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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

A historic Vegas whale, Khashoggi, passes away

A historic Vegas whale, Khashoggi, passes away

posted on June 13, 2017 by

The Analyst | From time to time Las Vegas turns the lights off for a short while to honor the passing of either entertainers or casino moguls who had made major contributions to the city. 

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Latest plague taking over Vegas: Complain to Comps

Latest plague taking over Vegas: Complain to Comps

posted on June 06, 2017 by

The Analyst | Whine and Dine, please permit a slight twist on the old “wine and dine” cliché, but there is an interesting customer evolution going on in the destination gaming resort industry that ultimately rewards customers for bad behavior.

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No betting at new stadium? Good luck stopping it!

No betting at new stadium? Good luck stopping it!

posted on May 30, 2017 by

The Analyst | It was amusing to read gaming is going to be prohibited at the new Raider stadium. Other than through the enactment of a lot of special laws and regulations the only way the new football stadium would have qualified for legal licensed gaming was if there was a qualifying sized hotel resort physically linked to it.

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Jobs, taxes rule, help spread legal gaming

Jobs, taxes rule, help spread legal gaming

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Recently a reader wrote: “I would like to see you do an article regarding government protections of the U.S. gaming industry particularly how legislation such as UIGEA has prevented foreign businesses and Americans from engaging in competitive gaming commerce.”

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Gaming battle in Japan pits Pachinko, Pachislots vs. slot machines

Gaming battle in Japan pits Pachinko, Pachislots vs. slot machines

posted on May 16, 2017 by

The Analyst | As the day gets closer to when the Japanese government finalizes regulations surrounding their adoption of casino gaming, the continued hype and speculation about what it will really mean for Japan is enough to make one wonder if anyone has a proper perspective.

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