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October 31, 2012
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  • Isle of Capri officially opens $135 million Mo. casino
    Isle of Capri's casino in Cape Girardeau, Mo., opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. The Missouri Gaming Commission's executive director, Roger Stottlemyre, gave casino General Manager Chet Koch the gaming facility's operating license to formally signal its opening. The $135 million casino includes 1,000 slot machines, 28 table games, an events center and several restaurants. Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Atlantic City's casinos to be inspected before reopening
    New Jersey regulators will visit all of Atlantic City's 12 casinos before deciding on their reopening dates. "Even though we could all reopen within 24 hours if we wanted to, the bigger question is the infrastructure: access roads, power and the situation in the local communities where our employees and our customers live. There's no sense opening if we can't get people in here," said Tony Rodio, head of the Casino Association of New Jersey and president of the Tropicana Casino and Resort. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gambling firm looks to build $150 million casino in Ankeny, Iowa
    Casino company Wild Rose Entertainment, the same group that considered a casino project in Urbandale, Iowa, last month, is looking to build a $150 million casino complex in Ankeny, Iowa. Plans for the facility include a 50,000-square-foot casino, a 200-room hotel and an event center. "It's no secret we've been looking to do a casino in central Iowa for a long time," said Tom Timmons, vice president of Wild Rose. KCCI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Aliante Gaming to take over management of Vegas Casino
    Aliante Gaming will take over operations Thursday at Aliante Station resort in North Las Vegas. The company will change the property's name to Aliante Casino and Hotel as the gaming facility's management contract with Station Casinos ends. "We're excited to welcome guests to the new Aliante. Our loyal guests will enjoy and benefit from the new offering we are bringing to the property," General Manager Terry Downey said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kansas Star Casino welcomes guests to its Hampton Inn hotel
    The hotel at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., welcomed its first visitors Tuesday. The Hampton Inn and Suites Mulvane, which has 150 rooms, will hold its grand opening celebration Nov. 9. "This hotel will be a great amenity for our patrons once we open our expansion in the next couple of weeks," casino General Manager Scott Cooper said. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • MGM, Royal Caribbean team up to offer customer rewards
    MGM Resorts International has entered into a deal with Royal Caribbean that would allow customers to use reward points for amenities provided by the two companies starting in January. Under the agreement, members of MGM's M Life programs will be allowed to earn points for free cruises with Royal Caribbean, while Royal Caribbean's Crown & Anchor Society members can use their rewards at MGM properties in Detroit, Las Vegas and Mississippi. (Las Vegas) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • South Korean city plans a $290 billion gaming destination
    Incheon, South Korea, plans to partner with investors to build a $290 billion leisure and gaming destination in the city, which would be triple the size of Macau. According to developer Eightcity Co., the 8-City in the Incheon's Yongyu-Muui island district, which will include casinos, hotels, a marina resort, malls and Formula 1 race course, will be built over 18 years. "Eightcity is aiming to become a city that has the advantages of gaming and entertainment offered by Las Vegas, the shopping and financial hubs of Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as Macau," said Eightcity Chairman Shawn Park. Bloomberg (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Explore every angle with Gambling Disorders 360°
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  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: Astro Corp.
    Astro Corp is a developer of slots, VLT and multiplayer games for global gaming markets. The company not only provides professional digital game development of software/hardware, system and machine, but also offers comprehensive solutions. The core research group has been focusing on gaming-related products for more than 20 years, and the technical staff has hundreds of practical experiences. Astro has obtained a great number of international approvals. Astro Corporation will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. For more information on Astro, please visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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