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December 14, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Maryland casinos get go-ahead to operate 24 hours
    The expansion of gambling in Maryland moved a step forward after the state Lottery and Gaming Control Commission gave Maryland Live! Casino the go-ahead to stay open 24 hours a day and the state's two other casinos permission to expand their hours starting Dec. 27. The commission also approved preliminary regulations for table games. "We didn't adopt every change that they wanted. But I think we've been fair and flexible," Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino said. The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Casinos: Extend your brand to the online space
Williams Interactive extends WMS's player-favorite content across a variety of channels, including social, casual, and mobile. In pre-regulation markets, Williams offers a B2B, white label Play4Fun online casino and peer-to-peer online poker powered by 888. Find out more about Williams Interactive's Products and services.
  Industry Update 
  • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will open on March 4
    The Ohio Casino Control Commission has set March 4 as the opening date of the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, the state's fourth casino. Matthew Schuler, executive director of the commission, said the casino would most likely conduct a mandatory test run on Feb. 27. The $400 million gaming facility, which will be managed by Caesars Entertainment, will house 116 table games and 2,000 slot machines. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • VictoryLand casino in Alabama hopes to reopen soon
    Joe Espy, a lawyer representing the owner of the Victoryland casino in Macon County, Ala., said the gaming facility hopes to reopen by Christmas with more than 1,200 electronic bingo machines. "Until our machines were declared certified and legal, we could not continue to move forward and expend funds. Well, that happened yesterday. As of yesterday, the machines that we will be using were certified as legal bingo machines," Espy said. Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Betfair will focus on regulated markets, CEO says
    Breon Corcoran, the new chief executive of Betfair, said the company will focus on regulated markets as part of his strategy to cut costs and bring back life to the business. "We're focusing our attention on markets where we know there will be betting in 10 years' time. ... We'll grow from that base, albeit smaller," Corcoran said. Betfair plans to pull out of countries with less-defined regulations, including Germany, Greece, Norway and Russia. Reuters (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Zynga expands casino-style offerings with new game
    Social gaming company Zynga, which seeks to increase its casino-style offerings, has disclosed details of its new game Elite Slots. "It's kind of like going to Las Vegas and sitting around a social slot machine with other people," Zynga design director Josh Gause said of the game. According to the company, the new social game will be offered on Facebook soon. Google/Agence France-Presse (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Part of responsible gaming is understanding the odds
    Whether you play slots, craps, blackjack, roulette or any other game in a casino, it is important to remember that games of chance are based on random outcomes and always favor the casino. Understanding this fact is an important part of responsible gaming. Learn more about the "house advantage" here, and pass the information on to your patrons and employees. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Check out G2E 2012 highlights on YouTube and don't forget to follow G2E on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
    Be sure to check out 2012 video highlights and interviews from the show floor on YouTube, and You won't want to miss these videos -- they are one of a kind and will leave you smiling and informed! Then, see how G2E is preparing for 2013 and find out what's going on in the gaming industry today by connecting with G2E on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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