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December 7, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Maryland casinos authorized to operate 24 hours starting Dec. 27
    Casinos in Maryland will be able to stay open 24 hours a day starting Dec. 27 as a result of the passage of a ballot initiative in support of expansion of gambling in the state. Stephen Martino, executive director of the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, said the casinos' hours extension requests will be considered next week. The Washington Post (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Report: PokerStars is discussing deal to acquire Atlantic Club
    PokerStars, which hopes to operate online poker games in New Jersey, should laws change to allow it, is in talks to buy the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, according to sources familiar with the deal. The transaction depends in part on whether the state legislature passes a bill legalizing online gambling, which could happen by year's end. The Wall Street Journal (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Penn National to reveal more details of Springfield, Mass., casino plan
    Eric Schippers, senior vice president of public relations for Penn National Gaming, said the company would unveil additional details of its $807 million casino proposal for Springfield, Mass., during a public forum starting Tuesday. The site for the planned gaming facility includes the station of Peter A. Picknelly's Peter Pan Bus Lines, a building owned by a newspaper company and other pieces of land owned by Penn National and Picknelly. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Holyoke, Mass., officials to create separate casino committees
    Holyoke, Mass., Mayor Alex B. Morse and the City Council are preparing to form separate committees to help officials review casino projects proposed for the city. "I think the community committee is going to be important no matter what happens. I want to give them a voice," Morse said. Holyoke has been informed of casino proposals from Charles J. Petitti, Paper City Development and local businessman Eric Suher. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Snoqualmie Tribe plans to add 20-story hotel to casino
    The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington state hopes to add a 20-story hotel to its casino as part of an expansion plan for the gaming facility. "As a local citizen, the Snoqualmie Tribe has contributed more than $3 million to (Snoqualmie) Valley communities since opening its casino in late 2008. ... Responsibly expanding the casino resort will allow the tribe to further invest in the Snoqualmie Valley communities, its citizens and the protection of its sacred places," the tribe said in a written statement. The Seattle Times (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Advice for the New Year
    In the most recent Global Gaming Women column in Global Gaming Business magazine, Eileen Moore, regional president and general manager for Caesars Entertainment Corporation, talks about the value of taking time during this season to reflect upon and celebrate the past year's successes and plan for the year to come. Read her entire column here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Check out G2E 2012 highlights on YouTube and don't forget to follow G2E on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
    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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