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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

Strong growth in table games for June; sportsbook patent wars are coming

Strong growth in table games for June; sportsbook patent wars are coming

posted on August 07, 2018 by

The Analyst | June is traditionally one of the weaker gaming months for Nevada, so it did surprise some that the state’s June gaming revenues were so high and showed strong growth in table games over slots. 

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Japan allowing three operators will create competitive 'horse race'

Japan allowing three operators will create competitive 'horse race'

posted on July 31, 2018 by

The Analyst | As has been flooded in casino and general business news, Japan has approved laws permitting up to three integrated casino resorts. While this is not new news, I am wondering if the laws of mathematics have recently changed.

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A peek at the future of sports wagering; Japan reaches an exciting level

A peek at the future of sports wagering; Japan reaches an exciting level

posted on July 24, 2018 by

The Analyst | As more states continue to add sports wagering to their legalized gaming options, old dinosaurs such as myself find their phones ringing with calls from a range of regulators, legislators, inventors and speculators trying to understand sports wagering will look like in their respective areas.

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How can +12% growth disappoint?

How can +12% growth disappoint?

posted on July 17, 2018 by

The Analyst | Over the last few weeks there have been stories popping up about how many analysts were disappointed Macau’s gaming revenues only grew 12 percent and how trade wars with the United States might have an impact on the region’s gaming revenues. 

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NGCB asking for input; but will they listen?

NGCB asking for input; but will they listen?

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The Analyst | Sportsbooks have always been a challenge for regulators – lines made based on opinions; movements made based on recent and expected action and/or changes in team/player information; diverse lines between books – no simple basic math for the reviewing regulators to rely on, so confusing for the inexperienced.

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