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December 10, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Nevada casinos report 1.8% revenue gain in October
    Nevada's gaming revenue increased 1.8% to $978.8 million in October, compared with revenue of $960.7 million in the same month last year, according to the state Gaming Control Board. "While we would have liked to see more of an acceleration in gaming revenues in October, we think the results were fine given the negative calendar ... . We are heading into the busier convention and event season, so we expect November and December to finish the year stronger," said Chad Beynon, a gaming analyst for Macquarie Securities. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Rotate Black closes on financing for planned Gulfport, Miss., casino
    Rotate Black President and Chief Operating Officer Dual Cooper said the company has completed the financing for its casino in Gulfport, Miss., the Hemingway Resort and Casino. "We're looking at breaking ground after the first of the year," Cooper said. He also said that the company has entered into a financing deal for its new unit, SlotOne LLC, which will provide penny slot machines to gaming facilities in Oklahoma. The Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ohio casinos report November revenue of $54.1 million
    Figures released by the Ohio Casino Control Commission show that the three state casinos took in $54.1 million in November, which is the highest monthly recorded revenue since the opening of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland in May. Last month, players wagered $379.9 million on the casinos' slot machines, while bets on table games totaled $89.5 million. Dayton Daily News (Ohio) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • New hotel to help turn FireKeepers Casino into a destination
    A new hotel at the FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich., could help transform the gaming facility into a destination. The casino's 242-room hotel, new restaurant and events center will open this week. "When we first opened, we were really a locally focused casino. Adding the hotel allows us to have a broader reach and make this a destination," said Jeff LaFrance, FireKeepers' director of marketing events. Kalamazoo Gazette (Mich.) (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  Finance & Policy 
  • Fla. city imposes regulations on Internet sweepstakes cafes
    New regulations for electronic gaming centers that run simulated slot machines or similar games but bypass state gambling laws won approval from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., city commissioners. The restrictions include limiting operating hours for the centers, also called sweepstakes cafes, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, prohibiting the sale of alcohol and banning entry for anyone under the age of 18. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Learn the latest facts about college gambling on
    Did you know that 75 percent of college students have gambled in the past year?, a free online resource of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, includes the latest research and resources designed to help college students, parents and university administrators learn more about this issue. Visit for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: Casino Data Imaging
    Casino Data Imaging's new GlobalSuite™ platform puts the "visual" back into casino visualization analysis with an enhanced 2-D and ultra 3-D graphical analysis. The GS™ platform encompasses all aspects of the casino floor in a superior data visualization format for slots, tables, and player analysis. Utilizing state of the art technologies, GlobalSuite™ is designed to grow within ever-changing industry and customer requirements. Casino Data Imaging will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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