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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas economy still reeling from 1st shutdown.  Is another coming?

by Bailey Schulz

Las Vegas’ businesses, employees and economy are still reeling from the state’s first shutdown.  Is the city ready for another?

On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak said he would announce new measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus “very soon.” It’s unclear just how strict those restrictions will be for when they will go into effect, but experts say a second shutdown would have adverse effects on a number of industries within the state, and could push the state into deeper economic trouble.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Station Casinos moving closer to new casino on long-dormant land

by Bailey Schulz

Four of Red Rock Resorts’ Las Vegas properties remain in the dark, but the locals-focused casino operator is already turning its attention toward future projects in the Las Vegas Valley.

According to a note from J.P. Morgan based on discussions with executives, the casino company is working on the design and development of a property on South Durango Drive, which it views as “the most underserved” area in the Las Vegas locals market.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGB News

The Green Felt Road Is Bumpy, But Macau Is Bouncing

by James Rutherford

There have been some glitches in China’s restoration of tourist travel to Macau, but the positive effects in terms of visitation and gaming revenue clearly are making themselves felt.

“We’re not at pre-pandemic levels, as we hoped, but I think we will see a continual slow and steady climb as the visa situation improves and the travel bubble expands,” said Brendan Bussmann, director of government affairs for U.S.-based industry consultants Global Market Advisors.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Gaming Today

Vaccine gives industry hope

by Buck Wargo

The gaming industry and its stocks got a boost Monday when Pfizer announced its vaccine trial appears quite effective against the coronavirus.

That promising news comes as the industry mulls the impact of the presidential election won by Joe Biden and a U.S. Senate that will be decided by a runoff in Georgia in January.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Legislature must prioritize keeping Nevada gaming gold standard

by Richard N. Velotta

Nevadans should hope that the state senators and Assembly members were paying attention last week to current events in the gaming industry along with their political races.

Voters in six states approved varying forms of expansion.  That means new competition in the form of new sports betting in Maryland, Louisiana and South Dakota, new casinos in Virginia and Nebraska and higher betting limits in Colorado.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Gaming votes in 6 states overwhelmingly approved by voters

by Richard N. Velotta

It could be days before some key political races are decided, but gaming issues in six states had decisive results in Tuesday’s election – and they all passed.

Sports wagering measures were approved in Maryland, Louisiana and South Dakota, and casino gaming was authorized in Virginia.  Betting limits were eliminated in Colorado, and Nebraska established a regulatory system for casino gaming at the state’s racetracks.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Gaming on the ballot: Virginia approves four casinos; sports betting coming to three states

by Howard Stutz

Ballot issues in six states were all headed toward approval by healthy margins Tuesday.  Casinos will be added to four cities in Virginia, Nebraska’s racetracks will also add casinos, gaming options are being expanded in Colorado, and sports betting was approved in three states – Maryland, South Dakota, and Louisiana.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in SportsHandle.com

Nebraska Voters Approve Major Gaming Expansion

by Jill R. Dorson

As of midnight CST, and with nearly 80% of precincts reporting, Nebraska was poised to approve a massive expansion of gaming that could ultimately allow for legal retail sports wagering in the state.  Nebraska is one of the six states that had some sort of gaming-related initiative on the ballot.  Marylanders approved statewide mobile and retail sports betting while voters in more than 50 Louisiana parishes approved retail sports wagering.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Gaming on the ballot: Six-state sweep predicted for sports betting and gaming expansion

by Howard Stutz

Two analysts believe the gaming industry could see a clean sweep in six states where ballot referendums covering sports betting legalization and casino expansion are in the hands of voters Tuesday.

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