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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

LVCVA cancels international office contracts amid travel slowdown

by Richard N. Velotta

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is canceling its two-year contracts with 14 international offices that market the city abroad.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM Resorts’ plans for Osaka resort delayed by coronavirus pandemic

by Bailey Schulz

MGM Resorts International’s plans to develop an integrated resort in Osaka, Japan, have been pushed back amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Industry leaders hopeful federal aid package will persuade gaming employee retention

by Howard Stutz

For many casino industry employees, Tuesday might be their last day with a paycheck for the foreseeable future.

Industry leaders and congressional representatives hope that won’t be the case following last week’s signing of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Stocks with Las Vegas ties hammered in rough Wall Street ride

by Richard N. Velotta

Executives and investors of publicly traded companies with a connection to Southern Nevada won’t soon forget March 18.

That’s the date nearly every gaming company stock tumbled to its 52-week low price

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Global Gaming Business News

Covid-19 in Nevada: It’s ‘War’

by James Rutherford

As the coronavirus continues its lethal march across the U.S., for the first time in Las Vegas’ long, glitzy history, the lights on the Strip are out, and operators are groping for ways to deal with a crisis without precedent.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Will Maryland Sports Betting Referendum Gain Public Support?

by Jill R. Dorson

Maryland lawmakers earlier this week rushed through a bare-bones sports betting referendum bill that didn’t include any framework for how legal sports wagering would work in the state – a matter that both chambers had debated before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country.  Was that the right move? Stakeholders are split on it.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGB News

Three Strikes for Japan?

by Marjorie Preston

In recent comments about Japan’s planned integrated resort (IR) industry, Bloomberry Resorts Chairman and CEO Enrique Razon called the IR development process there “a bit of a joke.”

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on CDC Gaming Reports

Coronavirus influenced shutdowns has brought casino industry ‘to a near standstill’

by Howard Stutz

More than three dozen states with commercial casinos or Indian gaming facilities have taken actions to suspend casino operations, enacted limitations that led to a shutdown, or have seen gaming companies and tribal leaders independently close their properties.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGR Asia

Covid-19 not likely to hurt Japan IR plan: consultants

The Covid-19 pandemic is unlikely – for now – to affect the timetable of Japanese local governments seeking private-sector partners for a tilt respectively at having a casino resort in that country.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Some Las Vegas Strip workers see hours cut amid COVID-19 tourism impact

by Bailey Schulz

Strip workers are starting to see their hours cut as the coronavirus outbreak weakens the travel and tourism industries.

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