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Dover, Delaware USA 19903

Physical address:
32 W. Loockerman Street
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Dover, Delaware USA 19904
Phone: +1 302 730 3793
Fax: +1 302 730 3743

Key Personnel

Frank Fantini - CEO and Publisher
Ashley Diem - Associate Publisher and Executive Editor
Dee Wild-Shyver - Associate Editor and VP of Fantini's Virtual Trade Show
Laura Briggs - Director of Public Policy
Blake Weishaar - Editor
Cindy Konowitz - Business Manager
Hannah Wilmarth - Writer
Dylan Kaplan - Writer and Project Team Member
Stephanie Creech - Administrative and Marketing Assistant

About Fantini Research

Fantini Research is a publishing and research firm focused on providing actionable information to institutional investors and C-level executives in the gaming industry. We do this through a variety of products and services.

Our flagship product is Fantini’s Gaming Report. This comprehensive, data-rich report is distributed five days per week and provides complete coverage of everything that has happened in the global gaming industry that is of interest to gaming investors and executives.

Fantini’s Gaming Report is delivered at three tiers of service: 

  • Basic. This level provides one comprehensive report of the day's events including news items, financial interests, analysts briefings, revenue stats, and more. We cover US and international companies that are publically traded with some private and tribal-owned as well. Casino suppliers, manufacturers and distributors are included as well as iGaming and sports betting.
  • Enhanced. This level provides the Basic report plus: Fantini’s Pre-Market notes which are published before the opening of the NYSE giving you pertinent information that happened since the release of the daily report that could help move a stock price along; Bulletins released as necessary, containing important events throughout the day as well as revenue reports of larger states and jurisdictions; Conference Calls summaries from gaming companies reporting financial matters or when special calls are announced; Frank Fantini's weekly analytical column in advance of its publication to others, and password access to our online archives. The Enhanced level is our most popular service, encompassing more than half of our subscribers.
  • Full. This level includes all the services of Basic and Enhanced, plus proprietary products: EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, Fantini's National Revenue Report, and Fantini's Public Policy Review:
    • EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey is the industry’s leading, and the world’s largest, such survey. It is essential for anyone who wants to know and understand gaming equipment and technology trends and competitive standing among gaming suppliers.
    • Fantini's National Revenue Report is published monthly with compiled, analysis and tracks trends in gaming revenues in every US jurisdiction, as well as providing breakdowns by casino operators and properties.
    • Fantini's Public Policy Review focuses on the important governmental components affecting the gaming industry – legislative, regulatory, legal and more. Published weekly, the PPR presents a detailed update on all three of those components in one convenient, time-saving place.  A key part of the PPR is password access to our legislative tracker that covers all gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress. 

Research and Consulting - Fantini provides proprietary research and market feasibility studies upon request.

Fantini's Gaming Show: A Virtual Trade Show and Newsroom, was created to give gaming companies to display their products in a virtual online e-Booth. All companies, big and small have equal space which can be seen by many pertinent buyers and executives. This is the place to have product demos, photos, and write-ups which can be changed out as often as wanted. It's a great way for suppliers, manufacturers, professional companies, and more in the industry to showcase news about their company.

More information is available at www.FantiniResearch.com or by emailing: Subscriptions@FantiniResearch.com

 

 

Fantini Research Videos and Product Demos

Latest News

FANTINI LAUNCHES CAVALCADE OF INNOVATION

NEWS RELEASE October 22, 2020


In order to display the best new products available to the global gaming industry, Fantini Research has launched the Cavalcade of Innovation sponsored by Ainsworth Game Technology at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/cavalcade-of-innovation.html.

The Cavalcade kicks off with key innovative products by IGT and Ainsworth as recommended by their CEOs in the CEO Insights video series recently launched by Fantini Research.

Products of more companies will be added to the Cavalcade in coming days.

The Cavalcade of Innovation will be a year-round service that features select new products as they are introduced and complements Fantini’s Gaming Show - virtual trade show and newsroom.

