Casino Resort Expansion Assessment, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River

Casino Resort Expansion Assessment, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River

For the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians‘ resort casino in North Carolina, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River, Convergence Strategy Group assessed the feasibility of a large-scale property expansion to strategically position the property for the future.  The $275 million expansion project, which broke ground in October 2022, will build on the success of the resort casino which opened in…

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…

St. Tammany Parish, LA – Community Impact Assessment

St. Tammany Parish, LA – Community Impact Assessment

Convergence Strategy Group was retained by St. Tammany Corporation to conduct a Community Impact Study with regard to the potential development of the Camellia Bay Resort Casino and Marina adjacent to Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell.  Evaluated were the potential range of impacts that the large resort casino project could have on Slidell, the surrounding community and St. Tammany Parish…

City of Richmond, VA: Comprehensive Casino Consulting Services

City of Richmond, VA: Comprehensive Casino Consulting Services

Convergence Strategy Group worked with the City of Richmond’s Department of Economic Development to determine the market potential for a casino resort operation in the city, assess potential community impacts, assist the City’s evaluation panel in their review of RFP bid responses, and to help the City negotiate optimal partnership terms with the development group ultimately selected,…

City of Danville, Virginia: Comprehensive Casino Selection Services

City of Danville, Virginia: Comprehensive Casino Selection Services

Convergence Strategy Group worked with City leadership from the initial consideration of bringing gaming to Danville, through the process of operator selection and final negotiations with its selected operator, Caesars Entertainment. The stated goal of the state legislation was to assist economically distressed communities in Virginia, with Danville named as one of 5 potential casino locations.  In…

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…

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…