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October 2, 2012
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  • Shuffle Master changes name to SHFL Entertainment
    Shuffle Master is changing its name to SHFL Entertainment to better represent the company's diversified products. "We believe that our image and name should pay homage to our roots, while at the same time encompass who we are today and accurately reflect all that we have to offer now and in the future," CEO Gavin Isaacs said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Caesars unveils details of Project LINQ's tenants
    Caesars Entertainment and Caruso Affiliated have disclosed details of tenants who have committed to the LINQ development on the Las Vegas Strip. The developers said the tenants include an Asian-themed food and art space, an entertainment venue and a beer bar. "Rather than adding additional gaming space or more rooms into an already room-rich market, we've designed The LINQ and its distinctive set of tenants to create an entertainment experience unlike any other currently available in Las Vegas," Caesars CEO Gary Loveman said. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Palms Las Vegas designs revamped rooms with murals
    The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has added 16-foot murals to its 370 standard rooms as part of the casino hotel's $50 million refurbishment. Palms President Joe Magliarditi said the art works are essential in the rooms' redesign. "The color pop of these rooms, I believe, is something very different than has been seen before at the Palms," Magliarditi said. (Las Vegas) (9/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Full House Resorts closes on $70 million Miss. casino acquisition
    Full House Resorts' $70 million purchase of the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Miss., has been completed, the company said. "We believe management will be focused on maximizing the Slipper's profitability and building a hotel at the property, but likely will not sit back and relax regarding its growth strategy," said Brean Murray Carret analyst Justin Sebastiano. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nobu suites at Caesars in Las Vegas are on the market
    Caesars Palace will begin to sell suites at its Nobu Hotel, although the large spaces with round-the-clock access to chef Nobu Matsuhisa's kitchen won't be ready until November. The hotel will also include a 12,775-square-foot Nobu restaurant. Las Vegas Sun (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Minibaccarat helps boost profits at Atlantic City casinos
    Minibaccarat is proving to be profitable for casinos in Atlantic City. According to figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the $74 million that was wagered by gamblers at minibaccarat tables averaged $648,000 a table in August, compared with the average of $412,000 per table for the $251 million wagered at blackjack tables during the same month. "Minibac has kind of flourished the last few years. I don't have the answer why, other than there have been many more Asian customers who have come," said Joe Lupo, a senior vice president at Borgata. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Springfield, Mass., chamber approves of proposed casino
    An official of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce of Springfield, Mass., said members of the Chamber back casino plans for the city. "On behalf of its more than 550 members, the Springfield Chamber Board of Directors believes that while no one economic development project is ever the answer for needed growth in the city, a casino and the associated taxes and jobs weighed heavily in its favor," said Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, the Chamber's president. The group's position does not represent the stance of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, of which it is a member. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sportingbet declines joint bid from William Hill, GCV
    Sportingbet has turned down a $564.9 million joint offer proposed by William Hill and gaming firm GVC Holdings. "The board of Sportingbet has responded that this indicative offer significantly undervalues the business and its future prospects," the company said. William Hill and GCV are each interested in different aspects of Sportingbet's operations. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  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
  • G2E 2012 exhibits open today! There is still time to be part of the biggest gaming event of the year.
    Today is day 1 of G2E 2012 as the exhibit doors officially open. Take a minute to visit to access all the G2E info you need on your mobile phone or device! Be sure to follow everything that's happening at G2E today on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the G2E Blog. Register now for G2E, and if you can't be there, watch iGaming conference content -- the hottest topic in gaming -- from the comfort of your office or home with the iGaming Virtual Ticket, sponsored by GCA for just $199. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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