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March 7, 2013
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  • Table games debut in Md. at Hollywood Casino Perryville
    The Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Md., introduced 12 tables games and a poker room Wednesday after Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency director Stephen Martino issued a license that authorizes the gaming facility to operate table games and poker. The casino is the first in the state to offer table games. "We are very excited to be competitive in the market, and have all the offerings of a full casino," said Jennifer Miglionico, the casino's director of marketing. American City Business Journals/Baltimore (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Suffolk Downs says its casino would aim for LEED certification
    Suffolk Downs racetrack's proposed casino would be a study in sustainability, according to its developers. Plans for the East Boston facility include restoring some of the site to its natural state. "Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs aspires to create a new level of excellence in sustainable design for gaming development projects in the U.S. As we strive for LEED Gold certification, the project will be energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and healthy for our employees and our guests," said Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs' chief operating officer. East Boston Times-Free Press (Mass.) (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Work begins on Fremont Street Experience's giant zip line
    Construction work is now in progress for Slotzilla, an $11 million zip line in downtown Las Vegas featuring a gigantic slot machine. Tom Bruny, Fremont Street Experience's director of marketing, said workers are currently building pylons for a 12-story tower that will be used to launch riders along the zip line. Slotzilla is expected to open in June. Las Vegas Sun (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nev. gaming board recommends more online gaming licenses
    The Treasure Island resort in Las Vegas and 888 Holdings have received recommendations from the Nevada Gaming Control Board for licenses to operate online poker websites in the state. 888 plans to offer its technology and expertise in the European market to Treasure Island, WMS Gaming and Caesars Entertainment, pending 888's approval from the state. The board also recommended that Player Verify LLC and XYVerify receive online gaming licenses as technology providers. (Las Vegas) (3/6), Las Vegas Review-Journal (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  International Focus 
  • MGM pitches plans for Toronto casino
    MGM Resorts officials have presented details for a casino resort the company is proposing to build in Toronto. The firm wants to use Exhibition Place, a mixed-used district in Toronto that hosts a wide number of activities, as the site for the $3 billion to $4 billion casino, which includes a venue for Cirque du Soleil, retail space and a 1,200-room hotel. Toronto Sun (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • New gambling bill clears Ill. Senate committee
    An Illinois Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow five casinos in the state and slot machines at Chicago airports. The Senate Executive Committee passed the measure just days after Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a gambling expansion bill. State Sen. Terry Link, the measure's sponsor, says the proposal could generate up to $1 billion in state revenues, which would go to the state's Education Assistance Fund. San Francisco Chronicle/The Associated Press (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Learn the latest facts about college gambling on
    Did you know that 75 percent of college students have gambled in the past year?, a free online resource of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, includes the latest research and resources designed to help college students, parents and university administrators learn more about this issue. Visit for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E TV interviewed G2E Conference Board Member Al Zajic at G2E 2012
    If you missed the interview with G2E Conference Board Member Al Zajic at G2E 2012, then take a few minutes to watch the video on the G2E Blog. Al focused on the future of security and surveillance within the gaming industry as he brought his more than 35 years of industry experience as well as certifications from ASIS and the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals to G2E. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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