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    Associated Press: Caesars’ new CEO shocked with lack of casino innovation

    New Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora said he’s been shocked at the casino industry’s lack of innovation in appealing to younger would-be gamblers. “The time is now,” he said, speaking Wednesday on a panel at the industry’s annual trade show, the Global Gaming Expo, in Las Vegas. Frissora described himself as an outsider during […]

    New Report Shows Strong Ties Between Illegal Gambling and Organized Crime

    Las Vegas, Nevada – A new report out today by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dr. Jay S. Albanese details the strong ties between illegal gambling operations and organized crime organizations in the U.S. The prevalence of illegal gambling has been so significant that, in 2014 alone, 80 operators in 23 states were convicted of running illegal gambling businesses. […]

    AP: Illegal gambling target of joint push

    BILOXI – The nation’s casino owners and gambling machine makers say they want to team with states to crack down on illegal gambling. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General on Monday, American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman called on state legal leaders to join with his group, saying they “have a shared interest in […]

    Las Vegas Review-Journal: Candidates with gaming knowledge dot the presidential field

    By Howard Stutz  After billionaire Donald Trump trashed Atlantic City during the nationally televised Republican presidential candidates’ debate, Geoff Freeman had to be smiling to himself. Not because of what Trump said. Rather, it was the setting in which the former casino owner, New York real estate developer and GOP presidential candidate uttered those remarks. […]

    Las Vegas Sun: Presidential hopefuls may want to bet on casino industry

    Nevada is an important state for 2016 presidential candidates, and the casino lobby is trying to make sure its industry is considered important too. Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, recently sent a letter to candidates arguing that because Nevada is a key battleground state, presidential hopefuls need to recognize the contributions of the state’s […]

    Las Vegas Review-Journal: Gaming claims a place in presidential race

    By Steve Tetreault    WASHINGTON — The gaming and resort industries on Tuesday staked out a spot in the presidential race taking shape in Nevada, reminding leaders of their importance to the state’s economy, as well as the votes of thousands of their workers. “As you engage with presidential campaigns and candidates, officially or unofficially we urge […]

    Las Vegas Sun: Las Vegas to host general election presidential debate next year

    By J.D. Morris  Las Vegas will host the general election’s third and final presidential debate on Oct. 19 next year. The Commission on Presidential Debates this morning announced the cities that will host debates, just after the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved spending $4 million to host a debate at UNLV’s Thomas & […]