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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

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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Explaining dead chips programs

Explaining dead chips programs

posted on March 21, 2017 by

The Analyst | Dead Chips, Rolling Program, Non-Negotiable Chip Program are but a few of the variant names given to a casino incentive program that rewards volume of play in lieu of discounts on losses and other material incentives.

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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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