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February 20, 2013
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  • 2 more companies express interest in pursuing slot license in Mass.
    Massachusetts Gaming Commission spokeswoman Elaine B. Driscoll said two additional companies have expressed their intentions to compete for the state's lone slots parlor license, doubling the number of the slot bidders. "Last week the Gaming Commission requested the two undeclared applicants inform them which license they intended to pursue by today. PPE Casino Resorts and Mass Gaming & Entertainment LLC both indicated to the commission they would pursue the slot parlor license," Driscoll said. Boston Herald (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Atlantic City's Revel to file for bankruptcy
    Officials of the Revel casino in Atlantic City said the resort has reached an agreement with its lenders to proceed with Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing to reduce its debt. "This restructuring positions Revel for long-term success by providing the company with the operational flexibility to invest in the growth of our business," said Michael Garrity, Revel's chief investment officer. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Authorities shut down cashless casino bar on China's Hainan island
    A newly opened cashless casino bar on Hainan island in China was closed by Chinese authorities Tuesday. Casino gambling is prohibited in areas outside Macau. "When we approved it, the regulations and the certificate said its operations would be entertainment in nature, but inside the bar there are some games and they've gone beyond the scope of the regulations, so we closed it down," said Chen Guangfa, Sanya Culture and Sports Bureau's deputy director. Reuters (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Melco Crown unit to sell stock for Philippines casino project
    The shareholders of Manchester International Holdings Unlimited Corp., the Philippines unit of Melco Crown Entertainment, have approved the company's plan to sell about 1 billion shares to help finance a joint casino project in the Philippines with SM Investments Corp. and Belle Corp. Manchester said the unit will be renamed Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corp. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/19) 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
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