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PODCAST: How it all happened in Danville, Virginia

When the State of Virginia legalized casinos for five economically distressed cities last year, Danville was the only city that went through a request for proposal process to find a developer for a casino in that town. The city...

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City of Danville, Virginia Selects Caesars Entertainment

The City of Danville, Virginia has selected and is in negotiations with its preferred casino gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment. We applaud the leadership and hard work of Danville’s Mayor, City Council, City Manager, previous and Interim Directors of Economic...

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G2E Presentation: Demographic and Psychographic Analytics

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Convergence Strategy Group Managing Partner Suzanne Leckert and Tribal Gaming Services' Joseph Witterschein led a discussion on Understanding Your Customers Through Demographic and Psychographic Analytics at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

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Illinois – New Gaming Opportunities for Everyone (to Get Cannibalized?)

Earlier this month, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that paves the way for a major expansion of gaming in the state. Slots at racetracks and airports, new casinos in six new cities (including Chicago), as well as sports...

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Progress Toward Integrated Resorts in Japan

Just returned from yet another Japan Gaming Congress. Things seem to have progressed somewhat slowly since last year’s Congress, but as compared to last year when prognosticators were all over the board as to when Integrated Resorts would ultimately...

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Online Elephant in the Room

By: Suzanne P. Leckert, AICP Excerpts from article published in iGaming Business North America Since my last article for iGB North America in August 2018, sports betting fervor in the United States has only increased. To date, 32 states (probably more...

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Reflections on Our First Year in Business

Nothing can truly prepare you for some of life’s major milestones.  First job, first house, first child, first start-up . . .  At Convergence Strategy Group, we are celebrating one year in business and I’m taking a moment to...

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On-Site or Online Sports Betting?

I had the honor recently to speak at the Spring Conference of the International Masters of Gaming Law held in New Orleans.  The conference included two full days of thought-provoking and informative discussions of the most pressing legal issues...

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