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Crockwell: gaming dispute 'not helpful' | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News


Casino Gaming was introduced by Premier Brown, back in 2010 and 2011; as an important amenity to increase Island tourism. In 2014, a study by the Innovations Company, projected that casino gaming would increase visitor arrivals by 43,000, and casinos would win $50 million in the first year; based on the Islands 10,000 rooms (a number I find difficult to reach).

by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

As a Casino Rises in Springfield, Legislators in Hartford Argue Over Gambling Expansion - Hartford Courant

There might be a better solution than approving a Tribal casino in East Windsor, that is certain to prompt law suits from MGM; protecting their new casino in Springfield, MA. Why not convince the Tribes, that they would save many more jobs, and produce far more revenue and potential taxes, if they shifted their target to the New York border. MGM Springfield will have some impact on Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, but the MA casino is only 15 minutes further from Hartford, than Mohegan Sun and only a few minutes further to Foxwoods.

by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Georgia Casino Bill Resuscitated But Prognosis Not Good

The new legislation by Representative Ron Stephens that would increase the number of Georgia casinos from 2 to 4 deserves serious consideration. When I look at other Southern states with casino gaming; Iowa, Louisiana and Mississippi; I find 85 casinos and the population of the 3 states just 500,000 more than the 10.3 million in Georgia. Plus none of the above, even New Orleans, have anywhere near the 93,900 accommodations of Greater Atlanta.

by Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Florida gambling bill sails through House Committee Vote - CalvinAyre.com

Considering the Florida House has been against gaming, it is heartening to see the Compact come out of Committee with a positive vote. However they will have missed an important aspect of the negotiations, if they don't agree to add Craps and Roulette.

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