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Brendan Bussmann

Partner and Director of Government Affairs, Global Market Advisors

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Brendan Bussmann

In today’s special GGB News report, Brendan Bussman, the director of government affairs for Global Market Advisors, describes the way Macau dealt with the advance of coronavirus by closing and then reopening its casinos. He also talks about how other Asian countries have made decisions regarding closing their own casinos in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and other jurisdictions. Are there lessons to be learned on other countries? Since Macau reopened its casinos, revenues have barely recovered, dropping 80 percent from the figures posted in March 2019. What does this mean for the possible reopening of the U.S. industry? Bussman spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros on March 31 at the GGB offices in Las Vegas.

Roger Gros
Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.