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New Shuffle Master board member named

Gambling equipment supplier Shuffle Master has brought another former employee of the Greenspun Corp. on to its board of directors. In November, Shuffle Master CEO Mark Yoseloff gave up the chairman of the board duties and was replaced by former...

Do you hold that golden ticket?

If you hold a betting ticket that has the San Diego Chargers at 500-to-1 odds of winning the Super Bowl, I want to talk with you. My recently published Las Vegas Business Press column detailed how MGM Mirage sports book officials dropped the...

Gaming executives switch companies

Call it musical gaming executives. Two individuals with ties to the gaming manufacturing sector have moved over to the casino operations side. Progressive Gaming International Chief Financial Officer Heather Rollo has jumped the equipment supplier’s...

IGT beefs up management team

Slot machine giant International Game Technology continues to rebuild its executive management team. The Reno-based company this morning promoted Rich Schneider to executive vice president of product strategy. He had headed the company’s server-...

Gibbons rings in a new GCB member

What’s up with Gov. Jim Gibbons, New Year’s Eve and the Gaming Control Board? Twice now, Gibbons has waited until the last day of the year to name a new member to the three-person Gaming Control Board. On Wednesday, the governor’s office announced...

Words of wisdom or common sense?

In the category of “Did they really pay to hear this speech?” comes the comments of Michael Anderson, president of the Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association. Anderson is also vice president of hotel operations at Bally's Atlantic City. In an...

Kerkorian cashes out

MGM Mirage majority shareholder Kirk Kerkorian has dumped his remaining shares of Ford Motor Co. today, a move that he began in October. It’s hard to imagine that Kerkorian, a 91-year-old billionaire from Los Angeles, will stay away from the auto...

IGT gets a new board member

Slot machine maker International Game Technology has added Northern California attorney David Roberson to its board of directors, pending regulatory approval. Roberson is an executive with the Storage Works Division of Hewlett-Packard Co., a...

Louisiana casinos get good news

Louisiana provided the casino industry with some encouraging news this week. Louisiana gaming authorities said casino revenues were $214.9 million in November, a 6 percent increase compared with $202.8 million a year ago. The figures included gaming...

Mr, Murren, meet Mr. Benedict

Murren still not at home in new office yet Jim Murren has the title and responsibilities, but he doesn’t yet have the office. Murren, who replaced Terry Lanni on Dec. 1 as the chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Mirage, hasn’t moved into...

A deal worth driving for?

Operators of the three Primm Valley casinos are banking that Clark County residents will be willing to drive 45 minutes for a f ree night’s stay . Through Dec. 31, the properties, operated by financially troubled Herbst Gaming, are offering anyone...

Something to ‘bog’ about

Among the holiday decorations inside the Palazzo are approximately 225,000 cranberries poured into the resort’s atrium pond. Ocean Spray donated the cranberries, which are often used as a holiday decoration enhancement. Assistant R-J Business Editor...