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Brendan Bussmann quoted in The Nevada Independent

‘It’s been a difficult year’ – MGM’s Murren discusses hotel-casino sales, financial challenges and company layoffs

by Howard Stutz

Jim Murren won’t flat-out predict an economic downturn is about to hit the U.S., but the chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International said the signs are there and he isn’t taking any chances.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Wynn Resorts pulling out of race for Osaka resort license

by Bailey Schulz

Wynn Resorts Ltd. is pulling out of the race for an integrated resort in Osaka, leaving one less obstacle for MGM Resorts International’s push for a Japanese gaming license there.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

In from the cold

by Tomo Yamamoto

With a population of 3.74 million, Japan’s largest basic municipality, Yokohama, has finally raised its hand for an IR bid, prompting some of the world’s most prominent IR operators as well as rival Japan cities to sit up and take notice.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Judge Extends Injunction Against D.C. In Sports Betting Case

by Jill R. Dorson

Tuesday morning, Dylan Carragher, a Washington D.C. sports betting app developer got a small legal victory – about a week after a D.C. Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to keep it from making the first installment of a payment to vendor Intralot. Judge John Campbell extended that order by seven days, set a hearing date a promised a decision in the case by October 18.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Straits Times

Fierce race in Japan for 3 integrated resort permits

By Walter Sim

The fierce race to win the right to host one of Japan’s three integrated resorts (IRs) is heating up, with at least eight areas keen to bet on the potential economic and tourism boom.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Ruffin, others stand ready to join Strip buying frenzy

by Howard Stutz

Now that Caesars Entertainment has finally unloaded the Rio after more than 10 years on the sales block, the attention turns toward Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International’s slightly awkward, unloved stepchild.

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Steve Gallaway quoted in the Chicago Sun Times

No surrender in Rockford casino competition: Bids sweetened with guitar licks, aquariums, waterparks

by Mitchell Armentrout

The city of Rockford has been seeking a casino for just about as long as Chicago has.

But while state lawmakers have been forced back to the legislative drawing board to rework plans to bring a gambling den to Chicago, Illinois’ third-largest city is already winnowing down a list of three potential casino developers looking to set up shop just a 90-minutes journey up Interstate 90 from the State’s largest city.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

Circus Circus on Las Vegas Strip may have buyer

by Bailey Schulz

Fourteen years after acquiring the family-friendly Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the property to TI owner Phil Ruffin.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Omaha World-Herald

Sports betting is taking off in Iowa, but tribal casinos aren’t in on the action yet

by Steve Liewer

Husker fans can now hop across the Missouri river and place sports bets at any of 14 state-regulated casinos in Iowa, including Ameristar, Harrah’s and Horseshoe just over the bridge in Council Bluffs.

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