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October 24, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Ameristar discloses $910M Springfield, Mass., casino plans
    Ameristar Casinos has unveiled its proposal to build a $910 million casino resort in Springfield, Mass. The company's plan calls for the construction of 150,000 square feet of gambling space, a 500-room hotel and retail space. The proposed gaming facility would include up to 3,300 slot machines and 110 table games. "Ameristar owns all 40 acres, which have been cleared and are immediately ready for construction," Ameristar CEO Gordon Kanofsky said. Boston Herald (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Detroit casinos report revenue increase in September
    The Michigan Gaming Control Board said overall revenue at Detroit casinos grew in September. The MGM Grand reported revenue of $50 million, a 4.5% increase from a year ago. The Greektown casino's revenue rose 3.4% to $27.8 million, while the MotorCity Casino Hotel finished the month with $35.5 million. The Detroit News (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Silver Legacy officially settles bankruptcy
    Gary Carano, CEO of Circus & Eldorado Joint Venture, said the Silver Legacy Resort Casino's bankruptcy agreement has been made official after its settlement with lenders was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Reno, Nev. "We're very excited about rebranding the Silver Legacy so we are truly the shining star our owners built for us. We won't rebrand just for the tourist market but to become the sweetheart of the Reno community we were when we opened. We need to get that back," Carano said. Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.) (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Atlantic City prepares to attract winter tourists with decorations
    Atlantic City officials hope to attract winter season tourists by decorating city parks and streets, reviving its holiday parade and setting up a gigantic Christmas tree. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has pledged $595,000 for the holiday decorations. "With the Tourism District, we want to make sure to have activities during the off-season. We also wanted to make sure we did something that brings the Tourism District and the community together," said Ali Reynolds, director of community development partnerships for CRDA. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Seneca Gaming to hold grand opening of expanded hotel
    Seneca Gaming was expected to hold a ceremony today at its Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, N.Y., for the grand opening of four floors at the property's new 11-story wing. To complete the $53 million Seneca Allegany Casino project, expansion work is ongoing at the new wing, which includes nine floors of hotel rooms. Seneca Gaming officials expect the project to be completed by mid-December. American City Business Journals/Buffalo, N.Y. (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Packer's proposed hotel in Sydney wins support
    James Packer has moved a step closer to his plans for a new hotel in Sydney after the New South Wales Labor Party decided to support his proposal. The hotel could house the Australian city's second casino. A spokesman for NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said a decision from the government for a new casino is pending. "Crown says that the only way to get the revenues to pay for a six-star hotel is with some limited, high-end, VIP gaming," the Labor Party's Luke Foley said. ABC (Australia) (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Take full advantage of AGA research by going "Beyond the Casino Floor"
    When the AGA released its comprehensive study of the total impact of the commercial casino industry, "Beyond the Casino Floor: Economic Impacts of the Commercial Casino Industry," it made a number of other resources available that further tell the story of the industry's economic impact. The new Beyond the Casino Floor section of the AGA website includes a suite of resources: a copy of the report, an interactive map detailing state and local data, market data fact sheets and a section where casino employees talk about the impact the industry has had on their lives. Visit the Beyond the Casino Floor section of the AGA website to see all of the available tools. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Check out G2E Highlights with the G2E Blog, YouTube and G2E Website. Don't forget to follow G2E on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook
    Check out the latest blog posts on the G2E Blog from Brian Lehman,  communications manager, American Gaming Association (AGA), and Kimberlie I. Leon, director of marketing. Also, be sure to check out 2012 video highlights and interviews from the show floor on YouTube and You won't want to miss these videos -- they are one of a kind and will leave you smiling and informed! Then, see how G2E is preparing for 2013 and find out what's going on in the gaming industry today by connecting with G2E on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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