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

Will Billy’s ‘vacation’ affect books?

Will Billy’s ‘vacation’ affect books?

posted on August 01, 2017 by

The Analyst | Longtime Las Vegas sports bettor Billy Walters was convicted of insider stock trading activities in April and sentenced to 5 years in prison last month, beginning in October. But what will his departure really mean for Las Vegas sportbooks?

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Memo to regulators: Leave well enough alone

Memo to regulators: Leave well enough alone

posted on July 25, 2017 by

The Analyst | As if driving business is not tough enough in today’s highly regulated globally competitive casino gaming marketplace, the NGCB has decided to cast their eyes on Regulation 25, which basically governs Independent Agents aka Junket Representatives. 

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Roulette rises to top of popularity list

Roulette rises to top of popularity list

posted on July 18, 2017 by

The Analyst | Among the big four of table games (“21,” baccarat, craps and roulette), roulette has usually been the game trailing the group, but recently it has been enjoying a rediscovery by the casino customers.

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Blackjack looking like the 2017 table games leader for Nevada

Blackjack looking like the 2017 table games leader for Nevada

posted on July 11, 2017 by

The Analyst | When analysts do their financial budgets and forecasts they like to study past results and look for trends that will give them some confidence in their assumptions on how much revenue will increase or decrease, adjusting of course for national or global direction.

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Looking deeper into repeal of PASPA

Looking deeper into repeal of PASPA

posted on July 04, 2017 by

The Analyst | Optimism over the Supreme Court potentially overturning PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) is making legal sportsbook operators absolutely salivate at the prospects of seeing offerings go nationwide, and rightly so.

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