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Article by Andrew Klebanow published in Inside Asian Gaming

Cambodia rising

by Andrew Klebanow

Major casino operators have long perceived Cambodia as a tertiary gaming market – a collective mix of border casinos that catered to residents of adjacent countries seeking a convenient place to gamble.  The absence of robust gaming regulations further discouraged larger operators from considering acquisitions or developments in the Kingdom.  That perception is changing.

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Article by Andrew Klebanow published in Global Gaming Business Magazine

Vietnam’s Strip

by Andrew Klebanow

“The Strip” has long been a popular term in the casino industry.  Originally used to describe Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara Avenue south to Russell Road, the term was adopted to describe clusters of casinos and hotels in other jurisdictions including the Cotai Strip in Macau and, most recently, for a proposed multi-property development called the Osaka Strip in Osaka, Japan.

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Article by John English posted in Inside Asian Gaming

Will Asia join the U.S. sports betting gold rush?

by John English

Four months after the U.S. Supreme Court repealed a federal law limiting sports betting to just four states, there has been a mad dash by bookmakers and system providers from all over the world to descend on U.S. soil and plant their flag.

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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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