VIDEO: Suzanne Leckert debates sports books at stadiums on “Chicago Tonight”

Convergence Strategy Group's Managing Partner, Suzanne Leckert, was featured on WTTW's popular program "Chicago Tonight" to debate the City of Chicago's proposal to allow sports books near the city's five sports stadiums.  The ordinance allows for large-scale entertainment and...

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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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NFL – Now would be an oxymoronic time to be trying to ask for a sports betting Integrity Fee

I need to preface this by saying I’m a Saints fan who was in the Superdome when their season came to an abrupt end, so I’m particularly bitter about the NFL right now, as are many sports fans along...

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Sports Betting Success Indicators: Consumer Behaviors

Fresh off the heels of some great discussions on sports betting over the weekend, I’ve put together a few quick graphics that shed some light on the potential for the legalized sports betting market.  Utilizing proprietary consumer behavior data,...

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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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The Path Toward Sports Betting for Native American Tribes

If you read the news, it appears that the entire United States gaming industry is obsessed with sports betting.  Hungry for new product offerings and approaches, operators see the potential that sports betting has to produce new revenue streams. ...

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Opportunities in Sports Betting: Part 2

We live in an age where data are abundant.  This abundance allows analysts such as me the ability to delve deeper than ever before into markets, and to more fully understand their potential.  With the spread of sports betting...

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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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