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Becky Harris quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Former Nevada gaming regulator: No material reason to block Eldorado-Caesars deal

by Howard Stutz

Despite the current closure of the nation’s casino industry due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the former chairwoman of Nevada’s Gaming Control Board said she doesn’t see a material reason why regulators would block the $17.3 billion merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, “based on publicly available information.”

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Dark Days

by Ben Blaschke

“We anticipate Macau to be very, very quiet for quite a long time,” said Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on CasinoReview.com

Japan pushes forward with IR policy despite coronavirus

Analysts acknowledge that the coronavirus pandemic could potentially impact the Japanese government’s timetable for bringing integrated resorts to the country.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on CasinoReview.com

Nevada casinos closed until 30 April

Nevada governor Steve Sisolak has announced that the state’s 441 licensed casinos will remain closed until 30 April.  Speaking at the start of the month, the governor said the extension reflects the latest guidance from the federal government.  As part of efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Sisolak had previously ordered all non-essential businesses, gaming and schools in Nevada to close for 30 days on 17 March.

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Steve Gallaway and Clay Peister quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Corona shines

by Muhammad Cohen

These virus smitten days, there could hardly be a worse name for a property than Corona.  Beyond that bit of bad luck, though, the nation’s first casino resort with a gaming floor open to Vietnamese shows a healthy long term prognosis.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Nevada, Indiana Add More Events For Sports Bettors

by Jill R. Dorson

Gaming regulators in Nevada and Indiana continue to add new options for operators who offer sports betting.  With major professional sports shut down across much of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile operators have been seeking new revenue streams through the handful of sports that are still being played as well as eSports.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Put homeless in Vegas hotels during coronavirus shutdown? No.  Here’s why.

by Richard N. Velotta

Should Las Vegas resort operators grant the wishes of advocates who are suggesting that the homeless be sheltered in some of the city’s nearly 150,000 vacant hotel rooms during the coronavirus crisis?

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Brendan Bussmann interviewed in Global Gaming Business News’ Podcast

GGB News special Report: How Can the Macau Experience Guild the Recovery of the Gaming Industry Around the World?

by Roger Gros

Are there lessons to be learned in the rest of the world from the way Macau dealt with the coronavirus? Closed for approximately two weeks, the Macau casinos reopened in mid-February, and just completed the first full month of operations, post COVID-19.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Analysts: Caesars- Eldorado deal will be delayed, cost more

by Richard N. Velotta

The $17.3 billion merger between Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corp. will still happen, but analysts say it’s going to take longer and cost more.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

LVCVA cancels international office contracts amid travel slowdown

by Richard N. Velotta

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is canceling its two-year contracts with 14 international offices that market the city abroad.

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