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March 19, 2012
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  • Manhattan won't be home to a casino, N.Y. governor says
    The New York legislature is paving the way for seven nontribal casinos across the Empire State; however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ruled out Manhattan as a casino location. "I think we can use them as regional revitalization tools. I don't think we need one in Manhattan to do that," Cuomo said. State politicians, casino companies and consultants are preparing to debate the pros and cons of the potential seven casino locations. Daily News (New York) (3/16), Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mass. gaming chairman: Casino deadlines are too tight
    Stephen Crosby, chairman of the newly formed Massachusetts Gaming Commission, is concerned that the regulatory group won't have adequate time to fulfill its duties because of tight deadlines. But state officials say that they can tinker with the process before mistakes are made. "The most important thing is that the commission get this right, and we'll work with them in any way they need to make sure they are able to do that," said Brendan Ryan, a spokesman for Gov. Deval Patrick. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lottomatica seeks interactive gaming license in Nev.
    Italy's Lottomatica Group is seeking an Interactive Gaming Service Provider license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. "Applying for these licenses in Nevada is an important step in our iGaming strategy for the U.S.," said Walter Bugno, president and CEO of Lottomatica subsidiary Spielo International. (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Macau retains title for priciest hotel rooms in Asia
    While the average price for a hotel room in Hong Kong soared last year, it still couldn't catch up to the going rate for a room in the casino capital of the world. This feature notes that in 2011 Macau retained its top spot for priciest Asian hotel room with a 9% jump to $207 a night. Macau Daily Times (Macau) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Stay connected to the NCRG on Facebook and Twitter
    Keep up-to-date on the latest research, trainings and resources about gambling disorders and responsible gaming by watching the National Center for Responsible Gaming's Twitter feed, Facebook page and Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG's blog. Posts range from the NCRG's many public education activities and the findings from NCRG-funded research to a larger discussion of gambling disorders and responsible gaming. Connect with the NCRG today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CasinoCareers and G2E team up to help job seekers and employers seeking
    The CasinoCareers job board widget is now available on the G2E homepage. Job seekers searching and employers seeking qualified professionals in gaming can search departments including compliance, iGaming, security and more. Post your resume or find ideal candidates today. For more information, visit the G2E homepage. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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