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December 4, 2012
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Mobile Gaming — How Will You Capitalize On The Growing Trend?
Joingo, pioneers in consumer facing mobile loyalty engagement, have partnered with leading global gaming supplier SHFL Entertainment to bring digital versions of SHFL's popular casino games to Joingo customers. Learn more about the partnership and Joingo's mobile gaming solution here.
  Industry Update 
  • Penn National, MGM say they remain committed to Springfield, Mass.
    MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming said they are committed to their casino plans for Springfield, Mass., following Ameristar Casinos' withdrawal of its bid to build a gaming facility in the city. D. Eric Schippers, a senior vice president at Penn National, said the company is forging ahead with its plans. "We remain focused on working together with the community in Springfield to ensure that MGM Springfield is the best choice for the city and the region," a spokeswoman for MGM said. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bingo games help attract customers to Atlantic City casinos
    Bingo has helped draw frequent customers to Atlantic City casinos who are likely to spend on other gambling and nongambling amenities in the gaming facilities after the games. Joe Lupo, Borgata's senior vice president of operations, said bingo allows the casino to cater to a specific group of customers. "It's loyalty-building with this demographic group. Obviously, it drives thousands of people into the building to partake in both the gaming and nongaming attractions," Lupo said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • MGM announces resignation of Aria president, chief operating officer
    MGM Resorts International, manager and co-owner of the CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip, said Bill McBeath, Aria president and chief operating officer, has resigned. "We have all benefited from Bill's long and storied career with our company and we will always be grateful for his steady hand and leadership in the opening and operation of CityCenter," MGM Resorts Chairman Jim Murren said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Supporters of proposed Iowa casino collect signatures
    The proponents of a casino project in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are collecting about 12,000 signatures in an effort to place the initiative up for vote. "It's nice we've had the resources from government, but it's also nice to see the private sector making investments as well," said Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Marilee Fowler. Fowler said Steve Gray, a local businessman who is spearheading a group of investors planning to build a casino, has restored hope for revitalizing the city. KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
 
  iGaming 
  • Online gambling ban puts convenience stores, state lotteries at odds
    While state lotteries are lobbying to stop a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that would ban online gambling in all forms except poker, convenience store owners are lobbying for its passage. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries will meet with lawmakers in Washington this week in an effort to kill the bill. However, convenience store owners say passing the bill would help their sales, as customers would be prevented from buying scratch-off lottery cards online and instead have to go to brick-and-mortar stores to pick them up. The Hill (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Macau reports 7.9% growth in November gambling revenue
    Macau casinos reported monthly revenues of $3.12 billion in November, which is 7.9% higher than revenues in the same month last year. The revenue increase was attributed to spending by China's growing middle class, who continue to visit the gaming hub. Reuters (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Crown casino gets OK to add more table games, slots
    Crown's casino in Burswood, Australia, has received approval from the Gaming and Wagering Commission to increase the number of its table games and slot machines. The commission will allow the casino to install an additional 500 slots and 100 gaming tables as long as Crown Perth goes ahead with plans for a hotel at the casino complex. ABC (Australia) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Explore every angle with Gambling Disorders 360°
    Are you interested in learning more about gambling disorders and responsible gaming? Check out Gambling Disorders 360°, the blog for the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders, where you can find the latest news, issues and research relating to gambling disorders and responsible gaming. Subscribe via e-mail or RSS to stay informed! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E 2013 exhibitor spotlight: MEI
    MEI is the largest worldwide manufacturer of installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In addition, MEI is also regarded for its more than two billion transactions each week throughout the global gaming, vending, soft drink, amusement, transportation, retail and kiosk markets. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the EASITRAX Soft Count slot tracking system. MEI will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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