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December 6, 2012
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  • Execs positive that Atlantic City casinos will recover from Sandy soon
    Top executives of Atlantic City's gambling industry said during a panel discussion that they were confident it would take only months for the city's casinos to recover from Hurricane Sandy. "It could have been a lot worse. This could have been a process that took years and years and years to recover from," said Tony Rodio, Casino Association of New Jersey president and Tropicana Casino and Resort CEO. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Pa. slots grossed $192.5M in November
    Gross slots revenue from Pennsylvania's 11 casinos was nearly flat at $192.5 million in November, compared with revenue in the same month last year, according to the state Gaming Control Board. Meanwhile, six groups are competing for Philadelphia's final gaming license. The Philadelphia Inquirer (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Springfield, Mass., votes to negotiate with MGM on park, playground
    The Park Commission of Springfield, Mass., agreed to begin talks with MGM Resorts International over the company's plans to purchase a playground, improve a park and partner with two golf courses as part of the company's $800 million casino proposal in the South End. "I think this is a tremendous opportunity for the city of Springfield, potentially," commission Chairman Brian A. Santaniello said. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sioux City Entertainment exec talks about Iowa casino plan
    Bill Warner, president of Sioux City Entertainment, is confident about the company's decision to put forward a proposal to build a $118 million Hard Rock casino complex in Sioux City, Iowa. "Gaming potential obviously is a factor you have to consider being a casino developer," Warner said. "But it just felt right. When it comes down to it, gaming is going to work, regional entertainment works, you just have to look at the investment and amenities you put in relative to what the market is." KCAU-TV (Sioux City, Iowa) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Zynga files preliminary application for Nevada gaming license
    Zynga has filed preliminary papers with the Nevada Gaming Control Board as it prepares to apply for a license to operate real-money gambling games in the state. "As we've said previously, the broader U.S. market is an opportunity that's further out on the horizon based on legislative developments, but we are preparing for a regulated market," said Barry Cottle, Zynga's chief revenue officer. The Wall Street Journal (12/5), Forbes (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Ho-Chunk tribe deemed OK to continue offering electronic poker
    The Ho-Chunk tribe can continue offering electronic poker at its casino in Madison, Wis., following U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's ruling on Wednesday that an arbitrator was unauthorized to decide whether the tribe's poker operation was permissible. "The bottom line is that the arbitrator explained his award as an interpretation of federal and state law, not as an interpretation or enforcement of the compact. Accordingly, I conclude that the arbitrator exceeded his powers," Crabb wrote. Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Take a look back at 2012 with the AGA
    American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf uses his December column in Global Gaming Business magazine to look back at the AGA's full slate of activities from 2012. Whether it was showcasing gaming companies' corporate social responsibility efforts or representing industry positions on Capitol Hill, the interests of the gaming industry were the driving force behind all of the AGA's programs and initiatives. Read the whole column here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: NRT Technology Corp.
    NRT Technology Corp. is the global leading supplier of innovative cash-handling kiosk solutions to the casino and lottery industries. 
Today, NRT has deployed more than 4,500 QuickJack™ units worldwide, all managed by the state-of-the-art Cash Handling System® for all your reporting requirements. NRT Technology Corp. will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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