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January 16, 2013
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  Top of the Deck 
  • AGA board announces selection of directors
    Four members of the American Gaming Association's board were re-elected to three-year terms at December's annual meeting and a fifth was re-elected to a one-year term. In addition, Richard Byrne, the chief executive of Deutsche Bank Securities, was elected to serve as a director for a year and William Newby, global head of gaming investment banking at Jefferies & Company Inc., was chosen as director-elect. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • PokerStars parent company to purchase Atlantic Club
    Rational Group, the parent company of Internet gambling firms PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, has struck a deal to acquire the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. "The acquisition of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel will secure up to 2,000 jobs and maintain the economic benefits the casino brings to New Jersey," Atlantic Club Chief Operating Officer Michael Frawley and the Rational Group said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Burst sprinkler pipes flood casinos in Tahoe, Nev.
    Frozen fire protection systems at four casinos in Tahoe, Nev., burst Tuesday due to record low temperatures. Harrah's Lake Tahoe appeared to be hardest hit, when it was drenched with several thousands of gallons of water, according to Tahoe-Douglas Fire Marshal Eric Guevin. "The engineering department was quick to respond in all the issues and make it safe for everyone and minimize the water damage and get the fire system back online for the safety of patrons," Guevin said. Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.)/The Associated Press (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Atlantic City officials aim to begin marketplace project this year
    New Jersey's Casino Reinvestment Development Authority said a plan to build an indoor marketplace in the city is one of the projects that the authority is prioritizing this year. "It's a project with a huge community benefit, and there's currently nothing remotely like it in the city. With any luck, we'd see ... the project started by fall, but that's not guaranteed," said John Palmieri, CRDA's executive director. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Court ruling on floating home a victory for casinos
    Florida resident Fane Lozman won a legal battle against the city of Riviera Beach when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that his floating home could not be regulated as a vessel. "Not every floating structure is a 'vessel,'" Justice Stephen Breyer wrote. The American Gaming Association said the ruling matters to the casino industry, which does not want docked, non-powered casinos to face regulation under maritime law. The Wall Street Journal (1/15), The Miami Herald (free registration) (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • St. Lawrence County, N.Y., looks into casino opportunity
    A majority of legislators in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., have agreed to work with the county's economic and tourism authorities and other officials toward the goal of hosting a casino in the county. The move came after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his State of the State address last week that his plan to expand gambling in the state includes placing three casinos upstate. "The governor hasn't been specific in what we need to do. The more we have involved, the better," said Legislator Vernon D. "Sam" Burns. Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.) (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Learn the latest facts about college gambling on
    Did you know that 75 percent of college students have gambled in the past year?, a free online resource of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, includes the latest research and resources designed to help college students, parents and university administrators learn more about this issue. Visit for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    You can still check out 2012 video highlights and interviews from the show floor on YouTube, and Then, keep up with how G2E is preparing for 2013, and what's going on in the gaming industry today by connecting with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the G2E Blog. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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