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Leading Locations for 2015: The MSAs with Soundest Economic Strength Indicators

Factors that indicate economic strength include per capita real GMP, manufacturing/goods-producing employment, and employment growth — for the most recent year as well as the last three- and five-year periods. Another key factor is unemployment rate. Economic strength is ultimately ti
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MGM Resorts International Announces General Manager of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International MGM, -3.87% today announced that Marcus G. Glover has been named General Manager of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. Mr. Glover will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the resort
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Oh, to Be Young, Millennial, and So Wanted by Marketers”

The makers of Tic Tacs had a problem on their hands. After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial generation might not be content with a mere mint. No, the millennials wanted entertainment, release from boredom, “emotional rescue.” So this mo
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Alabama Governor Will Not Include Gaming in Special Session

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said he will not include gaming in his call for the upcoming special session though some lawmakers believe gambling and a state lottery could be long-term solutions to Alabama’s budget problems. “It’s black and
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AGA Convenes Illegal Gambling Advisory Board

The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the formation of its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of its “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative, which seeks to distinguish the highly regulated, $240 billion legal gaming industry from the criminal networks that re
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Two Alabama Tribes at Odds

OKMULGEE — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is publicly balking at another tribe’s gaming compact negotiations. In a letter dated June 2, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger asked Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to not sign a Class III gaming compact with the Poarch Band of Cr
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New Orleans Revenues Down; Lake Charles Revenues Up Up Up

Louisiana casino revenue up 10.9 percent BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah’s land-based casino brought in more than $237.1 million in May, 10.9 percent better than the $213.9 million the gambling halls won the year befor
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AL Special Session – Lottery, Casino Proposals Could be on Table

Gov. Robert Bentley can help make legislators focus on his priorities during a special session by what he puts in his resolution calling the session. Under the state Constitution, legislation about any subject not included in the governor’s special session resolution requires a
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Another State Looks to Legalize Online Gaming

A quartet of Pennsylvania State Senators are preparing to introduce another online gambling bill, the fifth piece of legislation on the subject this year. Sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, Sen. Robert Tomlinson, Sen. Elder Vogel, and Sen. Kim Ward, the bill wi
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