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GMA quoted in Asia Gaming Brief

Japan casino regulator sets clear path forward

by Michael Penn

Fifteen months after its establishment, the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission (JCRC) has finally emerged into the public light with a web page, a recruitment pamphlet and a round of public announcements.

Among the revelations is the settling of the official English-language name (Japan Casino Regulatory Commission) and the logo.  There is even a slogan on the recruitment guide – “There is no Precedent.”

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GMA quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Analysis: New York mobile sports betting legislation ‘very messy’ and ‘clear as mud’

by Howard Stutz

For now, sports betting operators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania might be the only ones happy with the mobile sports wagering legislation framework approved by New York lawmakers late Tuesday.

At first glance, analysts don’t believe the deal, which could lead to two online sports betting platforms and a maximum of four operators, would be helpful in keeping New York sports gamblers from going out of state to place their bets.

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GMA quoted in GGB News

Betting on Baseball Could Break $40 Billion Mark This Season

by Bill Sokolic

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic-shortened the Major League Baseball season from 161 games to just 60.  This year, MLB is back to the full grind, an intensive schedule that almost doubles that of basketball and hockey.  All those games and all those betting options make for a sports bettor’s paradise.

“While baseball hasn’t always been traditionally highest on the sports betting spectrum, it always provides one of the most interesting seasons because of its length and number of games, ” according to Brendan D. Bussmann, partner with Global Market Advisors, who has extensive experience in sports-betting markets around the world.

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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

New U.S. travel guidelines could boost Las Vegas tourism

by Bailey Schulz

New U.S. guidance on travel could drive more tourism to destinations like Las Vegas, experts say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its travel guidance on Friday to say that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel, provided that they continue to wear masks and social distance.  The agency had previously asked that all Americans avoid unnecessary air travel.

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GMA quoted in the Casino City Times

This Week in Gambling: Las Vegas Recovery

As vaccines roll out across the U.S., speculation is that things could return to “normal” as soon as this summer. This week’s gambling news looks at what’s good, bad, and ugly about the Las Vegas recovery efforts after the pandemic.

After spending over a year in various forms of lock-dock, there is now hope a Las Vegas recovery to normal. However, as the tourists begin to make their way back to Nevada, there are some things to keep in mind.

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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

After 60 years, Henderson casino gets new name, ownership

By Mike Shoro

When the casino at 140 S. Water St. opens its doors Thursday night, it’ll mark the first time in six decades that the Henderson property operates without the Eldorado name or a Boyd in charge.

It’s now The Pass, and new owner Joe DeSimone hopes his $7 million investment into the building bridges the property’s neighborhood charm to a more modern joint in tune with the developing Water Street District.

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GMA quoted on Yahoo Finance

Vegas Ready To Recover From Pandemic: Now It’s A Stock Picker’s Game

It’s only a five-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, but when the Strip shut down for the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, it was as if the entire city had turned out the lights. The party’s over.

Normally packed with tourists and traffic, Las Vegas’ resort corridor-developed with $40 billion of casino infrastructure – looked more like the ghost towns that dot Nevada’s historic mining landscape.

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GMA quoted in Global Gaming Business Magazine

iGaming Explosion

by William Sokolic

For more than two months last spring, casinos across the U.S. shut down in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.  But for those living or visiting New Jersey, an alternative existed for blackjack, slots and other casino staples.

Online casinos.  iGaming.

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GMA quoted in GGB News

Amid Macau Concession Tenders, LVS’ $6 Billion Asia Play

by James Rutherford

The timing of Las Vegas Sands’ sale of its U.S. assets couldn’t be better in light of the Macau government’s announcement that it will stick to the June 2022 deadline for re-tendering the territory’s six casino concessions.

A public consultation on the government’s plans for new licenses will be conducted in the second half of this year. That’s according to Macau’s Secretary for Finance and Economy Lei Wai Nong, who also said that the draft of a new gaming law to guide the process will be ready for review by the territory’s Legislative Assembly in the fourth quarter.

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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas shows signs of reawakening a year after pandemic began

by Richard N. Velotta and Bailey Schulz

It’s like the week before Christmas for a tot who can’t wait to open presents.

In this case, the present is a return to normal life in Southern Nevada, and the sparkling wrapped gifts are the promises that things are going to get better sooner rather than later.

This is what pent up demand looks like.

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