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January 4, 2013
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Penn National, MGM submit final Springfield, Mass., casino proposals
    MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming formally submitted their final casino proposals Thursday to Springfield, Mass. MGM Resorts proposes building a gaming facility in the city's South End, while Penn National plans to develop its proposed casino in the North End. "From the beginning, our city team has put forth a professional, strategic and thoughtful format. We look forward to reviewing the proposals in-depth," Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 positive ways to respond to negative comments.
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  Industry Update 
 
  • Pa. casinos report $2.5 billion slot revenue for 2012
    Gross slots revenue in Pennsylvania grew to roughly $2.5 billion in 2012 -- a 2.7% increase from the previous year's revenue. "While competition for gaming dollars from bordering states will continue to escalate, the revenue results from legalized casino gaming in Pennsylvania continue to be strong," said William H. Ryan Jr., chairman of the gaming board. The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Group drops plans to build slots parlor in Littleton, Mass.
    Clairvest, a casino company based in Toronto, has called off its plans for a slots parlor in Littleton, Mass. "Clairvest is continuing to evaluate opportunities for a gaming license application in Massachusetts. However at this time, Clairvest has decided not to proceed with a project in Littleton. As we continue to evaluate opportunities in Massachusetts, Clairvest remains committed to a transparent process that meets the needs of all stakeholders," the company said. Boston Herald (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Issues, Trends & Technology 
 
  • Ky. governor unveils plans for modified gambling amendment
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said he may propose a constitutional amendment to expand gambling in the state that won't guarantee casino licenses and revenues to racetracks. According to Beshear, that might allow a gambling amendment to gain approval from the state legislature. "It has become pretty clear, I think, from our past experience that having a bunch of qualifying language trying to give the horse industry protection in a constitutional amendment is not going to fly," Beshear said. The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Firm touts ability to boost revenues from Pa. lottery
    An executive with Camelot Global Services, a firm that has made a proposal to operate the Pennsylvania Lottery, says the company can lift revenues for the lottery -- the same as what it did in Great Britain. "In the U.K., we get 50 percent of population to play a small amount every week -- that way, we can grow the lottery in a responsible way," said Alex Kovach, Camelot's managing director. The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Okla. tribe revives casino plans in Cayuga County, N.Y.
    The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma has submitted an application with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to put 229 acres of land in trust as part of its plan to build a gaming and entertainment facility in Cayuga County, N.Y. The federal government denied the tribe's first request for a land trust five years ago. The Citizen (Auburn, N.Y.) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  International Focus 
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Take full advantage of AGA research by going "Beyond the Casino Floor"
    When the AGA released its comprehensive study of the total impact of the commercial casino industry, "Beyond the Casino Floor: Economic Impacts of the Commercial Casino Industry," it made a number of other resources available that further tell the story of the industry's economic impact. The new Beyond the Casino Floor section of the AGA website includes a suite of resources: a copy of the report, an interactive map detailing state and local data, market data fact sheets and a section where casino employees talk about the impact the industry has had on their lives. Visit the Beyond the Casino Floor section of the AGA website to see all of the available tools. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stay connected with G2E and G2E Asia on social media and with the G2E Blog
    Check out highlights from G2E 2012 and stay up to date on all of the new happenings for G2E Asia 2013 and G2E 2013 on the G2E Blog. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Beware the fury of a patient man."
--John Dryden,
British poet, critic and playwright


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