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No New Casinos in the Philippines???

This past Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fired the board and management of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation because he was unhappy with the lack of a public bid process and the resulting license terms for the Landing International casino...

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Niche Gaming in Europe

I’ve just returned from two weeks in Germany and Austria, having been wowed by the gaming product I saw there.  Encumbered by tax rates that would be considered high by non-European standards, a successful gaming industry has nevertheless been developed. ...

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Who We Are and What We’re All About

While Convergence Stategy Group is new firm, Dr. Scott Fisher and I have been active in the development, casino gaming, economics, and planning sectors for more than two decades.  Recently, we were fortunate to sit down with Roger Gros...

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Supporting Causes We Believe In: Edible Schoolyard NOLA

For the past 2 years, I’ve had the honor of working with the Edible Schoolyard NOLA and their Edible Evening Fundraiser.  Edible Schoolyard NOLA was founded in 2006 and “changes the way children eat, learn, and live at five...

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Now What? Mapping the Opportunities in Sports Betting

On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for States to permit betting on sporting events.  While a lot of excitement abounds from those in the gaming, sports, leisure and investment communities, it is important to...

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Integrated Resorts in Japan: When, Where, and How Much?

The Japan Gaming Congress packed the conference room at the Conrad Tokyo this week with more than 500 attendees, many of which showed enthusiasm that the Diet will pass the Integrated Resort gaming bill in June. If this happens...

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Coming Full-Circle: Japan Gaming Congress 2018

Japan Gaming Congress starts next week in Tokyo, coinciding with a busy legislative season (ending June 20) that is tackling several issues relating to Integrated Resorts (“IRs”). On April 27 a consensus was reached between the ruling coalition of...

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