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October 3, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Fahrenkopf: Online gambling legislation continues to be priority
    American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. said the passage of federal online gambling legislation continues to be a top issue for the gaming industry, noting that the end of the year offers the best opportunity for action. "We don't know what the landscape will be like come January. It could be much more difficult if we don't get something done during the lame duck session of Congress," he said. Fahrenkopf's remarks came during a media briefing to open the 12th annual Global Gaming Expo at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/2), The Washington Post/The Associated Press (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Resorts Casino, Mohegan introduce joint marketing program
    Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel and the two Mohegan Sun casinos have launched a joint program that allows customers to use reward points at all three properties. "With the addition of Resorts, we are now able to expand and augment our unique offerings to include an iconic beachfront destination. It's our hope that guests will really take advantage of this new platform to try one of our properties that they might have not considered in the past," Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO Mitchell Etess said. CNBC/The Associated Press (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hollywood Casino Columbus to offer diverse dining spaces
    Four different restaurants at Ohio's Hollywood Casino Columbus are prepared to serve customers when the gaming facility opens next week. David Bennion, the casino's executive chef, said he expects up to 3,000 people to dine at the restaurants during the casino's opening day. "[W]hen you come in as a guest, it's things that are totally different in each room. So we want you to try all the rooms," Bennion said. WCMH-TV (Columbus, Ohio) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Exhibitors showcase latest technology in gaming at G2E
    Casino companies and gaming equipment manufacturers are featuring the latest gaming innovations at this year's Global Gaming Expo at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. "The technology in the games now is so far and beyond anything we could have imagined 10 or 12 years ago when the show first started," the AGA's Holly Wetzel said. Laura Olson-Reyes of Bally Technologies said people like games with names "they can really relate to." KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mass. commissioners hear plan on preparing casino workforce
    Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners Bruce Stebbins and James McHugh met with representatives of Holyoke Community College to hear details of a $9 million plan outlined by workforce development agencies and community colleges on preparing potential workers for planned gambling resorts in the state. Holyoke Community College President William Messner said at least 30,000 people in the state could apply for the 10,000 expected jobs. "This is very exciting; it's creative and comprehensive," McHugh said. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Hotel at Michigan's FireKeepers Casino opens reservations
    The hotel being built next to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians' FireKeepers Casino just outside Battle Creek, Mich., has begun taking reservations for Dec. 15 and beyond. "Opening reservations for our resort-style hotel is a tremendous milestone in our expansion progress and a proud moment for our tribal ownership," said FireKeepers Casino Hotel CEO R. Bruce McKee, who did not mention a firm opening date. (Michigan) (free registration) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Loveman: Macau won't issue more licenses for U.S. casino companies
    Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman said American gaming companies won't likely receive any additional licenses to operate in Macau. Loveman said Caesars probably would not be given a license to run a casino in the gaming hub despite extended discussions with Chinese officials. "This is a country that doesn't really need the money and they have slowed everything in Macau very substantially. There will not be another license issued to an American casino operator," he said. Bloomberg (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Stay connected to the AGA and NCRG on Facebook and Twitter during G2E
    During this week's Global Gaming Expo (G2E), stay up-to-date on all the most interesting conference sessions and exciting events by connecting with the AGA on Twitter and Facebook. We'll bring you the latest news from the greatest show in gaming. In addition to following the AGA, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has multiple ways for you to learn about the latest in responsible gaming research and education during its annual conference -- even if you can't be there in person. Connect on Twitter, Facebook or Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG's blog. Don't miss any of the action. Get connected today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The excitement continues at G2E today. Follow the action on Twitter, Facebook and the G2E website.
    Day 2 of G2E kicks off today. There is a lot happening, but you can access all the G2E info you need in our mobile app on your phone or device at, sponsored by Konami. See what you missed on Day 1 and follow everything that's happening today on Twitter and Facebook, and see video and photo highlights on G2E website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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