The Status of the Gaming Industry: A Recap of 2008

The effects of the challenging economic conditions in 2008 on major gaming markets, as well as other significant events and developments impacting these markets, are briefly summarized in this article.
Shannon Okada is a Vice President with HVS Consulting & Valuation and Associate Director of the HVS Gaming Division. Mr. Okada's experience includes appraisals and feasibility studies for existing and proposed hotels, resorts, casinos, and racinos. He holds a Master of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor in Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Hawaii.


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