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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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Article written by Steve Gallaway published in Global Gaming Business Magazine

The Evolving Casino Marketing Landscape

by Clay Peister and Steve Gallaway

Twenty years ago, there was much talk in the gaming industry of how to engage GenXers, and the potential value of this segment.  As GenX is only now becoming a meaningful contributor to the industry, this conversation has now evolved into the current hype around millennials.

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Article by Brendan Bussmann published in Inside Asian Gaming

Social safeguards

by Brendan D. Bussmann

As Singapore continues to serve as the model for IR development, it has also become one of the current models to address the promotion of responsible gaming measure and casino exclusion polices for its two integrated resorts.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Out in the open

by Shintaro Kamimura

On Christmas Day, Japan’s IR industry was struck a heavy blow when the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office arrested a member of the House of Representatives, Tsukasa Akimoto, on suspicion of bribery in relation to integrated resorts.  This was the first arrest of an incumbent diet member in 10 years.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Wanna Bet? Not Online In Michigan Until Next Year

by Jill R. Dorson

In a bit of news that will be unwelcome for sports bettors looking to access legal sportsbooks for March Madness and the rest of the 2020 sports calendar, the Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday announced that mobile sportsbooks likely won’t be up and running until 2021, according to the Associated Press.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Japan delays naming of sites for 3 future resort-casinos

by Bailey Schulz

Japanese officials have delayed naming the sites for three future resort-casinos.

Japan plans to issue three licenses that would allow selected operators to build integrated resort-casinos in those to-be-determined locations, but the country’s ruling party is pausing the process following accusations that a Chinese gambling company bribed Japanese officials to obtain one of those spots, according to the Japan Times and other local media.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Veto Override Attempt Coming in Maine

by Jill R. Dorson

In the three days since Maine Governor Janet Mills vetoed a sports betting bill, Mainers have voiced their discontent in a big way, through an editorial in the Bangor News and with a host of heated and angry comments on Twitter.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on CasinoReview.com

Wakayama steps up, Nagasaki shifts into high gear, and Hokkaido throws in the towel

Wakayama prefecture has purchased the land for a prospective casino resort in a $70.8m deal, while Nagasaki prefecture received four confirmed applicants for its request-for-concept process and Hokkaido has dropped out of the race for one of Japan’s first three integrated resort licenses.

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Steve Gallaway quoted in GGR Asia

Former Nevada regulator head Becky Harris joins GMA

Former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Becky Harris, is joining gaming consultancy Global Market Advisors, LLC (GMA) as its regulatory, policy, and legal consultant, announced GMA in a Friday written statement.

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