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Nevada Regulators Hold Workshop on Skill Based Games

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada’s casino regulators are laying the groundwork for what could turn gambling halls into adult arcades to appeal to a younger generation of would-be gamblers. The Nevada Gaming Control Board held its first workshop Wednesday morning to discuss necessar
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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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