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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Straits Times

Fierce race in Japan for 3 integrated resort permits

By Walter Sim

The fierce race to win the right to host one of Japan’s three integrated resorts (IRs) is heating up, with at least eight areas keen to bet on the potential economic and tourism boom.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Ruffin, others stand ready to join Strip buying frenzy

by Howard Stutz

Now that Caesars Entertainment has finally unloaded the Rio after more than 10 years on the sales block, the attention turns toward Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International’s slightly awkward, unloved stepchild.

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Steve Gallaway quoted in the Chicago Sun Times

No surrender in Rockford casino competition: Bids sweetened with guitar licks, aquariums, waterparks

by Mitchell Armentrout

The city of Rockford has been seeking a casino for just about as long as Chicago has.

But while state lawmakers have been forced back to the legislative drawing board to rework plans to bring a gambling den to Chicago, Illinois’ third-largest city is already winnowing down a list of three potential casino developers looking to set up shop just a 90-minutes journey up Interstate 90 from the State’s largest city.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

Circus Circus on Las Vegas Strip may have buyer

by Bailey Schulz

Fourteen years after acquiring the family-friendly Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the property to TI owner Phil Ruffin.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Omaha World-Herald

Sports betting is taking off in Iowa, but tribal casinos aren’t in on the action yet

by Steve Liewer

Husker fans can now hop across the Missouri river and place sports bets at any of 14 state-regulated casinos in Iowa, including Ameristar, Harrah’s and Horseshoe just over the bridge in Council Bluffs.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM might be looking to sell some Las Vegas Strip assets

by Bailey Schulz

Business opportunity abroad and the possibility of a recession could be pushing MGM Resorts International to sell some of its Las Vegas Strip assets, according to analysts.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Amusement Gaming

The key to success in Japan IR is MICE – Japan has the potential to become one of the world’s leading gaming markets

On September 4, the government disclosed a basic policy proposal on integrated resorts (IR). It is explained once again that the significance of establishing an IR is to develop an international MICE business.  So I asked GMA’s Brendan Bussmann about the impact of the gaming industry.

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John English quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Panel: Betting on eSports in Nevada and U.S. remains slow to gain traction

by Buck Wargo

Betting on eSports has been slow to take off in Nevada, and gaming officials are working to streamline the process to see if that spurs further activity.

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