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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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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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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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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Traffic Patterns and their Impact on Project Success

As real estate professionals have repeated for years, “location, location, location”.  When our clients begin the process of planning large and small-scale development projects, the location is generally a given.  A parcel may already be owned, and our client...

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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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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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