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January 14, 2013
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  • Hard Rock unveils $800 million casino proposal for Mass. fairgrounds
    Hard Rock International announced on Friday its proposal to build a casino at the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass. The company has already submitted a $400,000 application fee to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as part of the casino application process. The $800 million gaming facility, which would include a hotel, would house 125 tables games and up to 3,000 slot machines. Boston Herald (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Boyd Gaming pleased it acquired Peninsula Gaming, exec says
    Officials of Boyd Gaming on Friday took a tour of the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan. The permanent building of the gaming facility fully opened last month. "It was the crown jewel of the portfolio and of the acquisition," said Keith Smith, president and CEO of Boyd. Smith also said the company is happy about its $1.45 billion acquisition of Peninsula Gaming. "What made it right was diversity of properties," Smith said. "Markets that we weren't in. So it was a great geographic fit for us." American City Business Journals/Wichita, Kan./BizTalk blog (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Business owners want hotel near Hollywood Casino Columbus
    Owners of establishments near Ohio's Hollywood Casino Columbus say a hotel in the area of the gaming facility would help boost business. Bob Tenenbaum, spokesman for casino owner Penn National, said that there is a plan to build a hotel at the site but that the development has no timetable. "More people stick around with a hotel. Get that area to be a destination as opposed to a three-hour visit," said James Schimmer, Franklin County's economic-development director. The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ill. businesses await approval of video gambling licenses
    Establishments in Illinois such as restaurants, bars and veterans' and fraternal organizations continue to wait for their video gambling machines to be licensed by the state Gaming Board. "We could really use the revenue. We're probably looking at some drastic measures in another six months if nothing happens," said Bob Foster, quartermaster of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 755 in Springfield. The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New promotion aims to keep customers at 3 Seminole casinos
    The Seminole casinos in Broward County, Fla., have combined their marketing efforts to keep customers lingering at the three gaming facilities. The new cross-casino promotion includes the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Hollywood Classic. "We talked to them about prizes, and at least in surveys our players answered questions that led us to this strategy of putting the 'Big 3' together," said Jeffrey Hook, the Seminoles' vice president of marketing. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Explore every angle with Gambling Disorders 360°
    Are you interested in learning more about gambling disorders and responsible gaming? Check out Gambling Disorders 360°, the blog for the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders, where you can find the latest news, issues and research relating to gambling disorders and responsible gaming. Subscribe via e-mail or RSS to stay informed! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: Matsui Asia Ltd.
    Matsui Asia Ltd. specializes in the manufacture and sales of gaming chips and layouts. All manufacturing plants are 100% owned by Matsui and Matsui Chips are fully secured with several security features and made to the highest quality and standards. With its fair pricing policy and easy ordering process, Matsui's service and speed is always market leading in order to save customer's valued time. Matsui Chips are licensed in many jurisdictions including Singapore. For more information on Matsui, please visit Matsui will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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