Month: January 2013

Dyson Airblade helps M Resort Provide Excellent Service

“The Dyson Airblade hand dryers are cost effective and have eliminated our resort’s need for paper towels – expanding our environmentally conscious initiatives, a feat for both our property and guests alike,”—Greg Stiles, vice president, facilities. Situated on more than 90 acres at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort Spa …

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Swiss Casinos Zürich: Vegas Glitz & Swiss Simplicity

Vegas meets Switzerland in Zürich’s first and only casino, the recently completed Swiss Casinos Zürich, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Paul Steelman. With design and décor that reflects the glitz and glamour of a contemporary Las Vegas casino, while still maintaining simple Swiss elegance, Swiss Casinos Zürich is the perfect locale for anyone visiting or …

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New Champions for Indian Country in the 113th Congress

After what seemed like a never-ending election season to many Americans, the results came in on Nov. 6, and are about to be implemented in the form of the newly installed 113th Congress. Thanks to the hard work of tribal leaders, community organizers and advocates, Native Americans made it to the polls in record numbers. …

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New Class III Slots, January 2013

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New Class II Slots, January 2013

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Gambling and the Law®: Adelson’s Bad Bet

“If Churchill were alive today, he would have said about this election, ‘Never have so few spent so much to affect so little.’”—James Carville The gaming industry won most of its battles at the ballot box this past November, but it lost the public relations war. In Maryland, voters passed Question 7, 52 percent to …

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Where’s The Money Now? Part 1: The Youthful Player

We’re following up our popular “Where’s the Money?” series and looking forward to the upcoming 18 months, during which we will tackle more tough analytical questions. This article examines changes in player demographics, in particular the games that different age groups like to play. One notable example of player preference is that younger players are …

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2013: The Good and the Bad

The Good News The Department of Labor reported in November that leisure and hospitality employment continued to trend up, adding 23,000 jobs for the month. Throughout the past 12 months, the industry has added 305,000 jobs. This indicates that hospitality companies, including casinos, are mildly optimistic for the year ahead. If this trend continues, suppliers …

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New Regime for Online Gambling in the United Kingdom

On Dec. 3, 2012, the U.K. government published a long-awaited draft gambling (licensing and advertising) bill proposing changes to the basis upon which remote gambling is regulated in Britain. The bill covers less than one and a half pages, contains only four sections, and its proposals are for the amendment of only three sections of …

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Creating New Ways for Online Poker Players to Win

Online poker rooms have a problem: Customers who win are more likely to continue playing at the room than customers who lose. But only a small percentage of a typical room’s total player pool (somewhere in the 5 to 10 percent region) will actually be winners—and rooms rely on the other 90 to 95 percent …

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