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March 14, 2013
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  • Developer selects site for proposed Mass. slots parlor
    Real ­estate and casino developer Neil Bluhm, who is also the chairman of Rush Street Gaming, has chosen Worcester, Mass., as the site for a slot machine parlor he is proposing to build in the state. However, Rush Street said the company does not yet plan to identify the specific property in the city on which it plans to build the gaming facility. Bluhm had applied for a casino license in the state earlier this year. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Industry Update 
  • Atlantic City's Revel taps Jeffrey Hartmann as interim CEO
    Revel AC has appointed Jeffrey Hartmann as interim chief executive officer as the resort in Atlantic City undergoes reorganization. According to the company, Hartmann will replace Kevin DeSanctis once the bankruptcy reorganization plan gets approved. "I will continue to support Revel's management team and board of directors in an advisory capacity. Beyond that, I look forward to dedicating my efforts to the continued expansion of the Revel Group brand," DeSanctis said. Bloomberg Businessweek (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Player wins $1.4 million slots jackpot at Vegas casino
    Caesars Entertainment said a man named Gordon has won more than $1.4 million after playing a Wizard of Oz -- Journey to Oz slot machine at the Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. According to a spokesperson for the company, Gordon is the 703rd player to become a millionaire after gambling at a Caesars property. KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vote on AGA's participation in Rational Group's licensing case postponed
    The New Jersey Casino Control Commission has delayed a vote on whether to allow the American Gaming Association to have a say in PokerStars' effort to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. "Additional time is needed for the consideration of this matter," commission Chairman Matthew Levinson said. The association has filed a brief opposing PokerStars' acquisition of the gambling property. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Salem, N.H., voters support gambling referendum
    A majority of Salem, N.H., voters has approved a nonbinding referendum to support a casino at the state's Rockingham Park. State Sen. Chuck Morse has sponsored a bill that would expand gambling at the racetrack in Salem. "It's great — I think the citizens sent a pretty clear message. I think it's a strong message that we can compete with Massachusetts," Morse said. The Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Mass.) (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Baltimore responds to lawsuit filed against casino construction
    Matthew W. Nayden and Daniel J. Sparaco, lawyers who represent Baltimore, said an injunction requested by residents of the Westport neighborhood to halt construction of the Horseshoe Baltimore casino is not warranted. "Whomever is behind this fictive group, the motivation for this expensive litigation can hardly be to have one more 'informational meeting' about the voluntary cleanup of the casino site. More likely these interests are served by derailing this complex, time-sensitive construction effort ..." Nayden and Sparaco wrote in a response filed Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun/Maryland News blog (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Philippines prepares for opening of $1.2 billion gambling resort
    A $1.2 billion casino, the first of four gambling resorts slated to open on the Philippines' Manila Bay, will open this weekend. Solaire Manila Resorts includes 500 hotel rooms, 300 gaming tables and 1,200 slot machines. "What Solaire brings is an entertainment and gaming experience that doesn't exist in the Philippines today. It will be like going to Las Vegas. This raises the scale, the excitement and the... glamour," said Michael French, Solaire's chief operating officer. Channel NewsAsia/Agence France-Presse (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Get business and career advice in just 60 seconds
    Global Gaming Women (GGW) has created a wealth of news, events and resources available on its website, but none of them are tailored to the busy gaming executive looking to get ahead quite as well as "Coffee Break: Gaming Leadership Strategies in 1 minute or Less." This video series showcases female industry leaders offering insight and advice on career and business that are useful to gaming professionals of both genders. Take a minute to check out the videos. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: VSR Industries (Macau) Ltd.
    VSR Industries (Macau) Ltd. is a worldwide manufacturer headquartered in Las Vegas building and assembling high-security locks and slot bases. VSR products and services have assisted to open some of the largest properties in Macau and Singapore. For more information on VSR Industries (Macau) Ltd., please visit www.vsrindustries.com. VSR Industries (Macau) Ltd. will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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