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March 22, 2019
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Casino bill in Va. now goes to governor
Virginia is on the brink of legalizing sports betting and online gaming with a bill awaiting Gov. Ralph Northam's signature. The legislation also would permit one casino license per city for eligible areas that pass a local referendum.
Online Poker Report (3/21) 
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Innovations and Trends
Vegas hotel sees IoT, smart rooms as no gamble
A Las Vegas hotel is using Aruba products, including the vendor's 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, to install "smart room" technologies that include internet of things capabilities. Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino plans to put Aruba's wireless, wired, security and location services products to work in existing rooms and in a 500-room addition that will open next year.
Hotel Management online (3/20) 
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Online and Social Gaming
More regulatory control leads to boost in Philippine online revenue
Since 2016, revenue from Philippine offshore gaming operators has seen a sharp spike, according to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. The change is attributed to the entity's increased regulatory authority over such operators, which generated close to $75 million in 2017 and more than $140 million in 2018.
GGRAsia (Macau) (3/22) 
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Tribal Gaming
Tribal venture in Conn. gains support from Interior Department
The US Department of the Interior has approved a gaming amendment that paves the way for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a casino together in East Windsor, Conn. The decision has prompted MGM Resorts International to say it will resume its legal challenge against the state's acceptance of an off-reservation casino without competitive bidding.
The Connecticut Mirror (3/21) 
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Hospitality Trends
Hotels see value in retail connection to guests
Hotel brands see value in establishing a retail relationship with guests. "It basically implies that they want to take their hotel experience 'home' with them," said Marriott's Michael Weiss.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/20) 
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