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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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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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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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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A Few of Our Favorite Things . . .

At Convergence Strategy Group, we are a team of lifelong learners.  We are always seeking more information, better ways of doing things, and insights from across the globe.  In the spirit of the holidays, Convergence Strategy Group would like...

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Chinese Gamers – A Commodity Hit by the Trade War?

Following through on campaign promises, Donald Trump started announcing new tariffs on Chinese goods in early 2018, with tit-for-tat additional tariffs announcements on goods from both sides ever since. Both countries have actually experienced some economic growth as a...

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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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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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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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