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January 30, 2013
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  • Businessman agrees to invest in proposed Philadelphia casino
    Physician and businessman Walter Lomax Jr. said he and his family would invest in PHL Local Gaming, which is among the companies that have submitted applications for the license to build Philadelphia's second casino. "We are very excited to have the Lomax family with us as we move forward to the next level of what's expected to be a very competitive bidding process," PHL Local Gaming CEO Joseph Procacci said. PhillyBurbs.com (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Pa. racino developer gets extension for casino license application
    Endeka Entertainment, developer of the proposed racetrack and casino in Lawrence County, Pa., has obtained a 45-day extension from the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission to file a casino license application with the state Gaming Control Board and complete its plans for the racino. The company now has until March 14 to file its application and meet the commission's conditions. New Castle News (Pa.) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to house burger restaurant
    The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, which will open on March 4, will include a 3,500-square-foot burger restaurant. Bobby's Burger Palace will be next to the $400 million gaming facility's gaming space. "I am very excited to welcome Chef Bobby Flay to Horseshoe Cincinnati. Bobby's BBP concept is a great complement to the distinctive venues that will make this a world-class destination in downtown Cincinnati," General Manager Kevin Kline said. Cincinnati.com (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Atlantic Club files layoff notice as part of legal requirement
    The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., has filed a layoff notice with the state Department of Labor as part of a legal requirement tied to its pending sale to Rational Group, says Atlantic Club Chief Operating Officer Michael Frawley. "While there is no anticipation of layoffs or cessation of operations, as our company moves through this transaction process, the issuance of notices under WARN and N.J. WARN is a necessary legal requirement," Frawley said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Issues, Trends & Technology 
 
  • Del. activates keno instant lottery terminals
    Delaware's lottery has activated keno terminals at 81 non-casino sites in the state as part of the state's effort to collect more revenues from its gambling industry. The new lottery game is expected to generate $1 million by the end of the second quarter. "We want to see how this gets a foothold. Traditionally, Keno is a growth product; it takes a while to develop, then you get nice slow, steady growth," State Lottery Director Vernon Kirk said. The Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.) (tiered subscription model) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.H. lawmakers consider allowing betting on historical races
    Lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering allowing wagering on horse races that have taken place in the past. With the new form of betting, races would be selected from a betting terminal's database that will include thousands of old races. "It will preserve 55 jobs, but will also allow Lakes Region to add 25 jobs if these machines come in," state Sen. Andrew Hosmer said. The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  International Focus 
  • Niagara Falls casino to close for electrical upgrade
    The Casino Niagara, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, will temporarily close Wednesday and resume operation the following day for the installation of a new electrical system in the building. "We have been preparing for this upgrade for several months and are now in a position to install the new system, which represents an important and substantial investment in our property," Niagara Casinos spokesman Greg Medulun said. The Niagara Falls Review (Ontario) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Mentoring: A two-way street
    In the most recent Global Gaming Women column in Global Gaming Business magazine, Katie Lever, executive vice president and general counsel for SHFL entertainment Inc. outlines how mentors can get just as much out of the mentor/mentee relationship as those they are guiding. Read her entire column here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gain access to gaming's hottest markets: Exhibit space still available for G2E Asia 2013!
    With Asia now representing the industry's two highest grossing markets, Macau and Singapore, and with new projects under way in the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea and more, there's no better time or place to introduce your products and services than G2E Asia 2013. Taking place May 21-23 at the Venetian Macao, next year's show features a newly designed floor plan aimed at maximizing exposure for all companies, as well as many new advertising opportunities. For more information, contact Todd Sheahan in the United States at +1-203-840-5397 or by e-mail, or Lay Eng See in China at +86 21 2231 7028 or by e-mail. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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