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    Kirk Kerkorian Was a Pioneer Who Set a Higher Standard for Gaming, Elevated Las Vegas

    Press Release
    June 16, 2015

    American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after gaming legend Kirk Kerkorian passed away last night:

    “In an industry that thrives on innovation, Kirk Kerkorian was a pioneer who set a higher standard for gaming and elevated Las Vegas’ stature with each move he made. He was also a generous philanthropist whose contributions will continue to make Nevada a better place for decades to come. Given his outsized influence in shaping the gaming industry, it’s no surprise that Mr. Kerkorian was among the first classes of inductees into the Gaming Hall of Fame. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughters, extended family and friends as they mourn his passing.”


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