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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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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Analysis: It’s taking a while, but Japan remains an attractive gaming destination

by Howard Stutz

Those who have long followed the ups and downs of Japan’s much anticipated gaming market probably weren’t too concerned by recent announcements from two Nevada-based casino companies.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Sands Corp. changing plans for building resorts in Japan

by Bailey Schulz

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is changing course on plans to pursue an integrated resort in Osaka, Japan, and will instead focus on Tokyo and Yokohama.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada regulators may need to revisit sportsbook registration rules

by Bailey Schulz

When Eilers & Krejcik Gaming analyst Christ Grove set up a sports betting account in New Jersey, the process took a few minutes.  It was as easy as pulling out his smartphone, verifying his identity and entering his credit card number.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business News

Puerto Rico: Political Storms Could Stall Sports Betting

by Marjorie Preston

It was only a couple of months ago – April, to be exact –  when Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló shared his plans for a legal sports betting industry with Global Gaming Business.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business News

Puerto Rico: Political Storms Could Stall Sports Betting

by Marjorie Preston

It was only a couple of months ago – April, to be exact – when Puerto Rican Governor Rosselló shared his plans for a legal sports betting industry with Global Gaming Business.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on Sports Handle

Best Ways For NCAA To Monetize Sports Betting

by Jill Dorson

The NCAA last week announced that it will continue to oppose sports betting despite the fact that 10 states have some form of legal, live sports betting and eight more expect to offer it by early 2020.  But whether or not the NCAA chooses to publicly embrace or co-exist with legal, state-regulated sports betting, the association has more opportunities to monetize in this new era.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Sports Handle

On Paper NCAA Opposes Sports Betting.  Should It Continue To?

By Jill R. Dorson

Auburn.  Boston College.  Northwestern.  San Diego State.  And most recently, UNC-Greensboro.

What do these 5 colleges have in common? If you’re into sports betting, you had the answer before the question was asked – sports betting scandals.  At Auburn and Boston College, it was point shaving in basketball; at Northwestern, players fixed games in 1995; at San Diego State it was sports bribery and throwing games in 2011.

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