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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Nikkei Asian Review

Japan’s casino plans remain dicey after Las Vegas Sands pullout

by Eri Sugiura

Japan’s legalization of casinos two years ago was supposed to usher in a golden age of gaming tourism with top names from the industry.  But the sudden decision by Las Vegas Sands to take its chips off the table has cast doubt on projects that were already on shakey ground after a bribery scandal.

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GMA Whitepaper quoted in GGB News

Japan Won’t Stall IR Process

In a new research paper, Global Market Advisors (GMA) says the Japanese government will not delay the official application period (January – July 2021) for local governments seeking to host an integrated resort (IR).

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Coronavirus threatens Las Vegas’ status as entertainment capital

by Bailey Schulz

A night in Las Vegas used to be something special.

Five-star dining experiences in front of dancing fountains.  Cirque du Soleil performers flying across a stage.  Some of the biggest names headlining shows or DJing at nightclubs.

Then it all stopped.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Are they casinos or hospitals? Gaming leaders increase hygiene and cleaning measures

by Howard Stutz

We’re starting to get an idea of what casinos will look like once they are allowed to reopen in the era of COVID-19.  In some cases, the protocols for hygiene, sanitation, disinfecting, and cleaning on gaming floors are going to rival hospitals.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM Resorts lays off 4 hotel presidents

by John Katsilometes and Bailey Schulz

MGM Resorts International has reportedly laid off several high-level executives in sweeping moves Friday, including a quartet of hotel presidents.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

March gaming win plunges 39.6% statewide, 45.7% on Strip

by Richard N. Velotta

Everyone knew it was going to be bad.

On Wednesday, the public found out how bad, knowing that as horrible as it is, it’s only going to be worse next month.

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Research Brief by GMA quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Japan unlikely to move IR timeline despite risk of losing operators

by Ben Blaschke

Japan’s central government is unlikely to push back the timeframe for accepting proposals from candidate locations and their operator partners to develop the nation’s first integrated resorts, despite growing concerns over feasibility amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research Brief by GMA quoted on Asia Gaming Brief

GMA warns Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose”

Global Market Advisors issued a research brief on Monday about the current status of the IR project in Japan, including a warning to Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose.”

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Research Brief by GMA quoted on casino.org

Tokyo Expected to Enter Integrated Resort Bidding, Alter Casino Operators’ Proposal Strategies

Tokyo is expected to soon announce its candidacy to land one of Japan’s three forthcoming integrated resorts (IR), and analysts say that will overhaul the bidding strategies for casino operators

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