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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Crowds expected for Fourth of July weekend

by Bailey Schulz

Not every Las Vegas hotel-casino will reopen in time to celebrate the Fourth of July, but the holiday is bound to be one of the city’s busiest weekends of the summer.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Arizona casino’s virus safety plan mirrored Las Vegas casinos, now they’re closed

by Bailey Schulz

Three Arizona casinos have gone dark once again.

Gila River Gaming Enterprises announced the closures Thursday, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases in Arizona.  They had been open less than five weeks and have been operating with health and safety protocols nearly identical to those in Nevada casinos.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

Downtown Las Vegas’ Circa on track to open in October

by Bailey Schulz

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino is set to open ahead of schedule.

Circa’s first five floors are set to open Oct. 28, according to CEO and developer Derek Stevens.  He had originally planned to open the entire 1.25 million square foot hotel-casino in December.

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Steve Gallaway interviews by Casino Review Magazine

Steve Gallaway: Regional and tribal casinos to lead US industry recovery

As casinos across the US start to resume operations, Steve Gallaway, managing partner at Global Market Advisors, discusses what form recovery may take and looks at some of the challenges facing operators.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Eldorado, Caesars merger moving full steam ahead despite pandemic

by Richard N. Velotta

It’s been almost a year since Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. summed the casino industry with the news that it was planning to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. for $17.3 billion to create the world’s largest gaming company.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on CNN Business

Philippines casinos catering to illicit Chinese gamblers are causing kidnappings and chaos in Manila

By Julie Zaugg

Dozens of scantily dressed Filipina croupiers stand in booths shuffling cards in front of a webcam, their faces softly illuminated by professional lighting.

Nearby, rows of Chinese nationals sit at desks chatting on cellphones with potential clients back in China.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business Magazine

Will Covid-19 Stymie Emerging Markets?

by Marjorie Preston

Around the world, the coronavirus caused casinos to close down for months, costing billions of dollars in revenue and putting tens of thousands of jobs on the line.  The recovery in existing markets is expect to take at least a couple of years.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Illinois Mobile Sports Betting Rules Reaching A State Of Confusion

by Jill R. Dorson

When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order Thursday that would allow sports bettors to register remotely for wagering accounts, he, along with the Illinois Gaming Board, created some confusion.  The IGB, which earlier in the week proposed clarifications on sports betting branding, initially appeared to be at odds with how long the executive order to allow remote registration will be in place.

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Article by Brendan Bussmann published in Inside Asian Gaming

Reform to perform

by Brendan Bussmann

As the brick and mortar gaming world fell silent in response to the coronavirus, many online gaming operations continued throughout the pandemic.  However, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and President Rodrigo Duterte also shuttered the Philippine Online Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the middle of March in response to the outbreak.  POGOs have made a sizeable impact financially to the Philippines, with revenues increasing by more than 13% from 2018 to 2019.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Masks are given out at casinos now.  We checked to see who’s wearing them

by Bailey Schulz and Richard N. Velotta

All across the Las Vegas Valley, hotel-casinos were dealing out more than just chips and cards this week.  There was also an abundance of complimentary face masks, one of the many changes seen in a post-COVID-19 Las Vegas.

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