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

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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Questions and answers on those Dead Chips

Questions and answers on those Dead Chips

posted on April 11, 2017 by

The Analyst | Perhaps reflective of the increased competition for Baccarat, I received an unexpected number of phone calls and emails regarding a recent article that broadly explained a marketing program known under a variety of names such as Dead Chips.

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Blackjack might be dethroning baccarat in Vegas gaming revenue

Blackjack might be dethroning baccarat in Vegas gaming revenue

posted on April 04, 2017 by

The Analyst | The common analysis of Nevada’s 4.48% decrease in gaming revenue was mostly attributable to February of 2016 having 29 days in it verses February of 2017 having 28 days. However, the real story seems to be the continuing erosion of baccarat play compared to continuing growth in blackjack and roulette.

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Who will buy CG Technology?

Who will buy CG Technology?

posted on March 28, 2017 by

The Analyst | CG Technology (CGT) and its sportsbook operations has been the subject of numerous rumors and speculations about being up for auction by its majority owner Howard Lutnick, with suggested opening bids ranging from $15 million to $50 million.

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