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Andrew Klebanow quoted in AG Brief

Breakneck expansion sparks environment, safety concerns

The expansion of Cambodia’s casino industry has continue apace into 2019, though the collapse of a building in Sihanoukville in June has raised concerns that construction and environmental standards are being ignored int he race for development.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Omaha World Herald

Getting Iowa sports betting up and running hinges on key dates next week and the week after

by Steve Liewer

Iowa casinos are moving ahead briskly to establish new rules for sports betting in hopes of having legal wagering in place in time for football season.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in GGR Asia

Sihanoukville casino nods might slow after disaster: GMA

Reports that Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has ordered a review of foreign-backed construction projects in the coastal resort city of Sihanoukville following the deadly collapse of a building there, might lead to “heightened” inspection and a “slower approval process” for casino projects in that community.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on MassLive.com

As Wynn Resorts gets final approval to open casino, CEO Matt Maddox says ‘Encore Boston Harbor is not for sale’

by Steph Solis

A month ago, the news of talks between Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International over a possible sale of Encore Boston Harbor set off a firestorm of questions from Massachusetts politicians and business analysts across the gaming industry.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Nikkei Asian Review

Asia’s casinos bet $65bn on expansion despite China slowdown

by Eri Sugiura

The race to woo China’s gamblers is fueling an investment arms race in Asia’s casino industry, with planned spending on new and expansion projects projected to top $65 billion over the coming years.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Proposed D.C. Sports Betting Regulations: No Betting On Local Colleges

by Jill R. Dorson

The D.C. Lottery on Friday posted its proposed sports betting regulations and if there is any news, it is this: Betting on D.C. college teams or events, in the District or out, would be prohibited.  Whether or not college sports could be bet on was not addressed in the law.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Straits Times

Genting Singapore spreads bets, targets Osaka IR bid

by Grace Leong

Genting Singapore has joined the race to secure a hotly contested gaming license at the proposed Osaka Integrated Resort (IR), as part of its diversification strategy for long-term growth.

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John English quoted in Business Insider

Americorp Investments And Arrow Gaming Expand Gaming Portfolios

Americorp Investments LLC, a company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative technologies for the gaming industry, announced today that it has been awarded an additional patent by the United States Patent Office.  This patent is the 25th U.S. patent for gaming granted to Americorp or its affiliate Arrow Gaming.  Americorp and Arrow also hold six gaming patents issued in Japan and the Philippines and have 37 gaming and related blockchain technology patents pending in the EPO and PCT countries and jurisdictions worldwide.

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Article by Andrew Klebanow Published in Indian Gaming Magazine

Rethinking the Premium Players Lounge

by Andrew Klebanow

Premium player lounges have become a fixture in many casinos in North America.  These lounges provide higher worth players with a place to take a break from the gaming floor, catch up on text messages, and sit in a relaxed, non-gaming environment.  they also offer hosts a place to connect with their customers.  At some properties, the lounge may provide players with some form of food offering, yet rarely, if ever have they been considered part of a casino’s food & beverage strategy.  In fact, in most player lounges food is treated as an afterthought, usually comprised of packaged snack foods or some items from the central kitchen that, after sitting out for a couple of hours, have lost their gastronomic appeal.

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Global Market Advisors’ Research Brief quoted in GGR Asia

No Osaka IR by 2025 unless policy basics next year: GMA

A consulting firm says that unless the Japanese national authorities set out by the second quarter of 2020 the so-called basic policy regarding casino resorts, the city of Osaka might not be able to have its hoped-for casino resort by the time the World Expo opens there in 2025.

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