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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Casino Review

Rise of the dragon: Cambodia’s Chinese-led casino boom show no signs of abating

Chinese nationals now control over 90 percent of businesses in Sithanoukville, Cambodia’s only deep-sea port, including over three quarters of the city’s casino operations.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business News

More U.S. Tariffs Could Squeeze U.S. Operators in Macau

by James Rutherford

Macau’s three U.S. – based gaming operators Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts International couldn’t have been pleased last week to hear that President Donald Trump plans to tax an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted at gambling.com

FanDuel Pennsylvania Sports Betting Strategy Worked in NJ

by Brant James

The boundary is as nondescript as the view from the Walt Whitman Bridge, less than a mile from where the leftward veer in Interstate 76 reminds commuters of where they are.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal

US, global sportsbook operators see Nevada as “gold standard”

by Bailey Schulz

Sportsbook operator William Hill has seen tremendous growth since the London-based company was first granted a Nevada gaming license in 2012, according to U.S. CEO Joe Asher.

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Japan report by Global Market Advisors quoted in Casino Review

2025 deadline for Osaka IR “unlikely”

While analysts have suggested that the Japanese government will need to resolve several outstanding issues by Q2 2020, in order for Osaka to have an IR open in time for the World Expo in 2025, MGM chairman and CEO Jim Murren acknowledged that whoever wins a license “is going to have their work cut out”.

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Steve Gallaway and Andrew Klebanow quoted in the Chicago Sun Times

The best – and worst – places to put a Chicago casino

by Ed Zotti

The best place to put a casino?

Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, which is a short distance from Millennium Park, the Riverwalk and the Randolph Street theater district.

The worst place? The former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side – or any other isolated, blank-slate location.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Betting on College Sports – Or Not – Often a Game of Political Football

by Jill R. Dorson

When sports betting went live in Mississippi last summer, it was a no brainer to allow bettors to wager on Mississippi and Mississippi State football games.  After all, there are no professional sports teams in the state, and SEC sports are a second religion in the deep South.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGR Asia

Suncity Macau tender hopes hurt by online row: scholar

The Suncity brand’s hopes of winning a Macau casino licence in an expected public retender process – due because the city’s six existing concessions expire in 2022 – may have been dealt a blow by allegations in Chinese mainland media that is facilitated online gambling.

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Article by Andrew Klebanow published in Indian Gaming Magazine

Building a Quality Hotel Experience

by Andrew Klebanow

Hotels at Indian casinos have evolved since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA) and as they have evolved, the roles they play to their respective casino enterprises have grown in importance.  Today, a hotel often makes up the second largest source of revenue behind a casino.  It serves as a tool to further enhance gaming revenues by extending the time customers spend in the casino while attracting new market segments.  Customers enjoy getting away for a short vacation in an energetic environment, coupled with a great lodging experience.  What has become increasingly evident is that providing a quality hotel experience is now an essential component of the gaming experience.

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