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Continuing the Industry’s Commitment to Responsible Gaming

Dear Gaming Colleague: This week, to mark the 20th anniversary of Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), the American Gaming Association (AGA) hosted two events to highlight the industry’s commitment to this important issue. From July 31-August 4, the collective casino gaming indus
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Condé Nast readers choose Hard Rock Biloxi as ‘Best Hotel in Mississippi’

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is “Best Hotel in Mississippi” as chosen by those who voted in the 29th annual Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards survey. A record 300,000 travelers took part in the survey that chose the top hotels and resorts nationwide. “Look twice: You might conf
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Casino tops $32 million in new Coast development

Heavy equipment is digging across South Mississippi and lifting steel as a new casino goes up in Gulfport, new offices are under construction and a hotel gets a makeover. What was a parking lot is becoming a $75 million smoke-free casino on the south side of U.S. 90 in Gulfport, adjac
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear New Jersey’s appeal to offer legal sports betting, a surprising twist in the state’s nearly five-year battle with the major American sports leagues. A victory for New Jersey would allow the state to offer legal spo
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Judge reverses ruling on slot machines in Florida

TALLAHASSEE A judge Monday reversed a previous decision about devices, known as “pre-reveal games,” that critics argue are unregulated slot machines. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled Monday that the electronic devices, in use in bars, strip malls and convenience stores thro
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Iowa side casinos celebrate first year on land

BETTENDORF – Two casinos in the Iowa Quad Cities are celebrating their first year on land after a quarter-century of gaming on the Mississippi River. Rhythm City Casino will get the party started on Friday, June 16. Isle Bettendorf will continue the fun over the following weeken
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IGT, Konami Gaming in games cross-licence deal

Konami Gaming Inc has become the latest casino equipment supplier to report a cross-licensing deal with casino and lottery equipment maker International Game Technology Plc (IGT). Under the arrangement – described by IGT as a “patent cross-licensing agreement” – Konami Gaming will be
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Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press Published Monday, June 12, 2017 | 1:28 p.m. Updated Monday, June 12, 2017 | 4:44 p.m. Steve Marcus Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, gives a “State of the Industry” address during the Global Gaming Expo (G2
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Arkansas attorney general again rejects proposal to legalize casino gambling in state

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in the state. In an opinion dated Tuesday, she rejected the proposal by Barry Emigh of Hot Springs, writing that the proposed popular name a
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