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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

Abstract numbers tell story of Vegas visitors

Abstract numbers tell story of Vegas visitors

posted on January 16, 2018 by

The Analyst | Every year all Nevada casinos submit something known as a standardized financial statement to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The report is prepared for the same time period as Nevada’s fiscal year.

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Year of the Dog brings optimism

Year of the Dog brings optimism

posted on January 09, 2018 by

The Analyst | This year Chinese New Year lands on Feb. 16 with celebrations starting on its eve, the 15th. Given the economies of both Asia and the United States, there is more reason for optimism than pessimism that both Macau and Las Vegas stand to do very well for this particular New Year’s celebration.

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Handle sounds simple, but there are many elements to factor

Handle sounds simple, but there are many elements to factor

posted on January 02, 2018 by

The Analyst | In gaming the notion of handle is to estimate the volume of business on a particular game. It sounds simple but there are a lot of elements that factor into determining handle.

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A few predictions on Nevada’s gaming industry for 2018

A few predictions on Nevada’s gaming industry for 2018

posted on December 26, 2017 by

The Analyst | As 2017 comes to a close it’s time to dust off the proverbial “crystal ball,” study the “astrology charts” and consult the “feng shui” guides to boldly make a few predictions on Nevada’s gaming industry for 2018.

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Advice on picking next NGCB Chairman

Advice on picking next NGCB Chairman

posted on December 19, 2017 by

The Analyst | As was reported last week, the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board has tendered his resignation to be effective the end of this week. This has created an interesting test for Gov. Brian Sandoval as he enters his final year in office. 

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