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Becky Harris quoted in the Las Vegas Sun

Major Las Vegas construction expo to proceed as planned, albeit a sanitized version

by Bryan Horwath

When attendees arrive at the CONEXPO – CON/AGG construction trade show in Las Vegas this month, they’ll receive “no handshake” buttons and be greeted by signage emphasizing best hygiene practices.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on GamingToday.com

What’s next for MGM?

by Chris Sieroty

Jim Murren’s announcement that he would step down as chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International before the end of his contract ends next year has set off speculation on Wall Street on who might replace him.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Nevada Independent

Analyst: Murren’s departure from MGM ‘brings to question’ company’s strategic direction
by Howard Stutz

The announcement that Jim Murren would step away as MGM Resorts International’s chairman and CEO before his employment agreement expires at the end of 2021 dominated Wednesday’s fourth quarter earnings conference call.

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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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