rogers with the Vote Yes Linn County Campaign. "We do not plan on putting a casino up like those around us, it will be quite different." KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Finance & Policy 
  AGA & G2E News 
  • AGA releases updated Code of Conduct in conjunction with 10th anniversary
    The American Gaming Association (AGA) today released an updated Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming, reflecting the evolution of the gaming entertainment industry during the past decade. Release of the updated Code coincides with the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the original, which has served as the commercial gaming industry's blueprint for addressing responsible gaming since it was created. The Code is a pledge to patrons, employees and the public to make responsible gaming an important part of daily business operations for all AGA members. Read the AGA press release for more information on the updated Code of Conduct. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E TV Highlight: "Pawn Stars" of The History Channel interviewed at G2E 2012
    If you missed the stars of The History Channel series "Pawn Stars" at G2E 2012, then take a few minutes to watch the video on the G2E Blog. Rick Harrison and his son Cory Harrison stopped by to discuss the brand new "Pawn Stars Slot Machine" from Bally Technologies. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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