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January 2, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Atlantic City's Revel resort looks to start anew in 2013
    The Revel casino and hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., is looking forward to a fresh start as the new year begins. The dining spaces, entertainment venues and hotel rooms were completely booked for the New Year's Eve celebration at the casino resort. "We got off to a little bit of a rough start in the beginning. We've repositioned all of the marketing. We're definitely in the game. We want to cater to all the gamblers out there, as well as make it a full property experience," said Darlene Monzo, Revel's senior vice president of marketing. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Player hits $2.8 million slots jackpot at Caesars Palace
    International Game Technology said a woman from Texas, who was identified as Monica B., won more than $2.8 million Friday after playing a Bombs Away Bombshells slot machine at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "We are ecstatic to be part of this life-changing moment for Monica and her husband. Our MegaJackpots games have entertained countless players worldwide and have transformed the lives of thousands of players by making them instant millionaires," said Staci Alonso, an IGT vice president. Las Vegas Sun (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Gaming stocks rose in December, Applied Analysis says
    Eleven gaming companies saw their average daily stock price increase in December, according to an index tracked by Applied Analysis. "Uncertainty remained a dark cloud on equities, including gaming companies, but the overall impact appears to be modest throughout the month," Applied Analysis principal Brian Gordon said in a report. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  International Focus 
  • Macau beats forecast with $3.5B in revenue for December
    Christmas promotions have helped Macau casinos record better-than-forecast revenue for December. Casinos in the gaming hub took in $3.5 billion last month for a 20% surge, according to the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. "This is definitely better than our expectation, and much higher than the street estimates. It's a combination of higher holiday footfall, higher win-rate, and a return to VIP market," said Jeremy Tan, an analyst with Kim Eng Securities HK Ltd. Bloomberg (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Learn what federal issues could impact the gaming industry in 2013
    In his January column for Global Gaming Business magazine, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf takes a look at what 2013 may bring for the commercial gaming industry in Washington. Broad issues like tax, entitlement and immigration reform will affect the gaming industry directly or indirectly and are sure to be discussed on Capitol Hill, while gaming-specific issues such as online poker and off-reservation gaming could find their way onto the federal legislative agenda as well. See what might lie ahead by reading the whole column here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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