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The Casino Pioneer Poised For A Comeback In Las Vegas And Beyond

My latest Forbes post looks at why the influence of Bill Harrah might be making a comeback: William Fisk Harrah came into the gambling business in 1933. Having left UCLA before completing an engineering degree, he bought a bingo operation his father had been running in Venice Beach. Harrah the younger already had firm ideas …

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Las Vegas Casinos Are Worried The Worst Is Yet To Come | Forbes

My latest Forbes post examines the significance of Nevada’s third quarter gaming results. Fascinating stuff, to be sure: The September disappointment caps a challenging quarter during which net gaming win decreased by over seven percent. Considering that, in their second quarter conference calls, casino executives were apologetic over a quarter that actually saw a nearly …

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The Las Vegas Insider Meetup Where Casinos Find The Future | Forbes

In Forbes, I just tried to explain the phenomenon that is G2E: “The show,” as the true insiders call it, is divided into two parts. “Education” is a 12-track series of panels, seminars, and keynotes on topics ranging from gaming leadership and career development to non-gaming growth opportunities in esports (one of several new 2018 …

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Inside The Las Vegas Strip’s Overnight Ultra-Luxe Changeover | Forbes

My latest for Forbes.com describes a very hectic night in Las Vegas: The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas opened in December 2009, bringing a different kind of non-gaming luxury to the Strip. When it was sold earlier this year to Andrew and Peggy Cherng and Tiffany Lam, the property’s management shifted to Hilton, owners of the …

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