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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM Resorts lays off 4 hotel presidents

by John Katsilometes and Bailey Schulz

MGM Resorts International has reportedly laid off several high-level executives in sweeping moves Friday, including a quartet of hotel presidents.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

March gaming win plunges 39.6% statewide, 45.7% on Strip

by Richard N. Velotta

Everyone knew it was going to be bad.

On Wednesday, the public found out how bad, knowing that as horrible as it is, it’s only going to be worse next month.

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Research Brief by GMA quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Japan unlikely to move IR timeline despite risk of losing operators

by Ben Blaschke

Japan’s central government is unlikely to push back the timeframe for accepting proposals from candidate locations and their operator partners to develop the nation’s first integrated resorts, despite growing concerns over feasibility amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research Brief by GMA quoted on Asia Gaming Brief

GMA warns Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose”

Global Market Advisors issued a research brief on Monday about the current status of the IR project in Japan, including a warning to Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose.”

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Research Brief by GMA quoted on casino.org

Tokyo Expected to Enter Integrated Resort Bidding, Alter Casino Operators’ Proposal Strategies

Tokyo is expected to soon announce its candidacy to land one of Japan’s three forthcoming integrated resorts (IR), and analysts say that will overhaul the bidding strategies for casino operators

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Paper from GMA quoted in Focus Asia Pacific

Tokyo likely to join race for IR licence in Japan

Global Market Advisors says it is a case of its not when the city will join the likes of Osaka and Yokohama in the bidding for an IR licence.

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Paper from GMA quoted in GGR Asia

Abe to stick to 2021 casino schedule, Tokyo to bid: GMA

The January 2021 to July 2021 application period for local authorities to ask Japan’s central government for the right to host a casino resort “will likely not move for a host of reasons,” suggests a research paper from consultancy firm Global Market Advisors, LLC (GMA).

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Becky Harris quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Ex-Nevada gaming regulator conflicted on COVID-19 business openings

by Richard N. Velotta

Tony Alamo is going to war.

After spending 19 years as a regulator, 12 of them with the Nevada Gaming Commission, Alamo has decided that the place for him to be now is in the medical field, his chosen career.  The war he is entering is against COVID-19, the respiratory illness that has decimated the industry he has overseen after growing up the son of a Las Vegas gaming industry executive.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on CDC Gaming Reports

‘Opening up America’ guidelines leave casino industry speculating where it fits

by Howard Stutz

The ink was still wet on the White House’s 18-page plan for re-opening the U.S. economy when gaming insiders began pouring through the document to figure out how casinos might fit into the three phases.

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