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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Casinos to be fined $435K for violating policies, COVID health regulations

by Richard N. Velotta

The Nevada Gaming Commission issued a mixed bag of punishment to casino companies across the state for failing to abide by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s efforts to keep the coronavirus under control.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Caesars expresses interest in buying William Hill

by Mike Shoro

The board for sports betting company William Hill confirmed Friday that Caesars Entertainment Inc. and Apollo Management Inc. have expressed interest in buying the company.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGB News

Analyst: Crown Negligence ‘Unfathomable’

An investigation by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has confirmed that Australian gaming giant Crown Resorts disregarded warnings of money laundering activity in its Australian casinos, and may have done business with entities linked to organized crime through its dealings with high rollers and Asian junkets.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

No-smoking policies inside hotel-casinos spreading

by Bailey Schulz

Las Vegas’ no-smoking policies are spreading.

On Monday, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas confirmed that it had prohibited smoking in all public walkways and resort corridors on Sept. 11.  A company spokeswoman said the change was made “to further protect the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees.”

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Circa could change downtown visitation landscape when it opens

by Richard N. Velotta

If all goes as planned Thursday, Derek Stevens will be licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission for his downtown Las Vegas Circa resort.

There’s no reason to believe that won’t happen.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Park MGM, NoMad to be smoke-free with Sept. 30 reopening

by Richard N. Velotta and Marvin Clemons

The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first nonsmoking hotel-casino.

MGM Resorts International on Monday announced Park MGM will reopen Sept. 30 smoke-free.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Fewer Americans expected to bet on NFL this season

by Bailey Schulz

Fewer American adults say they’ll bet on the NFL this year, with 42 percent of those surveyed in a recent report claiming they’re less excited about the upcoming season, which kicks off Thursday afternoon.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Offshore Sportsbook 5Dimes Is Shutting Down To U.S. Customers, Eyeing Rebirth In States

by Jill R. Dorson

In what proponents of legal U.S. sports betting would consider a victory, popular offshore sportsbook 5Dimes announced early Sunday evening that it  will suspend U.S. operations at midnight Sept. 21 in order to “take advantage of the opportunity to offer an improved online sports betting experience to our many U.S. customers.”

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Should Allegiant Stadium become site of a legal sportsbook?

by Richard N. Velotta

Boston-based DraftKings Inc. hopes to develop a sportsbook at or near some of Major League Baseball’s most hallowed ground – Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs.

It’s not quite a done deal, as Chicago City Hall has to weigh in.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Helena Independent Record

Above the Fold: Does gambling pay? The launch of sports betting in Montana

by Eric Seidle

In this episode, we focus on the initial launch of sports betting in Montana, take a look at how our sports betting law shapes up nationally and discuss some of the user critiques of Sports Bet Montana.

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