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15 LESSONS LEARNED

Every once in a while, one of my clients or colleagues tells me that I should write a book on my adventures in gaming. I…

OUR STRONG G&L COMMUNITY

Milestones are great times to celebrate and to reminisce. I can’t believe it was five years ago that I wrote my first article for G&L…

YOUR ANNUAL REVIEW CHECKLIST

Preparing for an annual financial review may be easier with a checklist to help you focus on important matters. With that in mind, here is…

NATIONAL GAMING RESULTS UPDATE

If Apr-16 was Easy Y:Y Comparison, May-16 was Opposite. While Apr-16 has a significant calendar advantage to Apr-15 by gaining a Friday and Saturday. As…

GAMING INDUSTRY: 15 YEARS OF CHANGE

Gaming today is more widespread, more diverse and more popular than ever before, and much of that expansion and growth is attributable to industry developments…

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

With the latest round of quarterly financial reports, it appears the Macau, China gaming market is showing signs of potential stabilization. The pace of annual…

THE LAS VEGAS STORY, IN NUMBERS

THE LAS VEGAS STORY, IN NUMBERS Happy summer of 2016! It has been 85 years since Nevada legalized gaming, and at that time it was…

THE REVERIE SAIGON – NOUVEAU CHIC

THE REVERIE SAIGON – NOUVEAU CHIC The first quarter of 2016 had me hopping around a half-dozen SE Asia countries, with stops in Thailand, Cambodia,…

FEAR FUELS CYBER SECURITY

FEAR FUELS CYBER SECURITY Cyber-attacks, breaches and fraud continue to fuel a fear within the market place that is leading to costs that your business…

EMPLOYEE TRAINING – EXPENSE OR INVESTMENT?

EMPLOYEE TRAINING –EXPENSE OR INVESTMENT? The value of an ongoing training program for a casino’s employees has become even more important in this time of…

SOCIAL SECURITY LOOPHOLES TAKE A HIT

SOCIAL SECURITY LOOPHOLES TAKE A HIT New changes to Social Security rules close off two popular loopholes. Will they affect your benefits? As part of…

Gaming Industry: Performance Review

By the mid-point of 2016, many of the gaming industry trends witnessed in 2015 are continuing. In Macau, declines in revenues and gaming volume present…

The In’s & Out’s of Slot Audit

The In’s & Out’s of Slot Audit Far away, in the backend of the casino, through a maze of brightly lit cubicles, there is a desk. Haphazardly…

Setting Your Battlegrounds, Part One

Setting Your Battlegrounds, Part One Many casinos are in very competitive markets. Given the lack of top-line growth around the U.S., the casinos are constantly striving to gain more…

Casino Outlook 2015 SE Asia

CASINO OUTLOOK 2015 SE ASIA: PHILIPPINES, VIETNAM, MYANMAR, CAMBODIA In recent years, there has been much written about Asian gaming in Macau and Singapore. The focus…