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February 4, 2013
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  • AGA: Casino companies take the lead in recycling
    Major casino companies are proving to be the leaders in conservation and recycling programs, according to a report put together by the American Gaming Association. The "All in for the Environment" report shows how companies save on energy and reduce waste while cutting costs. "Their recycling and conservation efforts have not only had a positive impact on the environment, but they have also streamlined and cut costs for their businesses," AGA President Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • How Atlantic City casinos geared up for Super Bowl weekend
    Some casinos in Atlantic City prepared parties and promotions to boost business during the Super Bowl weekend. "Without a doubt, Super Bowl Sunday is big for us," said Tom Pohlman, general manager of Golden Nugget Atlantic City. However, some casino executives believe that the city would have gained more if Las Vegas-style sports betting were legal in the state. "If New Jersey had sports betting, this weekend would be one of the busiest weekends of the year, other than three-day holidays," said Joe Lupo, senior vice president of operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Work to expand N.Y.'s Finger Lakes Casino is under way
    A $12 million project has begun to expand and improve the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y. Upgrades to the gaming facility include 350 additional games, a restaurant and bar. "It's going to allow us to hopefully increase the experience for people here and increase our impact on the community from a job standpoint and from an economic standpoint," said Marketing Director Steve Martin. YNN Rochester (N.Y.) (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hard Rock aims to triple global hotel portfolio
    Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, says his company is looking to triple its global hotel portfolio in the next three to five years. Allen identified some target markets in the U.S., including Texas, Miami, Kentucky, New York and northern New Jersey. Globally, the company is studying expansion opportunities in South America, Asia and the Caribbean. (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Voices 

  • Nev. bill would allow casinos to accept poker bets from other states
    An online gambling bill, which would allow casinos in Las Vegas offering online poker to accept wagers from other states, is expected to be considered by Nevada lawmakers after a legislative session begins Monday. "I think this is something that could help our state. Otherwise I don't think you'd see this kind of interest in it. This is something that would go out and allow our operators to be as competitive as they can be," state Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said. San Francisco Chronicle/The Associated Press (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Navajo Nation to open new Ariz. casino in May
    The Navajo Nation plans to open the $175 million Twin Arrows casino hotel near Flagstaff, Ariz., in May. "In the middle of May we will open our doors. We will have a date in 60 days," said Derrick Watchman, chief financial officer for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. The casino held a job fair over the weekend to fill 800 positions. The Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff) (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • "What Clinicians Need to Know about Gambling Disorders" released by the NCRG
    What is a gambling disorder and how can it be treated? The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) recently published the seventh edition of the Increasing the Odds monograph series to answer these questions. The resource serves as an essential training guide to help clinicians, counselors and addiction services providers recognize, understand and treat gambling disorders. Visit the NCRG's website for a free download of this resource. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E TV Highlight: David Hasselhoff performs at the G2E 2012 Welcome Reception
    If you missed "The Hoff" performing at G2E 2012, then take a few minutes to watch the video on the G2E Blog. The former "Baywatch" star stopped by and discussed not only his musical background, but his continued success on touring various international locations before he hit the stage to perform for the crowd at the G2E Welcome Reception. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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