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By Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Brandt Iden’s Fight for Legal iGaming in Michigan

My comments:

Michigan's attempt to add casino games and sports betting on the internet seems an over the top gaming effort, like Illinois and Pennsylvania. Michigan already has 23 tribal casinos and 3 commercial casinos in Detroit. Think of the negative impact online gaming and sports betting will have on their revenues and employment if a Michigan resident can bet on his smartphone or computer, at home, work or anywhere.

Aristocrat again was the top indexing premium supplier in February, according to the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Database.

ALL’s leased premium games are indexing at 2.73 times zone average and wide-area progressives at 2.57 times.

Lightning Link and Dragon Link now account for more than 40 percent of estimated gross win from premium games, the report shows.

By Steve Norton

CEO, Norton Management

What Should Harrah’s Owe for License Renewal? More Than $146M House Called for Study Says

My comment:

Louisiana should be interested in Caesars investing the necessary amount to create a destination casino resort that will help New Orleans attract more and larger conventions and trade shows, that primarily book mid-week days and nights, and would appeal to a larger number of tourists, that prefer weekends.

By Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Showboat Owner Wants to Bring Another Casino to Atlantic City

My comment:

Bart Blatstein, owner of the Showboat, is approaching Atlantic City's revival in a more realistic way. Recently, New Jersey has added sports betting but instead of using sports parlors to create more casino visitors, we have instead chosen to add it to our online gaming options so there is little reason to visit a live casino. That is unless there is a star performer or live event taking place in the city.

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