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Bits and Pieces from Indian Country - August 2008

1 September 2008
Indian gaming is not radically different when it comes to financing; tribal projects are being delayed and scaled back just as with other casino projects. But those that have the financing are pushing forward and opening new casinos or new projects. California, Michigan, Oklahoma and New Mexico are all ... (read more)
 

Quick-takes: The month's trends in a glance - July 2008

1 August 2008
TAKE ONE Gaming in the United States has matured; growth into new markets is slowing as there are fewer new jurisdictions available for expansion and revenues are flat or declining in the face of a challenging economy. We are all feeling the rising price of gasoline, the tightening of the credit market, ... (read more)
 

Bits and Pieces from Indian Country - July 2008

1 August 2008
Indian gaming numbers for 2007 were released by the National Indian Gaming Commission. Indian gaming is still growing, although the growth has slowed to 5 percent. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is twenty years old this year and revenues have grown from $200 million to $26 billion. It isn't likely that ... (read more)
 

Quick-takes: The month's trends in a glance - June 2008

1 July 2008
By now, everyone in the country "gets it" at a personal level. The economy is not improving, and the price of gasoline is pushing its impact deeper and deeper into the rest of the economy and all of our daily lives. Most travel destinations are experiencing a downturn; airlines are desperately trying to ... (read more)
 

Bits and Pieces from Indian Country - June 2008

1 July 2008
As the rest of the gaming industry goes, so goes Indian gaming – or at least in the most mature markets. Customers at Indian casinos are paying more for gasoline along with everyone else. And as important, Indian casinos that need to borrow money, borrow it from the same places and the same people as any other casino. ... (read more)
 

Bits and Pieces from Indian Country - May 2008

1 June 2008
As dismal as gaming news in general may be, Indian gaming, while subject to the same economic pressures and trends, has a couple of very positive stories. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is certainly one of those stories. The tribe, with a newly approved compact, is ramping up its casinos, adding Class III slot machines and Class III table games. ... (read more)
 

Quick-takes: The month's trends in a glance - May 2008

1 June 2008
It is no longer a secret that the economy is in a downturn. Whether we use the word recession or refuse to use it, it is clear that 2008 is not the best of times for business or consumers. Casinos and casino stocks are no exceptions: most jurisdictions are reporting lower gaming revenues, and casinos stocks are down even more than the revenues. ... (read more)
 

Bits and Pieces from Indian Country - April 2008

1 May 2008
Las Vegas, with the aid of the IRS and FBI, is struggling to get a grip on nightclubs. The clubs seem to have created a world of their own. The atmosphere and the activities are edgy, pushing the limits of age, alcohol and drugs to match the edginess of the décor and entertainment. The clubs are ... (read more)
 

Quick-takes: The month's trends in a glance - April 2008

1 May 2008
TAKE ONE Tough times for New Jersey. Some blame the economy, some blame the smoking restrictions, and some blame the slot machines in Pennsylvania. Governor Jon Corzine is tightening his belt and predicting continued declining revenues for Atlantic City. The legislature is taking no chances on the ... (read more)

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Ken Adams
Ken Adams is the principal in the gaming consulting firm, Ken Adams and Associates. Formed in 1990, Ken Adams and Associates specializes in information, analysis, and strategic planning for Indian tribes, casino operations and gaming manufacturers.

Ken spent over 20 years in the hotel-casino industry, prior to founding Ken Adams and Associates. He held the positions of: Director of Casino Operations, Casino Manager, and Keno Department Manager. During this time, he developed numerous innovative marketing and customer development programs and systems for evaluating casino performance. Some of those programs, such as slot clubs and tournaments, have become industry standards.

Ken is also actively involved in gathering and disseminating information that is important to the gaming industry. He is editor and publisher of and the Adams' Report, a monthly newsletter specializing in identifying trends in casino gaming, regulation and manufacturing, the Adams Daily Report, an electronic newsletter that provides electronic links to the key gaming stories of the day, and the Adams Review, a special report distributed by Compton Dancer Consulting that provides editorial commentary on gaming trends.
Ken Adams
Ken Adams is the principal in the gaming consulting firm, Ken Adams and Associates. Formed in 1990, Ken Adams and Associates specializes in information, analysis, and strategic planning for Indian tribes, casino operations and gaming manufacturers.

Ken spent over 20 years in the hotel-casino industry, prior to founding Ken Adams and Associates. He held the positions of: Director of Casino Operations, Casino Manager, and Keno Department Manager. During this time, he developed numerous innovative marketing and customer development programs and systems for evaluating casino performance. Some of those programs, such as slot clubs and tournaments, have become industry standards.

Ken is also actively involved in gathering and disseminating information that is important to the gaming industry. He is editor and publisher of and the Adams' Report, a monthly newsletter specializing in identifying trends in casino gaming, regulation and manufacturing, the Adams Daily Report, an electronic newsletter that provides electronic links to the key gaming stories of the day, and the Adams Review, a special report distributed by Compton Dancer Consulting that provides editorial commentary on gaming trends.