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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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Andrew Klebanow interviewed in GGR Asia

Cambodia ripe for global casino brand: GMA’s Klebanow

Cambodia has some attributes that make it potentially attractive to an international casino brand, says Andrew Klebanow, senior partner at business consultancy Global Market Advisors LLC.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Inside Asian Gaming Magazine

Japan IR Timeline

by Ben Blaschke

What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo.

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Global Gaming Business Magazine

Join Together

by James Rutherford

The story of the casino industry is a story of big companies buying other big companies, big companies buying no-so-big companies and smaller companies buying other smaller companies and becoming bigger companies.  The last 20 years have seen more than a dozen operators disappear in this way, their names surviving only in the lights on the marquees, on chip faces and on the logos on table felts.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Lincoln Journal Star

What are the odds of sports gambling becoming legal in Nebraska?

by Cindy Lange-Kubrick

So the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the lane for states to legalize betting on basketball.  And on baseball and on football and on Tiger Woods winning one more major.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Husker Extra

Driving for 6: Osborne says gamblers used to accost him; NU’s light attrition (so far); O’Brien’s plan

by Steven M. Sipple

Tom Osbourne’s opinions on the subject of sports gambling are well known.  He’s against it.  He thinks it has negative societal consequences, and that those consequences outweigh any economic benefits a state may incur.

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