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The Impact of Seller Financing Upon Hotel Values

Seller financing is becoming more prevalent in hotel real estate transactions. This analysis outlines contemporary thinking on seller financing while illustrating its impact on value in a hypothetical case study.

Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2010

The impact of the downturn in the national and worldwide economies, and the resulting decrease in consumer consumption, was strongly felt by the Las Vegas gaming-tourism industry in 2009. Has the bottom been reached?

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.

Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2009

The downturn in the national and worldwide economies, and the resulting decrease in consumer consumption, has reduced visitation to the Las Vegas market in 2008 to levels not seen since 2004.

The Southern California Resort Market - Still Sunny

Destination resorts in Southern California continue to attract leisure and group demand.

The Impact of Gaming Tax Rates on Casino and Racino Development and Operations

Taxation of gaming enterprises should take into consideration marketwide factors and dynamics rather than simply comparing the different gaming tax rates between jurisdictions.

New York Racinos: Casinos of Convenience

This paper considers the performance and relative competitive positioning of the eight current New York racinos, the initial impact the addition of VLT gaming has had upon host racetracks, and implications for further study.

Forecasting Market-wide Gaming Revenue (Win) for the Macau Special Administrative Region

Forecasting gaming revenue for the Macau SAR over the next five to seven years will be particularly challenging primarily due to the current extraordinarily high win per unit per day (WPUPD) and the unprecedented anticipated growth in supply.

The Status of the Gaming Industry: a Recap of 2004

Retrospectively, 2004 was a banner year for the gaming industry, highlighted by revenue spikes, major consolidation, and significant expansion (both domestically and internationally).

Expanding Your Casino with a Hotel: Moving From Playing To Staying

As a means of expanding their businesses and diversifying their investments, casino owners and operators are now exploring complementary developments such as hotels, golf courses, retail malls, and entertainment venues.