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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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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