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January 28, 2013
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Gambling venues are growing in U.S., industry experts say
    Gambling locations and options in the form of casinos, resorts and entertainment centers are proliferating in the U.S., according to casino industry experts. "The whole industry was staring into the abyss a few years ago. Now, by most every metric and in most every market, gaming is making a comeback," says Roger Snow, chief product officer for SHFL Entertainment. USA Today (1/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Springfield, Mass., mayor delays decision on casino proposals
    Springfield, Mass., Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said he delayed a decision on approving casino proposals for the city to give more time for evaluation. "We are making sure we are thorough. We are making sure that we are going to be accurate. It was obvious we needed more time to match up some of the details," said Kevin E. Kennedy, the city's chief development officer. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • $30 million Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace to open soon
    The new Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will be ready to welcome its first guests on Feb. 4. The $30 million hotel has 181 rooms, a retail area and a 327-seat restaurant. "We will have signature services special for the Nobu guest. The Nobu customer has been waiting to experience the property," said Gigi Vega, general manager of the Nobu Hotel. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Some Mo. casinos ramp up efforts to boost revenue
    Several casinos in Missouri are beefing up efforts to boost revenues. Last year, the Isle of Capri Casinos opened its $135 million casino in Cape Girardeau, Mo., following Penn National Gaming's rebranding of its Harrah's casino in Maryland Heights, Mo., into a Hollywood Casino. Pinnacle is building a 200-room hotel at its River City casino in Lemay, Mo. "The hotel will help expand the market by drawing gamblers from a wider geographic area," said Neil Walkoff, an executive vice president with Pinnacle. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Atlantic City Alliance plans new events to attract more tourists
    The Atlantic City Alliance will continue promoting the association's "Do Anything, Do Everything, Do AC" campaign this year with new events, attractions and shows. The events include an airshow, a wine-tasting festival, sports competitions and a film festival. "The nice thing is, we're not seeing any fatigue in the campaign," alliance President Liza Cartmell said. We continue to see improvements." The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Tribal candidate favors Middleboro, Mass., as Mashpee's casino site
    Richard Oakley, a candidate who is vying for the position held by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell, said he favors Middleboro, Mass., over Taunton as the site for the tribe's planned casino. "I can't close the door to Taunton completely. The process has started there, but I really don't think we're getting a good deal. Everything has to be looked at. We can't say we're not going to do the Taunton deal, but I prefer Middleboro," Oakley said. Taunton Daily Gazette (Mass.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • Macau approves Sands' plan for additional table games
    The Macau government has given Las Vegas Sands the green light to add 200 more table games to its properties in the Asian gaming hub. According to CLSA analysts Aaron Fischer and Richard Huang, the additional tables will raise the total number of the company's table games in Macau to 1,550. The Wall Street Journal (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Find historical data on commercial casinos in the AGA's State of the States Reports
    Looking for in-depth state-by-state data on the commercial casino industry? Look no further than the annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment, which includes employment, wage, gaming and tax revenue data, along with public opinion polling on the gaming industry. Find reports dating from 1999 here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    You can still check out 2012 video highlights and interviews from the show floor on YouTube, and www.globalgamingexpo.com. Then, keep up with how G2E is preparing for 2013, and what's going on in the gaming industry today by connecting with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the G2E Blog. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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