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December 24, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Toronto-based company mulls casino opportunity in Littleton, Mass.
    Clairvest, a casino company based in Toronto, has held initial talks with officials of Littleton, Mass., on a possible gambling facility in the town. "Town officials have been familiarizing ourselves with the gaming statute and the impacts of such operations in other communities. The town of Littleton is committed to a full and thorough public input and review process for any proposal which might be submitted," said Keith Bergman, town administrator. Boston Herald (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Deadwood, S.D., casinos report increase in November revenue
    The total gross revenue of casinos in Deadwood, S.D., increased to $7.5 million in November, a rise of 1.2 percent over the same month last year. "I think that the increased bet limit is helping drive the market a little. The economy has yet to completely recover," said Tom Nelson, president of the Deadwood Gaming Association. The Rapid City Journal (S.D.) (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • MGM announces $119 million sale of condo units at CityCenter
    MGM Resorts International said it is selling 427 condo units at the Veer Towers in Las Vegas' CityCenter to LVT Owner LLC. "This is new money coming into a marketplace that hasn't seen a lot of investment. Even though it's a cyclical thing and it's taken us a little longer to come back, this is an affirmation of the current market in general and an indication that things will get better from here," said Tony Dennis, CityCenter Residential executive vice president. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Marina location secret to Golden Nugget Atlantic City's success
    Tom Pohlman, general manager of Atlantic City's Golden Nugget, says that the casino's spot near the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Harrah's Resort in the Marina area has helped the gaming facility profits. "There's no doubt we're happy being neighbors with Borgata," Pohlman said. The operators of Golden Nugget took ownership of the former Trump Marina Hotel Casino two years ago. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (12/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Okla. casino resort opens second hotel
    The Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla., has opened its second hotel and hired an additional 100 employees. The 152-room Kappa Tower brings the total number of hotel rooms at the resort to 374. "It's even more beautiful than I thought it would be. We are very excited, and we are hopeful that our guests will love it. We are also excited about how this will help strengthen the local economy with the jobs it has created and with a stronger destination tourist attraction," Downstream Chairman John Berrey said. Miami News-Record (Okla.) (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Michigan tribe buys land near its FireKeepers Casino
    The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians is spending $12 million to acquire two pieces of land, including a hotel, near its FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich. "The tribe had talked about diversification with its businesses. This provides diversification for our economic portfolio," tribal Chairman Homer A. Mendoka said. (Michigan) (free registration) (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • "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 Asia 2013 exhibitor spotlight: BMM Compliance
    Since 1981, BMM has established the most experienced, private independent gaming certification lab in the world. BMM provides professional technical and regulatory compliance services within the gaming industry. BMM is headquartered in Las Vegas (USA) but maintains worldwide offices in Mexico City, Lima, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Macau, Busan, Barcelona, Graz, Rome and Midrand. BMM Compliance will exhibit at G2E Asia 2013 May 21-23 at The Venetian Macao. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Editor's Note 
  • SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of Christmas, SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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