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

Yelp stronger than 5-star rating companies?

Yelp stronger than 5-star rating companies?

posted on March 14, 2017 by

The Analyst | Luxury resorts love to validate their targeted stature by receiving a four- or preferably five-star rating from one or more of the prestigious travel guide/rating companies. In the pre-technology and pre-social media world those ratings would mean a very serious dollar difference in the rates the resorts could charge their customers.

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Interpreting Nevada's great January gaming win

Interpreting Nevada's great January gaming win

posted on March 07, 2017 by

The Analyst | On the surface the report that Nevada enjoyed a 12.02% increase in gaming revenue for the month of January would give cause for state officials and gaming executives alike to pull out the celebratory bottles of Champagne, but a harder look at the numbers suggests aspirin might just be more appropriate.

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As slot machines evolve so do scammers

As slot machines evolve so do scammers

posted on February 28, 2017 by

The Analyst | With all the changes in technology one would think it would be almost impossible for people to cheat slot machines. Sadly, it just seems that technology has only changed the methods of attack.

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Everything old is new again having impact on the casino industry

Everything old is new again having impact on the casino industry

posted on February 21, 2017 by

The Analyst | The cliché “everything old is new again” is becoming manifest on the casino slot floors. We will start seeing more and more old familiar video games of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s get modified for gambling purposes and start hitting the casino floor for real wagering action.

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Time for Nevada gaming to restack the regulatory deck?

Time for Nevada gaming to restack the regulatory deck?

posted on February 14, 2017 by

The Analyst | Every two years Nevada suffers the mad rush of activity around the state legislature, where the generally well-intended legislators try and rush through laws and budgets in their narrow window between February and June to take care of the needs of Nevada till the next session.

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