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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM might be looking to sell some Las Vegas Strip assets

by Bailey Schulz

Business opportunity abroad and the possibility of a recession could be pushing MGM Resorts International to sell some of its Las Vegas Strip assets, according to analysts.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Amusement Gaming

The key to success in Japan IR is MICE – Japan has the potential to become one of the world’s leading gaming markets

On September 4, the government disclosed a basic policy proposal on integrated resorts (IR). It is explained once again that the significance of establishing an IR is to develop an international MICE business.  So I asked GMA’s Brendan Bussmann about the impact of the gaming industry.

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John English quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Panel: Betting on eSports in Nevada and U.S. remains slow to gain traction

by Buck Wargo

Betting on eSports has been slow to take off in Nevada, and gaming officials are working to streamline the process to see if that spurs further activity.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

eSports Conference: Match fixing arrests in Australia lead to discussion on betting integrity

by Buck Wargo

The Casino eSports Conference kicked off Wednesday on the Las Vegas Strip and betting integrity was at its forefront in the wake of a match-fixing scandal in Australia.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

D.C. Lottery’s Final Regulations Allow Operators To Set Their Own Bet Limits

by Jill R. Dorson

Sports betting operators in Washington, D.C. will be able to set their own bet limits and the two-block exclusion zone around pro sports facilities has been better defined.  Those are two key changes the Office of the Lottery and Charitable Games made to its proposed rules in response to concerns from stakeholders.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Japan Today

U.S. casino giants bet on Japan, raising addiction fears

by Dave Hueston

Since the enactment of a law in July 2018 allowing legalized casinos to open in Japan, large-scale resort operators from the United States have been boosting their promotional activities to enter the fray of Japan’s budding casino market.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Sale of the Century

by Muhammad Cohen

The empire of Caesars appears destined to be turned away from Asia again.  In the wake of Eldorado Resorts’ US$17.8 billion takeover, Caesars has ended its pursuit of a Japan integrated resort license and , industry analysts believe, may abandon its casino resort under construction in South Korea. However, the merger isn’t slated to close until the first half of next year, and until then, Caesars continues to seek its long sought foothold in Asian gaming.

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