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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

Chairman, CEO of MGM Resorts Jim Murren stepping down

by Bailey Schulz

After 22 years with the company and 12 years at the helm, MGM Resorts International chairman and CEO Jim Murren will be stepping down from both positions.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Maine Senate Overrides Sports Betting Veto, Sets State on Path For Legal Wagering

by Jill R Dorson

In a state that is about as far East as possible in the U.S., the phrase “Wild Wild West” came up in Maine Thursday when the Senate overrode Governor Janet Mills’ veto of a bill to legalize sports wagering, 20-10.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on Calvinayre.com

London Conference Week 2020 Day 1 recap: ICE VOX

by Becky Liggero Fontana

London Conference Week 2020 has officially kicked off at the ExCeL, five consecutive days of conference sessions, expo floor action, networking and parties.  This infamous week is comprised of ICE VOX, ICE London and iGB Affiliate London, all catering to the gambling industry and likely the busiest week of the year for many in our space.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas – based Scientific Games announces partnership with FanDuel

by Bailey Schulz

Scientific Games announced Tuesday that it is partnering with FanDuel.

The extent of that partnership, however, is unclear.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in The Nevada Independent

For Phil Ruffin, timing is everything

by Howard Stutz

Over the past few years, Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin made overtures to MGM Resorts International about acquiring Circus Circus Las Vegas.  Each time he was rebuffed.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Straits Times

Bribery scandal clouds Japan’s IR plans

by Walter Sim

A bribery scandal has muddled Japan’s bid to launch integrated resorts (IRs), with the indictment of the ruling party lawmaker who was once in charge of steering the country’s IR policy.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

$6.8B set ot be wagered on Super Bowl LIV, report says

by Bailey Schulz

About 26 million Americans are expected to bet on Super Bowl LIV, wagering roughly $6.8 billion on the championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association.

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Article written by Steve Gallaway published in Global Gaming Business Magazine

The Evolving Casino Marketing Landscape

by Clay Peister and Steve Gallaway

Twenty years ago, there was much talk in the gaming industry of how to engage GenXers, and the potential value of this segment.  As GenX is only now becoming a meaningful contributor to the industry, this conversation has now evolved into the current hype around millennials.

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Article by Brendan Bussmann published in Inside Asian Gaming

Social safeguards

by Brendan D. Bussmann

As Singapore continues to serve as the model for IR development, it has also become one of the current models to address the promotion of responsible gaming measure and casino exclusion polices for its two integrated resorts.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Out in the open

by Shintaro Kamimura

On Christmas Day, Japan’s IR industry was struck a heavy blow when the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office arrested a member of the House of Representatives, Tsukasa Akimoto, on suspicion of bribery in relation to integrated resorts.  This was the first arrest of an incumbent diet member in 10 years.

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