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October 23, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • WMS seeks opportunities in fast-moving online gambling
    WMS Industries is betting on its interactive products to give the company a boost. Last month, the company received a license from the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate online poker games. According to Orrin Edidin, CEO of WMS subsidiary Williams Interactive, the company saw an opportunity in Internet gambling during a proliferation of online gambling in 1999. However, the company sidestepped due to the disorganized legality of the segment. "But more recently, (online gambling) has been evolving so quickly and moving so fast, we're learning together at the same time," Edidin said. Chicago Tribune/Chicago Confidential (free registration) (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
WMS unveiled this year's most exciting themes & platforms at G2E, including KISS, Double Money Burst, WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the one-of-a-kind Gamefield xD cabinet and more! WMS' insight, experience and solutions will empower your enterprise both on the casino floor and beyond as you engage your existing players while attracting new ones. Learn more about the games WMS showed at G2E today!
  Industry Update 
  • Nightclub at Palms to close for renovation
    The Rain Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will close for renovation following Saturday's Halloween party. Officials of N9NE Group, which manages the 25,000-square-foot facility, said construction on a new club will start next year. Las Vegas Sun (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Casino consultant to update Springfield, Mass., leaders regularly
    Shefsky & Froelich, the Chicago-based consulting firm hired by Springfield, Mass., to guide the city in its casino-bid selection process, has said it plans to meet with the City Council regularly regarding the examination of three proposed casino projects in the city. "I think they heard the council loud and clear regarding keeping the lines of communication open and making sure this process is one of transparency and openness," City Council President James J. Ferrera III said. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Slots referendum in Lee County, Fla., faces hurdles
    Even if Lee County, Fla., voters approve a November referendum to decide whether a Bonita Springs dog track can add slot machines, the plan faces additional hurdles. Under the state attorney general's ruling, Florida must amend its constitution or pass legislation allowing the expansion. "I believe someone would introduce a piece of legislation before the legislative session even starts," dog track owner Izzy Havenick said. The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) (10/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Hearings scheduled for proposed gaming compact between S.D., tribe
    Two hearings will be held Wednesday in South Dakota for a proposed gaming compact between the state and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe. The compact would allow the tribe to operate up to 750 slot machines at Dakota Sioux Casino and Dakota Connection Casino and increase the bet limit to $1,000, matching the limits at the casinos in Deadwood. CNBC/The Associated Press (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Find economic impact data at the state and county level
    The AGA used the data from its comprehensive study of the impact of the commercial casino industry to create an interactive map that allows users to explore state- and county-level economic impacts throughout the country. Visit the "Beyond the Casino Floor" section of the AGA website to check out the interactive map. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Need to access exhibitor info from G2E 2012? You can still find everything you need with G2E Mobile -- it's FREE to download and easy to do.
    Looking for G2E information, sessions, exhibitors, speakers or more? You can still find everything that happened at G2E 2012 by downloading our mobile app sponsored by Konami at or by the G2E website. Save the date for G2E 2013: Sept. 24-26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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