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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Updated: Nevada casino industry expected to reopen on June 4

by Howard Stutz

Nevada’s casino industry, shuttered for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could reopen on June 4, Governor Steve Sisolak said in a statement late Friday afternoon.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Gaming Today

Nevada’s casinos target to reopen June 4

by Buck Wargo

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has targeting June 4 as the reopening date of Las Vegas casinos and is set to make the announcement Tuesday.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGR Asia

Casino cities embrace online play or lose out: experts

The coronavirus pandemic has been touted in some quarters as an opportunity for bricks and mortar casino operators and their host jurisdictions to re-examine their business practices for a fresh start following widespread shutdowns.

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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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