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February 14, 2013
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  • N.J. commission agrees to consider MGM's casino license request
    The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will let MGM Resorts International file a new application to qualify for a casino license in the state. MGM's share in Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will be held in trust until a determination is made. MGM is pleased by the chance to return to the city, said Nicholas Casiello, an attorney for MGM. "Borgata fits nicely into the long-term marketing strategy of MGM," Casiello said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Ohio commission grants Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati a casino license
    The Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved a license for the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, which is set to open on March 4. The $400 million casino, which was developed by Rock Ohio Caesars, plans to offer shuttle services to downtown hotels for patrons. "We will sell Cincinnati, and we will sell what makes Cincinnati unique and special," said Kevin Kline, the casino's general manager. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Golden Gaming begins project to revive supermarket casinos
    Golden Gaming, which operates more than 2,000 slot machines at grocery stores in Nevada, has begun upgrading 10 supermarket casinos in the state by installing more private and modern gaming salons. The company aims to renovate 70 additional locations in the next couple of years. "The local gamers tend to be more sophisticated in their playing. We're trying to reward them by giving them a better experience, a more comfortable place to play and more places to use their points," Golden Gaming Chief Operating Officer Steve Arcana said. (Las Vegas) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • William Grounds named to MGM board of directors
    William Grounds, director and president of Infinity World Development Corp., will become a member of MGM Resorts International's board of directors. Grounds worked with MGM Resorts during the development of the company's CityCenter, which opened in 2009. "Bill has tremendous international development experience. He has demonstrated his strong business background serving as the Las Vegas representative of Infinity World," said MGM Resorts Chairman Jim Murren. Las Vegas Review-Journal (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bill to raise online gaming license fee is introduced in Nevada
    Nevada lawmaker William Horne has introduced an online gambling bill that would double the license fee and allow the state to make interstate agreements for online gambling. Gov. Brian Sandoval would likely oppose the fee increase, according to spokesman Mac Bybee. "Gov. Sandoval does not support the increased fee and will work to resolve this issue before the legislation is passed into law," Bybee said. Las Vegas Sun (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Building stronger relationships for women in gaming
    Global Gaming Women (GGW) was launched by the AGA to nurture emerging female leaders in the international gaming industry by fostering stronger relationships between top female executives and promising managers.  GGW creates opportunities for women in the industry to learn from each other, share ideas, discuss best practices and take advantage of mentorship opportunities. For more information about upcoming events or to get involved, visit the GGW page on the AGA website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E TV highlight: Future trends in club and lounge uniform fashion on display at the Ultra Lounge Uniform Fashion Show at G2E 2012
    If you missed the 2012 Ultra Lounge Uniform Fashion Show sponsored by CINTAS, then take a few minutes to watch the video on the G2E Blog. Future fashion trends are highlighted including the materials, fabrics and accessories that will be incorporated to make each outfit unique! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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