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Betting on the machine

Research firm Technavio estimates that the global casino gaming equipment market will grow ‘rapidly’ at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15 per cent between 2017 and 2021. By 2021, the global gaming equipment market should reach US$96.4 billion (MOP770 billion), according to
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Mississippi lottery bills introduced in new legislative sessison

Day 1 of the 2017 legislative session has already brought two lottery bills, both filed by Rep. Alyce G. Clarke, D-Jackson. One bill would establish the “Mississippi Lottery for Education” and have it administered by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. That one was assigned to the Gami
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Sun Herald article on Mississippi casino industry’s 25th anniversary in 2017

This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the day a long line of people stood in sweltering heat on Aug. 1, 1992, to be among the first to board the Isle of Capri riverboat and be part of history. A pair of Isle of Capri riverboats had traveled down the Mississippi River from Iowa i
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IRS drops proposals for tax reporting of slot winnings

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The Internal Revenue Service released its final regulation Thursday on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings. The American Gaming Association claims the regulation is a win for the gaming industry. The IRS was considering mandating electronic pl
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IRS drops burdensome regulations

Dear Gaming Colleague: As we close out 2016, I’m pleased to share that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially dropped its burdensome gaming proposals, marking a big win for casino patrons. The final regulations: Drop its electronic player tracking proposal altogether (AGA oppos
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Year of Unmatched Industry Unity Produces Big Results for Gaming

This year has been incredibly consequential for gaming. A former casino owner was chosen as the next President of the United States. The casino gaming industry actively engaged in battleground states throughout the campaign season. A presidential debate was held just feet from the Las
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Can the Coast casinos have best year since the Great Recession?

Casino revenue was down 4 percent across Mississippi last month, but the 12 Coast casinos topped $1 billion in total gross gaming revenues in November and are on track to have their best year since 2008. November was only the second month this year — along with March — in which the Mi
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MGHA Partner for SGS, BNP Media, Acquires Hotel F&B Magazine

I am pleased to announce that BNP Media has acquired Hotel F&B, the voice of the $36.7 billion North American hotel foodservice industry. Hotel F&B has a strong print and digital presence and a loyal, responsive subscriber base, as it reaches nearly 50,000 hoteliers and more t
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Alabama Gov’s Council on Gambling Hears from Lottery Experts

There was plenty of advice Thursday for how the state of Alabama should run a lottery – if it ever decided to establish one.   Officials from lotteries in Louisiana and New Hampshire told the Governor’s Advisory Council on Gambling Thursday that any future lottery could ben
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