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December 5, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Digital Entertainment co-CEO to step down
    Norbert Teufelberger will become the sole CEO of e-gaming company after Jim Ryan, currently co-CEO, retires in January, the company said. Ryan and Teufelberger have co-run the company since March 2011, when it merged with PartyGaming. The company has partnerships with MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corp. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Industry Update 
  • Commission may accept commercial casino bids for Southeast Mass.
    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has said it may consider non-tribal casino proposals for the state's Southeastern region while allowing the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to pursue its casino plans in the area. The commission is expected to dismiss commercial casino proposals and allow development of the tribal casino to move forward should the tribe's plans advance. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • MGM Resorts appoints Bill Hornbuckle as president
    MGM Resorts International has named Bill Hornbuckle as president and chief marketing officer. "Since assuming the newly created role of CMO for the company in 2010, he has been focused on growing the company’s relationships with our customers and guests. He has achieved this with significant success, for example, in the creation and growth of our M life customer loyalty program," MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren said. (Las Vegas) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Portion of Kansas Star Casino's main facility will open next week
    The permanent facility at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., will welcome its first guests on Dec. 12. "Opening only a portion of the new casino on December 12 allows us to minimize the number of days we will be closed. It's a necessary part of the transition into our amazing new casino," said Scott Cooper, the casino's general manager. The transfer of the casino's slot machines and table games into the gaming facility will be completed by Dec. 21. KSNW-TV (Wichita, Kan.) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Unnamed developer hopes to build slots parlor in Milford, Mass.
    Walter J. Sullivan, an attorney for an unidentified developer, wants to meet the administrator of Milford, Mass., to discuss his client's plan to build a slots parlor in the town. Milford administrator Louis Celozzi said the town is in an exclusive agreement with developer David Nunes until Dec. 31. "If Mr. Nunes fails to make an application to the state for a resort casino gambling license, then anyone is welcome to bring in another proposal," Celozzi said. American City Business Journals/Boston (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Construction begins on Rising Star Casino's hotel
    Work has begun on a hotel at the Rising Star Casino & Resort in Rising Sun, Ind. The construction of the 104-room facility should be completed late next year. Full House Resorts CEO Andre Hilliou said the enhancement is needed as the gambling business in the region grows. "The additional hotel rooms will also aid in protecting the future revenue stream of the city ... from an increasingly competitive marketplace," Hilliou said. (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Detroit's MotorCity Casino kicks off new marketing campaign
    The MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit has launched a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting more customers to the casino. The billboard promotion highlights the amenities and services offered at the casino such as live entertainment, gaming space, hotel, spa and restaurants. The Detroit News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Bally considers bid for game developer 3G Studios
    Bally Technologies is considering bidding for online poker game developer 3G Studios, according to sources familiar with the discussions. 3G Studios applied for an online gaming license with the Nevada Gaming Control Board in August. "The social gaming business is up for grabs. I think we're in a space where we'll see deal activity, largely on the technology side. For casinos, social gaming content is king right now," Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo Santarelli said. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Calif. tribe receives approval to acquire land for casino
    The Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians has moved one step closer to building a tribal casino in Yuba County, Calif. The assistant secretary of Indian Affairs has agreed to put 40 acres of land in trust for the tribe's casino. "We are very pleased with this decision. It is an important step in our decade-long process to bring some economic relief and social justice both to our people and community," Tribal Chairwoman Glenda Nelson said. American City Business Journals/Sacramento, Calif. (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Stay connected to the NCRG on Facebook and Twitter
    Keep up-to-date on the latest research, training and resources about gambling disorders and responsible gaming by watching the National Center for Responsible Gaming's Twitter feed, Facebook page and Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG's blog. Posts range from the NCRG's many public education activities and the findings from NCRG-funded research to a larger discussion of gambling disorders and responsible gaming. Connect with the NCRG today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Save the date for G2E 2013!
    Mark your calendars now for G2E 2013, taking place one week earlier, Sept. 23-26 (Exhibits: Sept. 24-26) at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Plus, check out 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, Facebook and YouTube. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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