September 2011

A Restructuring Success: The Inn of the Mountain Gods

By Valerie Red-Horse

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Valerie Red-Horse

I recently had the pleasure of serving as the financial advisor for the Mescalero Apache Tribe with regard to the exchange offer restructure of its $200 million 12 percent bonds for the Inn of the Mountain Gods, the tribe’s casino resort property. It was a long, much awaited, publicly visible process, as well as one of the first successful win-win restructurings of bond debt in Indian country, with both the bondholders and the tribe coming away extremely satisfied with the results.

The Gaming Life: Frank Neborsky

By Taaren Haak

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Taaren Haak

He’s the vice president of slot operations that helped build Mohegan Sun’s floor from the ground up. And with 30-plus years of gaming under his belt, he certainly knows his way around the business. So then why, upon meeting him, do people often say, “Oh, so you’re Frank Neborsky!?”

Terry Lanni’s Legacy Lives On

By Amanda Huggett

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Amanda Huggett

When the news of gaming legend Terry Lanni’s passing was announced, the word spread quickly—and so did the tributes. Receiving nods from many big name execs, including Steve Wynn, Gary Loveman and Sheldon Adelson, it became evident very quickly just how much the industry respected the life and achievements of Lanni.

New Class II, September 2011

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This month's new Class II feature Bally's Playboy Platinum™, Naughty & Nice™ from Cadillac Jack, Pistol Packin’ Penny® from Multimedia Games, Rocket Gaming's Voyager’s Fortune™ and Kingdom of the Titans™ from WMS.

Gaming in Europe

By Amanda Huggett and Sarah Klaphake Cords

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Amanda Huggett and Sarah Klaphake Cords

With new bills, legislation and news coming from various countries in the continent, CEM explores what’s going across the pond. Talking with a supplier and a law firm situated right in the U.K., here’s the lowdown. It may not have shattering visitation numbers like Macau, but the European gaming market is hot in its own right. With many new bills, legislation and news coming from various countries in the continent, today CEM brings you two perspectives.

Interblock Makes its Mark in the U.S.

By CEM Staff

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CEM Staff

Interblock is a global business, with branches in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the U.S. and Canada. Popular for its Organic product range, dazzling displays and distinctive design, it shines as a multi-player table game producer. And with its recent entry and expansion into a new market, its future is just as bright.

The Gaming Dot to Watch: .es

By Daniel Macadam

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Daniel Macadam

By the end of the year, Spain’s socialist government hopes to have handed out the country’s first-ever nationwide online gambling licenses to operators. The government has already rushed a new gambling law through Parliament in less than four months—an impressive speed—and is now in the process of putting the finishing touches on the new market.

JCJ Architecture: The Single-Source Hospitality Specialist

By Amanda Huggett

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Amanda Huggett

JCJ Architecture is much more than just an architectural design firm. This distinguished company—and group of people—provides a host of services, all with a caring, collaborative and innovative touch. Their offerings include planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, project management and client advisory services, and they have an all-star team behind it all.

New Class III, September 2011

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This month's new Class III feature Aristocrat’s Rise of the Incas™, Fu Lu Shou™ from Aruze Gaming, Golden Pharaoh™ from Bally, Cadillac Jack’s Pan’s Golden Flute™,  Diamond Game’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Hot Roll™ from IGT, Incredible Technologies’ Chopper Cash™, Quest for Diamonds™ from Konami Gaming, Multimedia Games’ Carnival in Rio® and G+® Deluxe 5x4 from WMS.

Community and Progressive Slots, September 2011

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This month's new community and progressive slots include Godzilla on Monster Island™ Video Slots from IGT and WMS's THE WIZARD OF OZ™: Journey to Oz.