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March 18, 2013
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  • Atlantic City casinos OK'd to offer fantasy sports betting
    New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement has informed Atlantic City casinos that it would allow them to offer fantasy sports betting. A pilot program on the new wagering option and the regulations for it will be laid out today. "This gives players the option to deposit money and then play daily fantasy games, where they pick three or five Major League Baseball or National Football League or National Basketball Association players and build an aggregate roster just for that one day," said Joe Brennan, president of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association. The Washington Times/The Associated Press (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Bill's Gamblin' Hall to open as Gansevoort Las Vegas
    Caesars Entertainment is working with Gansevoort Hotel Group to redesign Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon in Las Vegas through a $185 million renovation. The casino hotel, which closed last month, will reopen as Gansevoort Las Vegas in January. "We wanted to bring a partner who had not just expertise, but a passion for creating something really unique," says Tariq Shaukat, Caesars Entertainment's chief marketing officer. USA Today/Hotel Check-in blog (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Environmental review for MGM's proposed Mass. casino to begin
    MGM Resorts International said it has completed requirements to start an environmental review for an $800 million casino it is proposing to build in Springfield, Mass., as part of the casino license application process. Companies hoping to build large-scale projects in the state are required to distribute copies of the Environmental Notification Form to communities that are potentially affected by their projects. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Trump Plaza revokes layoff notices given to employees
    The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., has requested that layoff notices that were sent to more than 1,400 employees of the gaming property be removed from the website of the New Jersey Department of Labor. "This happens occasionally. Any one of a number of factors could be the reason, i.e., a premature WARN date, the number of employees impacted may have changed, the sale may happen later than originally expected, et cetera," agency spokeswoman Kerri Gatling said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Construction of Horseshoe Baltimore Casino allowed to proceed
    A judge has rejected a motion filed by neighborhood residents and environmental activists last week to halt the construction of the Horseshoe Baltimore casino. "We are pleased the court agreed with our position on this matter and look forward to proceeding with the development of a world-class casino in Baltimore," said Dave Curley, a spokesman for CBAC Gaming. The Baltimore Sun (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Get educated about unregulated Internet sweepstakes cafes
    In recent years, thousands of unregulated Internet sweepstakes cafes have sprung up across the country, carefully designed to avoid state antigambling laws and gambling licensing restrictions with games that closely mimic the experience of traditional slot and video poker machines. To address this proliferation, the AGA has released a white paper, Internet Sweepstakes Cafes: Unregulated Storefront Gambling in the Neighborhood, which outlines legislation and legal activity that already has taken place related to the issue and examines legal arguments against sweepstakes cafes. Download the white paper to learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: Weike Gaming Technology
    Weike Gaming Technology has built an enviable reputation for cutting-edge technology and innovation over the past decade. For the third time in the history of the company, Weike Gaming received the "Best Asian Supplier 2012" award from Inside Asian Gaming magazine. Their new slimline Infinity X gaming machines, innovative electronic table games and comprehensive user-friendly gaming management and jackpot systems demonstrate how Weike has become a premier gaming company in Asia. For more information on Weike Gaming Technology, please visit www.weikegaming.com. Weike Gaming Technology will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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