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How ‘Non-Gaming’ Became a Casino Industry Buzzword in 2017

December 23, 2017 By Katie Barlowe Casino companies spent a lot of time and effort focused on non-gaming entertainment in 2017, not so much of a surprise after visitor spend on non-gambling activities in 2016, such as hotel stays, dining, dancing, and attending shows, accounted for 55
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How Aristocrat’s $990 million Big Fish deal will shake up social casino games | GamesBeat

Billion-dollar game deals are pretty rare, but one slipped by last week without much attention. Australian gambling machine maker Aristocrat Leisure announced last week it is buying social casino games maker Big Fish Games in Seattle for $990 million. It was the second deal in a relat
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Supreme Court to hear arguments over sports-betting ban

A U.S. Supreme Court case next week could dramatically reshape the landscape of American sports betting, with major ramifications for casino operators and European betting shops, as well as professional sports leagues and college athletics. A 25-year-old federal law restricts sports b
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Christie to attend sports betting arguments at U.S. Supreme Court | NJ.com

By Matt Arco marco@njadvancemedia.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com A “cautiously optimistic” Gov. Chris Christie will be at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to to lend moral support as New Jersey lawyers try to convince the justices to allow legal sports betting at Garden Sta
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R. Scott Barber Elected Chairman of Tunica Tourism Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:            Patrick Collins Patrick@mmgmemphis.com 901-219-9944   Scott Barber Elected Chairman of Tunica Tourism Commission   TUNICA, Miss., November 16, 2017 – R. Scott Barber, Regional President of Caesars Mid-South, has been elected Chairman of the Tu
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Paddlewheeler tours to get started on Coast – Mississippi Business Journal

By LISA MONTI On his last day working as a Mississippi River boat captain, Michael White talked about his next career move — taking the helm of a paddle wheeler he’s bringing to the Mississippi coast this month. White and his wife, Dayna, both Gulfport natives, are the new owners of t
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Bay St. Louis is moving about in Golf Carts – Mississippi Business Journal

By LISA MONTI Given the fact that golf carts have become such a popular way to get around Bay St. Louis, especially on sunny weekends when Old Town’s bars, restaurants and shops are in full swing, the Mississippi Coast city’s motto “A Place Apart” could easily morph into “A Place of C
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The Washington Post: Blues brothers Don Jr. and Eric Trump gamble on Mississippi tourism

CLEVELAND, MISS. — Jake Brown crooned the Mississippi blues to a nearly all-black audience on the outskirts of town, his guitar filling the darkened club with pangs of heartbreak and regret. Between numbers, the local singer paused and in a gravelly drawl, beseeched the crowd to be th
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Are skill-based video game-style slots here to stay at casinos? Industry experts have their say

Gaming brands meet to discuss future of skill-based games Number of skill-based games will ramp up in 2018 A panel of representatives from the casino industry’s best known developers met for a round-table on the future of skill-based gambling. Terminator 2- Judgement Day skill-based c
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