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AEG Acquires Bounce Event Marketing

Anschutz Entertainment Group announced this week that it has acquired Bounce Event Marketing, one of the foremost live event marketing organizations.

GRI To Manage House of Blues Hotel In Chicago

Gemstone Resorts International, LLC, a leading resort and hotel management company, today announced that it has signed a contract to manage the 367-room House of Blues hotel in downtown Chicago, Ill.

Compass Facility Management Forms New Division

Compass Facility Management President Steve Peters has announced the formation of Compass Events, to focus on the creation of successful events at all Compass-managed facilities.

Harrah's Buying Casino Magic, Leucadia Buys Into Hard Rock

Harrah's Entertainment is acquiring more land on the storm-ravaged Mississippi coast and plans to sell two riverboats in Louisiana.

Pinnacle Increases Aztar Offer To $1.65B

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. raised its offer in the bidding war for Phoenix-based casino operator Aztar Corp. to $1.65 billion in cash Wednesday, locking in the second-highest bid and retaining its right to trump other offers.

American Idol contestants (AP Photo)
Fox, Affiliates To Share Money From VOD

Fox has reached a deal with its affiliated TV stations to share revenues from video-on-demand, the Web and other non-traditional ways of distributing hit Fox shows like "American Idol."

Shareholder Opposes Offer For Riviera

A major shareholder of casino operator Riviera Holdings Corp. said an offer to sell the company for $17 a share was too low and it would vote against the deal.

'Scary Movie 4' Opens With $41 Million

Bob and Harvey Weinstein returned to the box-office lead as "Scary Movie 4" debuted with $41 million, the first No. 1 opening for the new company founded by the former Miramax bosses.

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