City of Waukegan, IL – Casino Socioeconomic Impact Assessment

City of Waukegan, IL – Casino Socioeconomic Impact Assessment

In 2022, Convergence Strategy Group was retained by the City of Waukegan, Illinois to evaluate the Illinois Gaming Board’s approved resort casino development for Waukegan, Full House Resorts’ American Place, including its potential social and economic impacts.  CSG independently assessed the visitation and revenue potential for the 2,000-position gaming facility via a drive-time based gravity model for the…

Chicago and Northern Illinois Casino Market Assessments

Chicago and Northern Illinois Casino Market Assessments

Convergence Strategy Group has performed market assessments for multiple potential casino sites in the Northern Illinois market, including the Chicago region.  The competitive casino environment was evaluated in terms of property performance and market share, as well as the impacts of video lottery terminals.  The regional population was evaluated in terms of size, income levels,…

Southern California: Native American Resort Casino

Southern California: Native American Resort Casino

Convergence Strategy Group performed a casino gaming market assessment and hotel market assessment for a confidential Native American Tribe located in Southern California.  The highly competitive environment was assessed in terms of supply and demand for casino gaming as well as facility amenities such as hotel rooms and luxury suites, resort pools, entertainment, food and…

Indoor Waterpark Assessment

Indoor Waterpark Assessment

For a large-scale integrated resort developer, Convergence Strategy Group assessed the potential for an indoor waterpark at a major tourist destination on the East Coast of the United States.  The current and future competitive supply of waterparks was evaluated in terms of facility offerings and existing market demand.  CSG built a custom forecast model to…

New Mexico Racing Commission: Feasibility Study of a 6th Racetrack and Casino License

New Mexico Racing Commission: Feasibility Study of a 6th Racetrack and Casino License

Convergence Strategy Group was engaged by the New Mexico Racing Commission to evaluate the potential net revenues, racing industry impacts, economic impacts, and societal impacts of adding a sixth racino to the state. In all, CSG fairly evaluated the merits of bids from six different operators, each of which proposed a different building program, amenity…

Japan – Integrated Resort Market Assessments

Japan – Integrated Resort Market Assessments

As a sub-consultant to Spectrum Gaming Group, Dr. Fisher has provided market assessments and cash flow forecasts for several major international casino resort operators contemplating integrated resort development across five different sites in Japan.  Dr. Fisher’s scope of work included analyses of various revenue forecasts, as well as sizing and positioning recommendations for the development…

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: Regional Profile and Competitive Assessment

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: Regional Profile and Competitive Assessment

As a sub-consultant to a private global merchant advisory and investing boutique firm, Convergence Strategy Group (CSG) performed an in-depth analysis of the demographic, economic, and competitive environment of a large region containing over 13 million people. Utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) and the latest data available through both public and proprietary sources such as…

Kansas Racetrack Casino Assessment

Kansas Racetrack Casino Assessment

To assist in the drafting of enabling legislation, Dr. Fisher and Ms. Leckert recently performed an in-depth assessment of the potential for re-introducing casino style gaming to racetracks in Kansas. Considering the regional demographics, highly competitive environment, and shifts in consumer and gamer behavior with regard to sporting events, the Convergence Strategy Group team forecasted…

Mixed-Use Development and Artists’ Housing, Shreveport Common

Mixed-Use Development and Artists’ Housing, Shreveport Common

2015 State Planning Award of Excellence for a Process, American Planning Association, Louisiana Chapter During her tenure with TMG Consulting, Ms. Leckert led a team of planners in the performance of a series of analyses to assess and eventually demonstrate the feasibility of developing an area of downtown Shreveport known as “Shreveport Common” into a…