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

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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Selfies, 360 videos and iconic Vegas images

Selfies, 360 videos and iconic Vegas images

posted on May 09, 2017 by

The Analyst | There is a trend in the Resort Industry to design properties to be selfie friendly. The goal is simple enough, provide selfie-friendly areas on the property where a guest can take iconic selfies and then upload them into the world of social media.

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Social aggregation locations all the rage in Vegas

Social aggregation locations all the rage in Vegas

posted on May 02, 2017 by

The Analyst | During recent first quarter earnings calls Las Vegas Sands, Wynn and MGM all extolled how well their respective domestic and international operations were doing. Sheldon Adelson of LV Sands particularly remarked about how his Las Vegas property’s results were similar to those of 2008. 

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Could skill-based games use 'shills'?

Could skill-based games use 'shills'?

posted on April 25, 2017 by

The Analyst | There are three interesting problems emerging for the world of skill-based gaming: 1) Original Games, 2) Teaching customers how to play and 3) How to assure there is someone to play with.

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Changes to the industry shifts the money around in the casino

Changes to the industry shifts the money around in the casino

posted on April 18, 2017 by

The Analyst | Over the years how gaming resort properties have made money has evolved and will continue to evolve, sometimes leading to changes in customer behavior and sometimes reacting to changes in customer behavior.

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