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European News Round Up

By James Marrison
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James Marrison

In order to generate much needed tax revenue, the government of Cyprus has given the go-ahead for a major casino and resort—the first on the island. While casinos have been permitted in Turkish Cyprus since 1975, with 25 casinos now operating in northern Cyprus, this will be the first to operate in the Greek-controlled part of the island. 

Political Chatter

By Antinea Ascione
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Antinea Ascione

In this section, read highlights and updates on gaming and political news and what’s going on in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland and Congress.

Latin American News Round-Up

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

Speculation about the future of gaming in Buenos Aires has given rise to calls for the nationalization of gaming in Argentina and an investigative commission in Mexico has called for a change to that country’s gaming laws. CEM correspondent James Marrison explores these and other gaming developments in Latin America.

Big Shoes to Fill

By CEM Staff

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A former travel association leader and Washington D.C. insider took the helm of the American Gaming Association (AGA) this month, succeeding its first and only president Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. Geoff Freeman, 38, officially became president and chief executive officer of the AGA on July 1, taking over for Fahrenkopf, who spent 18 years in the position and is expected to stay on as a consultant through the year’s end.

European News Round-Up

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

In a controversial move, Greece has extended the government monopoly on online gaming and has sought to restrict the types of games  that may be played online. Greece is currently home to Europe’s largest betting company—The Greek Organization of Football Prognostics S.A. (OPAP). The company operates lottery and sports betting games in Greece and is Europe’s largest betting company. The government is now seeking to protect the government monopoly on gaming...

SPIELO International Takes the Show on the Road

By Jenessa McAllister

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Jenessa McAllister

When a customer asks for information about a specific product, wouldn’t it be easiest to just show up at their doorstep, product in hand? With SPIELO International™’s new Road Show approach, the company is doing just that. Much like the pop stars and politicians of today, SPIELO is taking its show on the road. Dubbed “Vegas and Beyond: Innovation Travels,” the company is loading up their fifth wheel trailer with the latest and greatest SPIELO products...

Political Chatter

By Antinea Ascione
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Antinea Ascione

European News Round-up

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

In this month's European news, the U.K. government will take no action to restrict the number of high-stakes betting terminals, in Germany, Schleswig-Holstein will join the Interstate Treaty on Gambling, a match fixing scandal in Europe could lead to changes in betting legislation, and in Gibralta, operators prepare for a legal battle.

Fahrenkopf to Step Down from AGA

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After 17 and a half years as the first and only chief executive officer of the American Gaming Association (AGA), Frank Fahrenkopf recently announced he will be stepping down, effective June 30.

What's Shakin'

By CEM Staff

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CEM Staff

This month's headlines include news and announcements from the American Gaming Association, Konami Gaming Inc., Bally Technologies, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, SHFL entertainment Inc., Multimedia Games and more.