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January 3, 2013
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  • Mark Giannantonio to serve as Resorts Casino's new CEO
    Mark Giannantonio, who has served as the vice president of hotel operations at Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel, will take over as president and CEO of the gaming property on Monday as part of Mohegan Sun's management reorganization. "The most important goal for me is to sustain Resorts at a certain level of profitability. [Owner] Morris Bailey deserves that, and we're going to work to make that happen," Giannantonio said. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Construction work on Pinnacle's Ohio racetrack set to begin
    Pinnacle Entertainment's River Downs Racetrack in Cincinnati will soon begin demolition work to convert the facility into a $209 million racino. The gaming facility slated to open in 2014 will operate 1,600 video slot machines, pending regulatory approval from the Ohio Lottery Commission. (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Development boom in Cincinnati region adds variety to hotel scene
    The Greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky areas are experiencing a hotel-building boom that officials hope will boost tourism in the region. The new properties boast unique locations and concepts that are expected to complement the appeal of the upcoming Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, this feature says. (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nevada casino to offer flights from Joplin, Mo.
    The Riverside Casino and Resort in Laughlin, Nev., will start offering round-trip flights from Joplin, Mo. According to Loyd Shires, marketing director for the resort, flights from 64 cities in 29 Midwestern and Pacific Northwest states are rotated at changing times during the year. "This time in the winter, when people are more likely to come from the Midwest for the warm weather, we have 10 to 14 flights a week from different cities," Shires said. The Joplin Globe (Mo.) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Proposed casino in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, gets support from groups
    The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said Wednesday that they are in favor of a proposed casino in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "A casino is one of the best corporate citizens you can have in a community," said Marilee Fowler of the visitors bureau. The proponents of the casino project are working to collect more than 11,000 signatures in an effort to place the initiative up for vote. KWWL-TV (Waterloo, Iowa) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Focus 
  • $3.5 Baha Mar project in Bahamas is well under way
    The $3.5 billion Baha Mar casino resort project in Nassau, Bahamas, is forging ahead. The gambling resort, which is slated to open in 2014, includes 100,000 square feet of casino gaming, four hotels, dining spaces and a golf course. "This is a unique market and Baha Mar will allow the Bahamas to grow its gaming by offering a true Las Vegas experience," said Uri Clinton, Baha Mar Ltd. general counsel. Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • Read IGT CEO Patti Hart's Global Gaming Women column in Jan. issue of Global Gaming Business
    In her Global Gaming Women column that appears in the January issue of Global Gaming Business magazine, Patti Hart, CEO of International Game Technology, talks about how personal and professional growth can come through guidance and advice from places you might not expect and encourages women in gaming to engage, interact and give back to help others in the industry. Read her entire column here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gain access to gaming's hottest markets: Exhibit space still available for G2E Asia 2013!
    With Asia now representing the industry's two highest grossing markets, Macau and Singapore, and with new projects under way in the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea and more, there's no better time or place to introduce your products and services than G2E Asia 2013. Taking place May 21-23 at the Venetian Macao, next year's show features a newly designed floor plan aimed at maximizing exposure for all companies, as well as many new advertising opportunities. For more information, contact Todd Sheahan in the United States at +1-203-840-5397 or by e-mail, or Lay Eng See in China at +86 21 2231 7028 or by e-mail. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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