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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

US, global sportsbook operators see Nevada as “gold standard”

by Bailey Schulz

Sportsbook operator William Hill has seen tremendous growth since the London-based company was first granted a Nevada gaming license in 2012, according to U.S. CEO Joe Asher.

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Japan report by Global Market Advisors quoted in Casino Review

2025 deadline for Osaka IR “unlikely”

While analysts have suggested that the Japanese government will need to resolve several outstanding issues by Q2 2020, in order for Osaka to have an IR open in time for the World Expo in 2025, MGM chairman and CEO Jim Murren acknowledged that whoever wins a license “is going to have their work cut out”.

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Steve Gallaway and Andrew Klebanow quoted in the Chicago Sun Times

The best – and worst – places to put a Chicago casino

by Ed Zotti

The best place to put a casino?

Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, which is a short distance from Millennium Park, the Riverwalk and the Randolph Street theater district.

The worst place? The former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side – or any other isolated, blank-slate location.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Betting on College Sports – Or Not – Often a Game of Political Football

by Jill R. Dorson

When sports betting went live in Mississippi last summer, it was a no brainer to allow bettors to wager on Mississippi and Mississippi State football games.  After all, there are no professional sports teams in the state, and SEC sports are a second religion in the deep South.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGR Asia

Suncity Macau tender hopes hurt by online row: scholar

The Suncity brand’s hopes of winning a Macau casino licence in an expected public retender process – due because the city’s six existing concessions expire in 2022 – may have been dealt a blow by allegations in Chinese mainland media that is facilitated online gambling.

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Article by Andrew Klebanow published in Indian Gaming Magazine

Building a Quality Hotel Experience

by Andrew Klebanow

Hotels at Indian casinos have evolved since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA) and as they have evolved, the roles they play to their respective casino enterprises have grown in importance.  Today, a hotel often makes up the second largest source of revenue behind a casino.  It serves as a tool to further enhance gaming revenues by extending the time customers spend in the casino while attracting new market segments.  Customers enjoy getting away for a short vacation in an energetic environment, coupled with a great lodging experience.  What has become increasingly evident is that providing a quality hotel experience is now an essential component of the gaming experience.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in AG Brief

Breakneck expansion sparks environment, safety concerns

The expansion of Cambodia’s casino industry has continue apace into 2019, though the collapse of a building in Sihanoukville in June has raised concerns that construction and environmental standards are being ignored int he race for development.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Omaha World Herald

Getting Iowa sports betting up and running hinges on key dates next week and the week after

by Steve Liewer

Iowa casinos are moving ahead briskly to establish new rules for sports betting in hopes of having legal wagering in place in time for football season.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in GGR Asia

Sihanoukville casino nods might slow after disaster: GMA

Reports that Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has ordered a review of foreign-backed construction projects in the coastal resort city of Sihanoukville following the deadly collapse of a building there, might lead to “heightened” inspection and a “slower approval process” for casino projects in that community.

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