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December 27, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Foxwoods casino to undergo renovation, add outlet mall
    The Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., has unveiled plans to undergo refurbishment and add a new outlet mall. The 20-year old casino also looks to boost marketing as competition from casinos in nearby states increases. "Other properties may be able to offer convenience, but that's just one box to check," said Scott Butera, Foxwoods president and chief executive. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Maryland Live! Casino set to begin 24-hour operation
    Officials of the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Md., said the gaming facility would begin operating 24 hours a day today. The casino has obtained approval from the state Lottery and Gaming Control Commission for its 24-hour operation, while the state's two other casinos requested permission to expand their hours. The Baltimore Sun (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mississippi's gaming market receives optimistic forecast
    Recovery may be around the corner for Mississippi's casinos, as the Hard Rock is adding a new hotel and the Isle Casino hotel prepares for renovations and a name change. Chris Latil, general manager of the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi. "We're very excited about this market. We think that 2013 is going to be a big year for this market. We're excited about what's going on around the coast and around Biloxi," Latil said. WLOX-TV (Biloxi, Miss.) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Analyst: New Md. casino could spur Va. to reconsider gambling policy
    Frank Fantini, CEO of Fantini Research, says that a new casino at Maryland's National Harbor could spur Virginia lawmakers to rethink the state's gaming policy. "If you have a casino at National Harbor, it's pretty reasonable to believe that some of the Northern Virginia legislators might start thinking about it. Whether they're just as well-off getting revenue from other sources is a question for policymakers," Fantini said. The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ky. governor faces challenge in effort to expand gambling
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who hopes that the state legislature would approve a constitutional amendment to expand gambling in the state, says the plan is proving to be difficult. "The Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, we worked together in the last session on that issue. It is also true that Sen. [David] Williams was a formidable opponent on the issue. ... When you are talking about a constitutional amendment, you need 23 votes in the Senate and 60 in the House. That is difficult in the mildest of issue," Beshear said. Politics blog (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Manila preps for casino growth as new gaming resorts near opening
    The Philippine capital is getting ready for a projected casino boom as the opening of new gaming resorts in the country draws closer. Enrique Razon Jr.'s $1.2 billion Solaire casino is scheduled to open in March. The casino, which will include about 290 gaming tables, aims to attract high rollers. "We would fly them in privately from Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, places like that," Razon said. Reuters (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Use social media to keep up with the AGA
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  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: Suzo-Happ Group
    Suzo-Happ Group is the global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Gaming and Amusement components and accessories. Suzo-Happ maintains a strong commitment to quality, focused product development, world-class customer care and unrivaled distribution capabilities and reach with nearly 500 employees in 12 locations worldwide. Suzo-Happ Group will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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