Reasonable Online Expectations in the Las Vegas Business Press

In this week’s Las Vegas Business Press, I’ve got a piece about how we should be reasonable about our expectations for online gaming: Online or “interactive” gaming is coming to Nevada, likely in weeks, not months.Theres a great deal of uncertainty over what the advent of online poker will mean to Nevada. And, throughout the … Read more

Outside perspectives & casinos in the LVBP

Here’s my latest LVBP column: In my capacity as director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I recently helped to host a group of visiting MBA students from London’s Cass Business School here in Las Vegas. While in town, they heard presentations from strategic development, operations, and marketing … Read more

Looking beyond baccarat in the Las Vegas Business Press

I’ve got a new column in the Las Vegas Business Press today, about the possibly diminishing impact of baccarat: With the recent release by the Gaming Control Board of the December 2011 Gaming Revenue Report, we can understand what happened to Nevadas gaming industry in 2011, and where the state is headed in 2012.Overall, it … Read more

Casino debt levels’ adverse effects in LVBP

My commentary piece on casino debt came out in the Las Vegas Business Press yesterday: Like households, all businesses take on debt as a part of their usual operations. Without borrowing money, it is difficult, if not impossible, to grow. Casinos are no different; for decades, theyve been borrowing money to build, expand and renovate. … Read more

Words of Caution in the LVBP

I’ve got a new column in this week’s Las Vegas Business Press: Nor is this kind of chicanery limited to poker. MF Global was, until last November, a large global financial derivatives dealer, making its money on its traders abilities to correctly speculate on the upward and downward movement of prices for bonds, commodities, and … Read more