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January 7, 2013
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  • Developers to present casino plans to Iowa commission
    Four groups seeking to win a land-based gaming license in Sioux City, Iowa, will formally present their plans to the state Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday. Sioux City Entertainment, Penn National Gaming and Ho-Chunk Inc., are promising the creation of hundreds of jobs should the commission select their proposal on April 18. "We're looking for people who are committed to guest service," said Bill Warner, president of Sioux City Entertainment. Sioux City Journal (Iowa) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Las Vegas should attract technology companies, says expert
    Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says Las Vegas can reclaim its top spot in the global gaming industry if the state can attract technology firms that can bolster the industry. "Maybe we're looking at yesterday's metrics to look at tomorrow’s productivity. We're looking at stats that our grandfathers fell in love with without paying attention that the world has changed," Bernhard said. Las Vegas Sun (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Expansion of sports betting in Delaware continues to lift lottery sales
    The expansion of sports betting in Delaware is proving to be paying off for the state. Revenues for the state lottery from sales of football parlay cards grew by 42.4% for to $22 million in 20 weeks, compared with $15.4 million in the same period last year. "The three casinos are showing no cannibalization and are up an aggregate of $1.2 million themselves, an increase of almost 8 percent," said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Las Vegas casino undergoes renovation due to competition
    Terrible's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is going through a $7 million renovation to attract more customers in the local market. "This is a property that has to compete for the locals market. The changes we made speak to that customer. We opened things up more in the casino and that works well with our size," said Chris Angelo, the casino's marketing manager. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Don Marrandino leaves post as head of Caesars' eastern division
    Don Marrandino has stepped down as president of Caesars Entertainment's eastern division. According to the company, Marrandino was leaving to pursue other interests. "Throughout his career with Caesars, Don has been a great partner and contributor, displaying a dedication to service and a knack for cultivating innovative entertainment strategies," said Tom Jenkin, Caesars' president of operations. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nevada gaming board is ready for intrastate poker, says chairman
    Nevada looks to launch its intrastate interactive poker websites next spring, pending federal approval. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett says the regulatory board is ready for online poker. "If the feds give the OK for interstate poker to go live, it will be a significant increase in work load for the state, especially if Nevada becomes the hub. We'll have licensing matters and taxation matters to deal with, but the state will benefit. We're ready for intrastate (Nevada only) poker," Burnett said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Stay up-to-date on online poker
    Online poker is one of the hottest topics in today's gaming industry. Everyone seems to be talking about it -- politicians, regulators, gaming companies, the media and players -- but where can you get all the information about the issue that you need? The AGA has created the Online Poker Headquarters on its website with links to videos, opinion pieces, white papers and background about the issue, along with information about how you can get involved in the effort to pass federal legislation to allow states to legalize and regulate online poker. Visit the AGA's Online Poker Headquarters to see all of the resources that are available. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: Qianhui Metal World Co. Ltd.
    Established in 2003, Qianhui Metal World Co. Ltd. specializes in designing and manufacturing metal slot cabinets and amusement machines. Qianhui operates more than 150 sets of advanced equipment tools which help create the TRUMPF TCL 3030 Laser Cutting Machines, AMADA and TRUMPF numerical control punch machines as well as MERUGA and AMADA numerical control bending machines. For the absolute best quality at the right price, Qianhui is the best and long-term partner for your business. For more information on Qianhui, please visit Qianhui Metal World Co. Ltd. will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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