GAMING INDUSTRY

Meister Economic Consulting has extensive experience analyzing the gaming industry. We have conducted economic and financial research and analysis to help gaming operators, suppliers, developers, investors, associations, governments, and regulatory agencies assess business and market opportunities and navigate economic, regulatory, legal, and legislative challenges.

Meister Economic Consulting provides a variety of services to the gaming industry, including:

  • Market assessments

  • Feasibility studies

  • Gaming facility performance assessments

  • Analysis of market entry and competition

  • Public policy analysis

  • Economic and fiscal impact studies to quantify the effects of existing and planned gaming facilities on competitors, surrounding communities, and the economy

  • Evaluations of game performance

  • Skill vs. chance game assessments

  • Survey design, implementation, and data analysis

  • Expert research and analysis in litigation matters, including cases involving claims of alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of good faith and fair dealing, anticompetitive conduct, unfair competition, and tortious interference with current and prospective business

  • Analysis of competition, market power, and harm to competition in antitrust litigation matters

We have conducted research and analysis of all segments of the gaming industry:

  • Indian gaming

  • Commercial casinos

  • Racetrack casinos

  • Lotteries

  • Pari-mutuel wagering

  • Charitable gaming

  • Card rooms

  • Convenience gambling

  • Internet gaming

We have studied the gaming industry at national, state, regional, and local levels and in all 48 states in which it exists. We have analyzed the introduction of planned gaming facilities, as well as the development and operation of existing gaming facilities. This includes the integration and development of non-gaming amenities at gaming facilities. Our experience and expertise transcend the U.S. gaming market, as we also research and analyze international gaming.

In addition to consulting, we regularly conduct independent scholarly research and analysis of the gaming industry, publishing articles and studies, and presenting at academic, professional, and industry conferences. Our consulting and scholarly research and analyses have been relied on by the gaming industry, tribal and non-tribal governments, the investment community, academics, and our competitors.

Our work is regularly cited in trade publications such as Casino Journal, Global Gaming BusinessCasino Enterprise Management, and Indian Gaming; law and economics publications including Gaming Law Review and EconomicsGaming Research & Review JournalIndian Gaming Lawyer, and American Gaming Lawyer; and general media including The Wall Street Journal, USA TodayNew York TimesLos Angeles Times, Washington PostFinancial Times, The Economist, BloombergReutersNational Public RadioIndian Country TodayLas Vegas Review-JournalCNNMSNBCCNBCFox NewsABC News, and Forbes.