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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Nevada, Indiana Add More Events For Sports Bettors

by Jill R. Dorson

Gaming regulators in Nevada and Indiana continue to add new options for operators who offer sports betting.  With major professional sports shut down across much of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, mobile operators have been seeking new revenue streams through the handful of sports that are still being played as well as eSports.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Put homeless in Vegas hotels during coronavirus shutdown? No.  Here’s why.

by Richard N. Velotta

Should Las Vegas resort operators grant the wishes of advocates who are suggesting that the homeless be sheltered in some of the city’s nearly 150,000 vacant hotel rooms during the coronavirus crisis?

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Brendan Bussmann interviewed in Global Gaming Business News’ Podcast

GGB News special Report: How Can the Macau Experience Guild the Recovery of the Gaming Industry Around the World?

by Roger Gros

Are there lessons to be learned in the rest of the world from the way Macau dealt with the coronavirus? Closed for approximately two weeks, the Macau casinos reopened in mid-February, and just completed the first full month of operations, post COVID-19.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Analysts: Caesars- Eldorado deal will be delayed, cost more

by Richard N. Velotta

The $17.3 billion merger between Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corp. will still happen, but analysts say it’s going to take longer and cost more.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

LVCVA cancels international office contracts amid travel slowdown

by Richard N. Velotta

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is canceling its two-year contracts with 14 international offices that market the city abroad.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM Resorts’ plans for Osaka resort delayed by coronavirus pandemic

by Bailey Schulz

MGM Resorts International’s plans to develop an integrated resort in Osaka, Japan, have been pushed back amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Industry leaders hopeful federal aid package will persuade gaming employee retention

by Howard Stutz

For many casino industry employees, Tuesday might be their last day with a paycheck for the foreseeable future.

Industry leaders and congressional representatives hope that won’t be the case following last week’s signing of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Stocks with Las Vegas ties hammered in rough Wall Street ride

by Richard N. Velotta

Executives and investors of publicly traded companies with a connection to Southern Nevada won’t soon forget March 18.

That’s the date nearly every gaming company stock tumbled to its 52-week low price

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Global Gaming Business News

Covid-19 in Nevada: It’s ‘War’

by James Rutherford

As the coronavirus continues its lethal march across the U.S., for the first time in Las Vegas’ long, glitzy history, the lights on the Strip are out, and operators are groping for ways to deal with a crisis without precedent.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Will Maryland Sports Betting Referendum Gain Public Support?

by Jill R. Dorson

Maryland lawmakers earlier this week rushed through a bare-bones sports betting referendum bill that didn’t include any framework for how legal sports wagering would work in the state – a matter that both chambers had debated before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country.  Was that the right move? Stakeholders are split on it.

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