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The Analyst

The Analyst

The Analyst is an experienced gaming industry executive who offers insight each week on events and issues affecting the industry. Contact The Analyst at Publisher@GamingToday.com

August fight, hurricanes responsible for big revenue growth in Vegas

August fight, hurricanes responsible for big revenue growth in Vegas

posted on October 03, 2017 by

The Analyst | Nevada’s August gaming revenues as reported by the Nevada Gaming Control Board were materially up pretty much across all the major markets in Nevada, with gross gaming revenues of $989,511,000, up 14.91% over the prior year.

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Policy Committee's job could be challenging

Policy Committee's job could be challenging

posted on September 26, 2017 by

The Analyst | Gov. Brian Sandoval has decided to convene the Gaming Policy Committee to address topics basically around when gaming licensees can do business with parties involved in state-permitted marijuana.

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Will China’s currency controls hurt Vegas?

Will China’s currency controls hurt Vegas?

posted on September 19, 2017 by

The Analyst | Most Americans do not think in terms of being limited on the uses of their own money other than when we use cash above certain levels we may become subject to various currency reporting laws.

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Statistics are like bikinis

Statistics are like bikinis

posted on September 12, 2017 by

The Analyst | “Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is interesting. But what they hide is vital.” While each of us can ascribe our own meaning to such a statement, I am prone to view it as a reminder to consider more than the obvious. 

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Is it skill or gambling? And is it legal?

Is it skill or gambling? And is it legal?

posted on August 29, 2017 by

The Analyst | Casino resorts are really good at getting people through the doors of their properties, but once in they usually do not do a good job of pushing customers to certain gambling games, which are typically put out like buffet dishes.

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