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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Gaming association renews request for higher IRS jackpot threshold

by Richard N. Velotta

When the Trump administration sought out regulatory reforms that could save the federal government money and help job creation and economic growth on Tuesday, the American Gaming Association renewed a familiar pet project.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Casino reopenings begin, but some properties will remain permanently closed

by Howard Stutz

Commercial and tribal casinos in more than a dozen states have slowly begun the process of reopening after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.  There are some casinos, however, that may not ever reopen.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Analyst: Departure from Japan by Las Vegas Sands is ‘never a good sign’ for remaining bidders

by Howard Stutz

Japan, once considered the gaming industry’s next lucrative international destination after Macau and Singapore, now seems to pose more concerns than potential.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas Sands ends plans to build in Japan

by Bailey Schulz

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is pulling out of Japan.

The company was in the running for one of three gaming licenses to be issued by the Japanese Government, but will no longer pursue the development of an integrated resort in the country, according to a Tuesday news release.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGR Asia

Too many unknowns for LVS in Japan: observers

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp’s (LVS’s) decision to pull out of the race for a Japan casino reflected market uncertainties, delays and regulatory issues, suggested a number of investment analysts and observers in comments to GGRAsia.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Las Vegas will need more than cheap rooms to lure back visitors, marketing consultant says

by Buck Wargo

It’s going to take more than bargain room rates, dining discounts, and gambling coupons to lure customers back to Las Vegas resorts when they reopen, according to a marketing consultant speaking at next week’s ICE North America digital conference by Clarion Gaming.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Nikkei Asian Review

Japan’s casino plans remain dicey after Las Vegas Sands pullout

by Eri Sugiura

Japan’s legalization of casinos two years ago was supposed to usher in a golden age of gaming tourism with top names from the industry.  But the sudden decision by Las Vegas Sands to take its chips off the table has cast doubt on projects that were already on shakey ground after a bribery scandal.

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GMA Whitepaper quoted in GGB News

Japan Won’t Stall IR Process

In a new research paper, Global Market Advisors (GMA) says the Japanese government will not delay the official application period (January – July 2021) for local governments seeking to host an integrated resort (IR).

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Coronavirus threatens Las Vegas’ status as entertainment capital

by Bailey Schulz

A night in Las Vegas used to be something special.

Five-star dining experiences in front of dancing fountains.  Cirque du Soleil performers flying across a stage.  Some of the biggest names headlining shows or DJing at nightclubs.

Then it all stopped.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Are they casinos or hospitals? Gaming leaders increase hygiene and cleaning measures

by Howard Stutz

We’re starting to get an idea of what casinos will look like once they are allowed to reopen in the era of COVID-19.  In some cases, the protocols for hygiene, sanitation, disinfecting, and cleaning on gaming floors are going to rival hospitals.

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