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Caesars slips back into loss in 2Q19 but US properties showing growth ahead of Eldorado merger

“Caesars delivered solid financial results in the second quarter driven by the contribution from Centaur and strength from our Las Vegas hotel and food and beverage businesses,” said Caesars CEO Tony Rodio. “Our Las Vegas performance was the result of strong group and leisure demand, which produced an all-time quarterly record for hotel cash revenue and occupancy for the second consecutive quarter. These results were partially offset by competitive pressures in Atlantic City and other parts of our regional portfolio as well as unfavorable hold predominately at Caesars Palace. “As we work toward successful completion of the proposed merger with Eldorado Resorts, the management team and I remain focused on improving the company’s operations and financial profile through incremental revenue opportunities and operating efficiencies. I’m confident that the proposed transaction will create an industry leading platform poised to succeed in our dynamic industry.”

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PGRI Public Gaming Research Institute had its start in 1971.  Our mission has always been to work with public policy makers to support the government-sponsored-gaming industry.  Working with government executives, government regulators around the world as well as the top commercial companies in the world that support this industry.  Our publications during the years include the flagship publication Public Gaming Magazine in continuous publication since 1973.  PGRI also started Public Gaming International Magazine, The Lottery Journal and Casino Gaming Magazine. 

Public Gaming Magazine,  Websites Publicgaming.com, PGRIDigitalLibrary.com, CasinoGamingPGRI.comPGRIDirectory.comPGRITALKS.com and Publicgaming.org  and our two annual conferences.

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Our Digital products are the DAILY NEW DIGEST and the weekly electronic newsletter The MORNING REPORT as well asPGRITALKS.com which is a website devoted to increasing the awareness of the worldwide lottery industry's raising funds for good causes.  PGRItalks features video presentations of top level management running lotteries around the world - sharing ideas for sales, marketing, technology, systems, structures for enhancing and increasing the money raised for each lottery's beneficiary.

Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) adds the background, perspective and context who's aim it is to aid public policy makers inraising funds for good causes. 

In Depth interviews and topical analyses: Guidance from industry leaders and analyses from legal and political experts prepare us for the future.   Serious exploration of issues like how gaming operators are adjusting to rapidly changing player lifestyles and game styles and preferences, what’s happening in the public policy, regulatory, and legislative fronts all around the world, trend lines driving our industry, how to penetrate emerging markets and continue to engage mature markets, and much more ... 

Archives and searchable databases on publicgaming.com and pgritalks.com  News and other stories are organized to enable you to quickly locate items by author, topic, and date.

Last but not least, Public Gaming delivers by far the most comprehensive and well-organized on-line general news and information resource in the gaming industry. And this is just the beginning …

In addition to all the above, we truly are on a mission and we appreciate your support. This industry is changing in quite dramatic ways. It is entirely possible that over the next 5 years, the macro-economic structure of the gaming industry will be wholly transformed. Public Policy is being formulated right now that will have profound and long-term implications for our industry and the public. We are referring to issues like monopoly versus free-market competition, free and open borders versus national right to self-determination, international regulatory policy pertaining to Internet and Mobile gaming, and much more. We do not presume to have the answers. We are, however, dedicated to giving a voice to the insights and perspectives of leaders of the industry; and to contribute to the body of knowledge that will hopefully inform and enlighten the shapers of public policy, the leaders of our industry, and the public whom we all serve.  

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