April 19, 2021
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Las Vegas Sands boosts campaign for Texas gaming resorts
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. is financing a multimillion-dollar ad campaign aimed at bringing gambling resorts to the four largest cities in Texas, where the law is not hospitable to gaming. Backers of the bid for legislation on the issue argue that Texas could reap billions of dollars from wagering and lodging now lost to surrounding states.
Full Story: The Texas Tribune (4/15) 
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Las Vegas casino to give bonuses to vaccinated workers
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will offer cash incentives totaling up to $1 million to workers if 80% of employees receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1. Vaccinated workers may reportedly earn up to $500, depending on the percentage of people who get their shots.
Full Story: Casino (4/15) 
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International Gaming
A government subsidy program is offering vouchers to Macao residents to stay at local hotels, including most casino-resorts, in an effort to encourage local spending while travel restrictions remain in place. The incentive program runs through the end of the year.
Full Story: Casino (4/14) 
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Sports Betting
DraftKings, FanDuel and Caesars Entertainment have become official sports betting partners with the NFL and will incorporate their betting content into the league's media properties. DraftKings will be the NFL's official daily fantasy sports partner, FanDuel will have authorized use of NFL video footage and Caesars will serve as the league's official casino sponsor.
Full Story: Chicago Sun-Times (tiered subscription model)/The Associated Press (4/16) 
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Tribal Gaming
Leaders from Arizona's Native American tribes and Gov. Doug Ducey signed a revised gaming compact that will enable the construction of at least four new casinos and will likely result in increased tribal revenue and added contributions to the state and municipalities. The amendments also will give tribal casinos permission to operate 6,300 more slots and add games such as roulette, pai gao and baccarat.
Full Story: The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (4/15) 
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Hospitality Trends
Diversity only begins at hiring, Black hotel exec notes
The African-American human resources director for First Hospitality Group asserts that increasing staff and management racial diversity requires creating a conducive workplace climate, not merely meeting numerical goals. "It means teaching people about cultures, differences and how to work together," Janice Parks says.
Full Story: Hotels Magazine online (free registration) (4/15) 
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The pandemic-induced lull in the hotel industry presents a good chance to reinvent best practices in cybersecurity, argues David Christiansen, chief information officer at security company Venza. Personalization is a trend in the industry, but with it come increased security pitfalls, Christiansen notes.
Full Story: Hospitality Net (4/15) 
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