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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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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM Resorts lays off 4 hotel presidents

by John Katsilometes and Bailey Schulz

MGM Resorts International has reportedly laid off several high-level executives in sweeping moves Friday, including a quartet of hotel presidents.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

March gaming win plunges 39.6% statewide, 45.7% on Strip

by Richard N. Velotta

Everyone knew it was going to be bad.

On Wednesday, the public found out how bad, knowing that as horrible as it is, it’s only going to be worse next month.

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Research Brief by GMA quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Japan unlikely to move IR timeline despite risk of losing operators

by Ben Blaschke

Japan’s central government is unlikely to push back the timeframe for accepting proposals from candidate locations and their operator partners to develop the nation’s first integrated resorts, despite growing concerns over feasibility amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research Brief by GMA quoted on Asia Gaming Brief

GMA warns Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose”

Global Market Advisors issued a research brief on Monday about the current status of the IR project in Japan, including a warning to Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose.”

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Research Brief by GMA quoted on casino.org

Tokyo Expected to Enter Integrated Resort Bidding, Alter Casino Operators’ Proposal Strategies

Tokyo is expected to soon announce its candidacy to land one of Japan’s three forthcoming integrated resorts (IR), and analysts say that will overhaul the bidding strategies for casino operators

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Paper from GMA quoted in Focus Asia Pacific

Tokyo likely to join race for IR licence in Japan

Global Market Advisors says it is a case of its not when the city will join the likes of Osaka and Yokohama in the bidding for an IR licence.

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Paper from GMA quoted in GGR Asia

Abe to stick to 2021 casino schedule, Tokyo to bid: GMA

The January 2021 to July 2021 application period for local authorities to ask Japan’s central government for the right to host a casino resort “will likely not move for a host of reasons,” suggests a research paper from consultancy firm Global Market Advisors, LLC (GMA).

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