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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

New table games shown at G2E offer new experiences for players

by Mike Shoro

Table games have been slow to catch up to the technological revolution happening on the slot machine side of gaming, but that’s changing.

On Tuesday, table game manufacturers at the annual Global Gaming Expo, or G2E, showed off some of their latest products striving to narrow that gap while fostering a lively, social gaming experience.

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GMA quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Rising room rates, return of conventions, and strong entertainment schedule point to strong fall in Las Vegas

by Buck Wargo

Some 300,000 fewer visitors came to Las Vegas in August than in July and analysts pointed to a spike in COVID-19 cases for the decline. Still, Las Vegas is poised to have a strong fall with the return of convention season this week at the Global Gaming Expo and the return of foreign travel in November.

Despite a dip to 2.99 million visitors in August from 3.3 million in July, Las Vegas showed its resiliency by exceeding gaming revenues in August 2019 when there were 3.57 million visitors. August marked the sixth consecutive month that Nevada exceeded $1 billion in gaming revenue; the Strip’s revenues were 20% higher than August 2019 even though revenue fell 21% from July.

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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Global Gaming Expo to showcase latest slots, table games

by Richard N. Velotta

If there ever was a slot machine supermarket, it would be G2E.

Beginning this week, gaming industry professionals will gather at The Venetian Expo to see, hear and touch what gaming manufacturers say will be the next generation of casino gadgetry design to keep players more engaged – and spend more of their entertainment dollar.

Leaders of the American Gaming Association, operators of G2E – the Global Gaming Expo – say quality, not quantity, will be the emphasis of this year’s show.

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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Acquisition of The Cosmopolitan was shrewd move by MGM Resorts

by Richard N. Velotta

Shrewd move, MGM.

Last week, the largest employer on the Strip made the surprise announcement that it’s acquiring the operations of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for $1.625 billion.

It’s part of a larger $5.65 billion real estate deal for Blackstone with a method in vogue in the gaming industry these days: A group of investors is buying the real estate beneath The Cosmopolitan, and MGM is getting the operations piece.

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Caesars Back In Japan

On September 29, the group chosen to develop an integrated in Wakayama, Japan announced a new member of the consortium: Caesars Entertainment.

Clairvest Neem Ventures, a unit of Vancouver-based Clairvest Group, disclosed that Caesars had joined its partnership, replacing France’s Group Partouche as would-be operator of the US$4.21 billion project.  Together with the local government, they will jointly bid for a license to site, develop and operate an IR at Wakayama’s Marina City.

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Caesars Entertainment returns to Japan with help of Clairvest Neem Ventures

by IPM News

Clairvest Neem Ventures K.K. (CNV) announced the participation of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. in its development and operating consortium for a Wakayama Marina City-based integrated resort in Japan. Caesars, which joins with no capital commitment, re-enters the Japanese market after pulling out in 2019 amid a takeover bid by Eldorado Resorts that was completed in July 2020.

A news release put out by CNV said the combination aligns CNV, “one of the most experienced integrated resort development and management teams in the world, with Caesars Entertainment, one of the gaming industry’s best-known brands and an elite casino operator.”

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UPDATED: Caesars Entertainment joins Clairvest Neem Ventures in the future Wakayama Marina City IR project

by Buck Wargo

Clairvest Neem Ventures K.K. (CNV) announced the participation of Caesars Entertainment, Inc., in its development and operating consortium for a Wakayama Marina City-based integrated resort in Japan.  Caesars, which joins with no capital commitment, re-enters the Japanese market after pulling out in 2019 amid a takeover bid by Eldorado Resorts that was completed in July 2020.

A news release put out by CNV said the combination aligns CNV, “one of the most experienced integrated resort development and management teams in the world, with Casears Entertainment, one of the gaming industry’s best-known brands and an elite casino operator.

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GMA quoted in Forbes

Nevada On Six-Month Hot Streak With $1Billion-plus In Gambling Revenue

by Will Yakowicz

Las Vegas’ luck has not run out yet.

Nevada collected $625.7 million in gambling revenue from casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in August, which is up 20% from pre-pandemic levels in August 2019, according to numbers released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  Sin City’s revenue increase over the same month in 2019 is another sign that Vegas is continuing its recovery from the Covid-19 recession.

“I think we are still in a trajectory of growth,” says Michael Lawton, a senior research analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  “I’m not going to guarantee a $1 billion again, but the blueprint is there to continue.”

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GMA quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Caesars teams with Canadian company to bid to build resort in Japan

by Richard N. Velotta

Caesars Entertainment Inc. is partnering with a Canadian private equity management firm to bid to build a seaside integrated resort near Tokyo, representatives of the Reno-based company said Wednesday.

Caesars will work with Clairvest Neem Ventures K.K., which was vetted by Japanese authorities for a project at Wakayama Marina City in July.

“We are thrilled to partner with Caesars Entertainment,” said Eddie Woo, representative director of Clairvest Neem Ventures.

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GMA quoted in The Nevada Independent

Caesars rejoins Japanese gaming license hunt a day after MGM wins Osaka approval

by Howard Stutz

Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it was joining the consortium of developers involved in the proposed Japanese integrated resort project in Wakayama, which includes former Las Vegas Sands executives and Clairvest, a Canadian private equity firm.

The announcement came a day after the city of Osaka endorsed MGM Resorts International’s plans for the country’s first large-scale casino.

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