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March 13, 2013
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  • Scientific Games' acquisition of WMS Industries OK'd by FTC
    Scientific Games Corp.'s announced $1.5 billion acquisition of WMS Industries has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission. The deal must still meet with the approval of WMS stockholders and gaming regulators. According to the two companies, they received notification from the FTC regarding the "early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust improvements Act," which is part of the merger process. Las Vegas Review-Journal (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Industry Update 
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Iowa group to submit petition for inclusion of casino in May ballot
    Community leaders and Warren County Citizens for Good Jobs, a group supporting the creation of a casino in Warren County, Iowa, plan to submit signatures to county officials today to have a casino referendum included on a May 7 ballot. "We are thrilled with the level of community support for the new casino, hotel and events center that will bring 600 new jobs to Warren County. Because of the high level of local support, we will be submitting more than enough signatures to get the referendum on the ballot for May 7," Warren County Supervisor Doug Shull said. KCCI-TV (Des Moines, Iowa) (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  • Mobile game developer launches real-money casino game
    Glu Mobile, a developer of mobile games, introduced its first mobile casino game in the U.K. through betting game operator Probability. Glu said its casino games will also be offered through other companies, including Paddy Power and William Hill. Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  International Focus 
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Learn more about CSR in the gaming industry
    During 2012, the AGA launched the "All In" campaign to showcase the positive impact gaming industry corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts are having on communities nationwide. The campaign focused on four specific areas -- philanthropy, responsible gaming, diversity and environmental sustainability -- and in conjunction with events throughout the year, the AGA coordinated industry activities, developed multimedia web resources and released white papers quantifying AGA member contributions in the areas of giving and volunteering and environmental sustainability. Visit the AGA website to learn more about this campaign that the AGA plans to reprise in 2013. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Newly designed floor plan selling out at G2E Asia 2013!
    Attending G2E Asia 2013 (May 21-23 at the Venetian Macao)? If so, be sure to check out our newly designed floor plan. If you are still looking to exhibit at G2E Asia 2013, the show floor is selling out fast so contact us today! For companies in the Americas and Europe, contact Todd Sheahan at +1-203-840-5397, and for companies in the Asia Pacific region contact Sean Chen at +86 755 2383 4566. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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