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Don't miss your chance to honor the gaming industry's most outstanding advertising, marketing and communications efforts at the AGA Communications Awards Luncheon to be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Sands Expo Center in conjunction with Global Gaming Expo. Also at the luncheon, the AGA will recognize Victor Rocha, owner and operator of Pechanga.net, with Lifetime Achievement Award for Gaming Communications. Download the invitation for more information.
Henry James, American writer
Martha Grimes, American writer
Caesars Entertainment signed a host community agreement with Boston on Tuesday for a proposed $1 billion casino at Suffolk Downs Race Track. The casino will provide 4,000 permanent jobs and will feature amenities such as restaurants and entertainment venues. The thoroughbred racetrack is located partly in East Boston, and partly in Revere, Mass. Las Vegas Review-Journal (8/27)
A nonprofit organization funded by the Kansas Star Casino, the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund, will be giving out grants to five educational organizations in Kansas. "The All-Star Scholars Fund is helping make education accessible and fun," said Jill Docking, the chairwoman of the fund. KWCH-TV (Wichita, Kan.) (8/27)
New York voters will decide the fate of expanded gambling in upstate New York this November. However, due to a mayoral election in New York City, voter turnout may be higher downstate than upstate for the referendum. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature drafted a plan to allow four resort-style casinos in upstate New York. WXXI-TV (Rochester, N.Y.) (8/27)
Local labor unions have endorsed a proposed $800 million Hard Rock casino in West Springfield, Mass. "An $800 million project is huge and would put a lot of brother and sister carpenters to work for a long time," said Ray Bienia, a steward with the carpenters union. Hard Rock plans to build a 12-story hotel, Hard Rock Cafe and casino in the town. The Republican (Springfield, Mass.) (8/27)
Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.) (8/27)
Delaware casinos will launch online gaming on Wednesday through no-money games on Facebook. The state plans to launch online gaming for cash stakes at the end of October. "This first phase will allow us to really get the players acclimated to the virtual world in a legalized environment," said Tom Cook, secretary of finance for the state. The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) (tiered subscription model) (8/27)
The Catawba Indian Nation, based in South Carolina, has proposed a tribal casino and hotel in Cleveland County, N.C. An economic impact study found that the project would create up to 4,000 jobs, as well as up to 5,000 jobs during construction. The Gaston Gazette (Gastonia, N.C.) (8/27)
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has offered to make another tribe, the Forest County Potawatomi Community, a partner in its proposed casino in Kenosha, Wis. The Forest County Potawatomi Community has opposed plans for the off-reservation casino. The Potawatomi operate a tribal casino in Milwaukee. American City Business Journals (8/27)
Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the 2013 class for the Gaming Hall of Fame. Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., leader of the AGA for its first 18 years; Celine Dion, a performer who led the rebirth of the headlining show in Las Vegas; and Guy Savoy, the creative force behind one of the Strip's most memorable culinary experiences, will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the growth and stature of the gaming industry. The 25th annual Gaming Hall of Fame Charity Gala and Induction Ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). Check out the press release for more information or visit the AGA website.
G2E is very excited to introduce the new Food Trends Experience that offers a low-cost option to get in front of this market. Food, Beverage & Hospitality at G2E is the only culinary and hospitality marketplace specifically for the gaming industry, providing access to the skyrocketing success of the dining and hotel side of the casino entertainment industry. For more information on how you can exhibit at G2E, call 1-203-840-5397 or e-mail Todd Sheahan today.Register today for G2E 2013 (Exhibits: Sept. 24-26, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas) before Early Bird rates expire on TODAY at 11:50PM!
Napoleon Hill, American writer
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American writer and poet
Lord Chesterfield, British statesman
Tom Blandi, French author
Ivy Baker Priest, American political figure
More than 50,000 customers have visited the Hialeah Park Casino in Florida since it opened last week. The casino, beside the Hialeah Park Racetrack, employs 300 and seeks to expand its entertainment options. "It's just the greatest thing that's happened in our community in a long time," said John Brunetti Jr., casino president. WTVJ-TV (Miami) (8/20)
Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts International reported strong quarterly earnings, which received a boost from the firms' casinos in Macau. All three companies will be adding to their holdings in Macau with the construction of casinos on the Cotai Strip. Wynn is building a floral-themed resort, while Sands is constructing a Parisian Macau-themed property. MGM Cotai is also under construction. VegasInc.com (Las Vegas) (8/20)