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Penn National, Pinnacle Entertainment consider merger

Oct 5 (Reuters) – U.S. casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc has been in merger discussions with rival Pinnacle Entertainment Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The companies have engaged in on and off discussions about a deal, but
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Alabama AG files lawsuits in five counties against electronic bingo operators

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed lawsuits in five counties against electronic bingo casinos using machines he says are illegal slot machines. Marshall announced lawsuits in Greene, Houston, Lowndes, Macon and Morgan counties. Marshall asked circuit courts in those cou
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Coast casino revenue is flat but there are some high notes

After posting the best July revenue in five years, Coast casinos saw revenue go flat in August as many summer vacations ended when the kids went back to school. The 12 Coast casinos reported a gain in gross casino revenue of $200,000 for August, or two-tenths of one percent. Revenue i
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$800M extreme sports park south of Las Vegas Strip gets OK

An extreme sports park with a 15-story hotel that would be built south of the Strip received county approvals Wednesday. Clark County commissioners voted 7-0 to approve plans for the 130-acre project at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset Road, according to county s
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Exclusive: Industry Leaders Share Thoughts Ahead of G2E – Mobile Marketing Watch

As September comes to a close and October is only a week away; many professionals from all over the gaming industry will flock to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) – for those who don’t know – G2E is the international gaming trade show and conference… By Sean Virgen September 25, 201
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An Inside Look at Dave and Buster’s at G2E

Not displaying correctly? View in your browser. Keynote Announcement PLAY: Dave and Buster’s Path to Accelerated Growth Presented By: Scientific Games Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 – 10:00 AM Keynote discussion featuring Stephen King, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dave and B
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N.J. picks up fresh support in sports betting case

WASHINGTON — A powerful lawmaker and the casino industry have weighed in on the side of the Garden State as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to allow New Jersey to legalize sports betting. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee,
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Lottery study committee to get back to work

JACKSON – The lottery study committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn will hold its second public hearing – the first since May – on Sept. 5. The study committee is tasked with providing information for the 2018 legislative session that begins in January. According to a news relea
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Coast casinos have their best July in years

uly typically is one of the strongest months for Coast casinos and this July was another winner. Gross casino revenue at the 12 properties across South Mississippi was $108.4 million, up $105.1 million, or 3 percent higher than a year ago, according to the Mississippi Department of Re
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