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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Floor space measurement to be key factor in Japan IR investments

Exactly which facilities count towards total casino floor space will be the primary factor in determining the level of investment operators are willing to make in a Japanese IR. So says Global Market Advisors’ Brendan D. Bussmann in a column appearing in the September edition of Inside Asian Gaming, to be released next week.

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John English quoted in Yogonet Gaming News

GLI releases ‘GLI-33 Event Wagering’ technical standard

Upon “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” standards release, several regulatory bodies and industry experts immediately adopted and/or endorsed the new standard, including the Choctaw Gaming Commission of Choctaw Mississippi, the West Virginia Lottery, Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission of North Carolina, and Global Market Advisors.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Lincoln Journal Star

Steven M. Sipple: Discussion of national college football injury report largely a waste of time

by Steven M. Sipple

Things I know, and things I think I know:

Some college football ideas strike me as a waste of time.

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Andrew Klebanow interviewed on CalvinAyre.com

Andrew Klebanow: People still like to go to casinos and be entertained

Interview by Stephanie Tower

Land-based casinos continue to face tough competition from online games for several reasons. One is the convenience of gambling at home.  In the past, players had to drive several kilometers to place a wager or play their favorite slot machines.  Now, players can play their favorite casino games whenever they want, wherever they are – thanks to the development of the latest software and gambling applications.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in the Singapore Strait Times

Macau puts money on smart city push to draw visitors

By Claire Huang

The world’s largest gambling hub plans to draw more visitors by becoming a smart city, linking up with nearby cities and rolling out attractions, from trendy eateries to video gaming competitions.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Forbes

Japan Moves Closer To Casinos, But Tantalizing Concept Not In The Cards

by Muhammad Cohen

Legislators in Japan’s lower house passed an integrated resort (IR) implementation bill on Tuesday, then extended the legislative session to July 22 to enable upper house consideration of this final step toward casino legislation.  Casino companies from across the world can scarcely contain their excitement about the world’s last casino frontier beyond the forbidden zone of mainland China.  But Japan won’t consider a concept for creating compelling IRs worthy of the world’s third largest economy, one aiming to double visitor arrivals to 60 million and become a global top five tourist destination.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Bloomberg

Chinese Influx Stirs Resentment in Once-Sleepy Cambodian Resort

by Sheridan Prasso

It’s against the law for Cambodian’s to gamble.  Yet in Sihanoukville, a once-sleepy resort town where three dozen casinos have sprung up, most in the past two years, Cambodians are betting that an infusion of Chinese-built infrastructure will pay off with jobs and prosperity.  So far, they’ve also won increased crime, higher housing costs and more than a little ethnic tension.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Nikkei Asian Review

World’s casino giants bet big on the golden Japanese market

by Eri Sugiura

Foreign casino operators are salivating over the prospect of finally winning access to the world’s third-biggest economy.  They estimate that the Japanese casino market could be worth 1.75 trillion yen ($15.8 billion) a year when resorts are opened in three cities, surpassing Nevada’s $11.1 billion.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in The Straits Times

Japan’s government ready to bet the house on casinos

by Walter Sim

Japan’s powerful Lower Chamber of Parliament has passed a controversial Bill to regulate the setting up of integrated resorts, including casinos.  This paves the way for casino moguls to enter what is projected to become the world’s second-largest gaming market, after Macau.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in GGR Asia

Phu Quoc proposed for locals’ gambling trial: report

A plan permitting Vietnamese into a casino in the southern province of Kien Giang is a step closer after the Ministry of Planning and Investment submitted paperwork to Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

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