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October 11, 2012
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  • Hard Rock gambling complex proposed for Sioux City, Iowa
    The board of Missouri River Historical Development, a nonprofit group that holds the license for the Argosy casino in Sioux City, Iowa, has agreed to partner with Sioux City Entertainment on a proposed $100 million Hard Rock casino complex in the city. "This facility will become a destination for people around the country with exciting entertainment and amenities," MHRD President Mark Monson said. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott said the city would support plans for the Hard Rock Casino Sioux City. Sioux City Journal (Iowa) (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
European Online Gambling Market Insights
Out now — Market Barriers: A European Online Gambling Study 2012. Expanded and updated reference on the state of play of online gambling regulations in 30 jurisdictions across Europe. Key data and analysis on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction level. Free executive summary here
  Industry Update 
  • Renovated D Las Vegas reopens as D Hotel
    The D hotel-casino, which has undergone renovation work, has reopened. Derek Stevens, a co-owner of the gaming facility, said the D embodies the spirit of the redeveloped downtown Las Vegas. "We wanted to create something completely different from the property's former identity. The result is a sleek, modern style that still incorporates elements of classic Las Vegas. ... The two-level casino, with vintage coin-operated machines upstairs and a contemporary vibe downstairs, offers a place that appeals to a wide variety of guests," Stevens said. Las Vegas Sun (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nevada reports August gaming revenues of $859.2 million
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board said the state's casinos together took in $859.2 million in August, while gaming revenues for the Strip were $490.9 million. "Soft summer results aside, we continue to believe Las Vegas is on the path to a gradual recovery, consistent with continued improvements in overall visitation levels and encouraging forward-looking group booking commentary," Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets gaming analyst Steven Wieczynski said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Station Casinos brings back former exec as president
    Station Casinos has rehired Stephen Cavallaro, the former president and COO of the reorganized gaming company, to serve as its president. "I am very optimistic about our market position and confident that I can make a positive impact on our profitability and growth," Cavallaro said. Cavallaro will also become president of Fertitta Entertainment, the parent company of Station Casinos. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
15 Ways To Fix Your Proposal Process
A guide for hotels & venues to fix your property's proposal process and win over modern event strategists. Find out what planners' biggest gripes are with the proposal process, and help your sales team adapt with actionable tips, backed by data.
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • In Las Vegas, green goes beyond what you gamble
    Las Vegas hotels are making even more of an effort to go green as tourists are in the market for sustainable hotels. MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands have incorporated sustainable practices into their business models. MGM's CenterCity project, for example, earned six U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certifications. Hotels in the city have embraced composting, rootop gardens, recycling and water-saving measures. Travel Weekly (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • South End residents of Springfield, Mass., back citywide casino vote
    The majority of South End residents in Springfield, Mass., said during a community meeting Wednesday that they support a citywide referendum on approving any casino proposal for the city. "It seems logical, a citywide vote. It will impact the entire city," said resident Rose Costa. Hearings are being held by the City Council Planning and Economic Development Committee throughout the city to determine whether residents would prefer a ward or citywide vote. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
7 Helpful Tips to Get Your Business in Shape
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  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Mohegan Sun reaffirms commitment to casino plans for Palmer, Mass.
    During a lunch with community and business leaders from the Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, Mohegan Sun executives said their firm remains committed to developing a casino in Palmer, Mass. "The message is that we know our project in Palmer can drive an amazing amount of benefit to the entire regional economy, to small business, and large businesses alike," Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO Mitchell Etess said. WGGB-TV (Springfield, Mass.) (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Find historical data on commercial casinos in the AGA's State of the States Reports
    Looking for in-depth state-by-state data on the commercial casino industry? Look no further than the annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment, which includes employment, wage, gaming and tax revenue data, along with public opinion polling on the gaming industry. Find reports dating from 1999 here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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