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February 6, 2013
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Fla. racetrack casino eyes summer opening
    The casino at the Hialeah Park racetrack in Hialeah, Fla., may open in June or July, according to General Manager Steve Calabro. "We've been working on this a long time," Calabro said. The gaming facility, which is the first part of a three-phase plan to improve the park, will include 870 slot machines and 20 poker tables. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • NYC dismisses speculation of casino development in Queens
    The administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has released a statement dismissing reports of a casino development in the city's Willets Point, Queens, neighborhood. "There is no casino being built at Willets Point, period," said Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for the mayor. "The agreement with the Queens Development Group to clean up and transform this long-blighted area into a dynamic, mixed-use district expressly prohibits any gaming uses," added Nick Kelly, a spokesman with the city's Economic Development Corporation. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Ky. governor: Racetracks' opposition stalls gambling bill
    A proposed casino gambling amendment for Kentucky is stalled due to opposition from some racetracks in the state, Gov. Steve Beshear said. "The chances are still unknown and very uncertain because of the opposition of those racetracks. I feel that if those tracks were on board, we would have the votes in the Senate now to pass that type of amendment," Beshear said. Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.J. lawmakers may put online gambling on referendum if vetoed
    New Jersey Sen. Raymond Lesniak said state lawmakers may put online gambling up for a referendum should Gov. Chris Christie veto legislation that awaits his decision. "A referendum is very, very dangerous," Lesniak said. "It could preclude New Jersey from having Internet gaming even if the federal government allows it." Christie has until Thursday to sign or veto the bill. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nev. governor wants swift approval of interstate online gambling bill
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has requested that state lawmakers act within a month on an online gambling bill that would allow him to make interstate agreements on authorizing online poker. "Nevada has always been the gold standard of both gaming regulation and agreements, and I intend to see to it that our state will lead the world into this new frontier," Sandoval said. Las Vegas Sun (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Mashpee tribe leader is hopeful about land application
    Mashpee Wampanoag tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell said he is optimistic about the tribe's land trust application, approval of which is a requirement for the tribe's plan to open a casino in Taunton, Mass. "The letter we got from the assistant secretary not too long ago is very important. It mapped out timelines. So we look forward to hearing some positive news very soon around our initial reservation exception, which includes Taunton and Mashpee land," Cromwell said. Taunton Daily Gazette (Mass.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Global Gaming Women to launch online mentoring program
    Global Gaming Women (GGW) announced today that it would launch the Global Gaming Network -- a first-of-its-kind online mentoring network designed to connect women professionals in the commercial casino industry -- in the first quarter of this year. Global Gaming Network will allow women from all levels of the gaming entertainment industry to identify and connect with potential mentors to share their advice, experience and best practices. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Meet the G2E Team at the ICE Gaming Show and get a chance to win a conference pass to G2E 2013!
    The G2E Team will be at the 2013 ICE Gaming Show taking place Feb. 5-7 in London at Booth #S0-169. Stop by the booth to learn more about G2E and be sure to drop your business card to be entered into a drawing to win a five-day all-access conference pass to G2E 2013, Sept. 24-26 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. If you want to connect with the G2E Team to discuss exhibiting at G2E and/or G2E Asia 2013, e-mail Todd Sheahan. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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