“The gaming industry innovates every day of the year, not just during trade shows. As such, we believe this service offered free to gaming equipment and technology companies should be available all year,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

In addition to the Cavalcade of Innovation, Fantini’s Gaming Show site exhibits companies and their products and announces other corporate developments with 24/7/365 availability at https://www.FantinisGamingShow.com.

Companies interested in displaying new products in the Cavalcade of Innovation should contact Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

Anyone interested in exhibiting their company’s range of products and other developments year-round at Fantini’s Gaming Show should contact Dee Wild-Shyver at DWild@FantiniResearch.com.

To see the CEO Insights Videos with leading gaming industry CEOs go to https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html.


ABOUT FANTINI RESEARCH:

Fantini Research is the leading source of daily information and news to institutional investors and C-level executives in the gaming industry. It publishes the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, Fantini’s Public Policy Review, the National Revenue report and co-publishes the EILERS-FANTINI Slot Survey, EILERS-FANTINI Performance Database and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report, as well as performs research services for gaming companies and investors.

More information is available at www.FantiniResearch.com or from Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.




Fantini CEO Insights Videos: GAN and Interblock

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE October 22, 2020

TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE SMURFIT AND CONNELLY

Dermot Smurfit of GAN and John Connelly of Interblock discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in CEO Insights, A Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

In the interviews, Smurfit discusses what investors should know about GAN’s stock and Connelly talks about the increased demand for Interblock’s Stadium product.

Smurfit’s interview: https://youtu.be/71BaJ-sFy48

Connelly’s interview: https://youtu.be/LJRl6uwMkws


Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations.

Videos previously released this week feature Renato Ascoli - Global Gaming of IGT, Mike Rumbolz - Everi, Rick Meitzer - Novomatic America, Lawrence Levy – Ainsworth, Bill Miller – AGA and Elaine Hodgson – Incredible Technologies.


These and others can all be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.

Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini CEO Insights Videos: AGA and Incredible Technologies

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE October 21, 2020

TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE MILLER AND HODGSON

Bill Miller of the American Gaming Association and Elaine Hodgson of Incredible Technologies discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in CEO Insights, A Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

Miller discusses the proliferation of online gaming and sports betting in the US, federal issues the gaming industry is facing and the state of the industry post-COVID. Hodgson also gives an update on post-COVID and discusses product development and Incredible’s expansion in Class II gaming.

Miller’s interview: https://youtu.be/MVudfyGlnBs

Hodgson’s interview: https://youtu.be/u62Zwy1oxAM


Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations.

Videos previously released this week feature Renato Ascoli - Global Gaming of IGT, Mike Rumbolz - Everi, Rick Meitzer - Novomatic America
and Lawrence Levy - Ainsworth.

These and others can all be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.


Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini CEO Insights Videos: Ainsworth and Novomatica Americas

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE: October 20, 2020

TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE LEVY AND MEITZLER

Lawrence Levy, CEO of Ainsworth and Rick Meitzler CEO of Novomatic Americas discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in CEO Insights, A Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

Both Levy and Meitzler discuss the relationship between Ainsworth and Novomatic, current operations post-COVID and product development.

Other topics include Ainsworth’s purchase of MTD Gaming and Meitzler discussing the VLT market.


Levy’s interview: https://youtu.be/cGrLUwjpwuQ

Meitzler’s interview: https://youtu.be/MuYX7yb4RrU



Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations.

All videos from the series can be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.

Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini CEO Insights Videos: Global Gaming and Everi

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE: October 19, 2020


TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE ASCOLI AND RUMBOLZ

Renato Ascoli, CEO of Global Gaming at IGT and Mike Rumbolz, CEO of Everi discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in Fantini CEO Insights, A Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

Updates on IGT and EVRI’s operations post-COVID, the move to cashless and self-service technologies and the latest must-see products are among the topics discussed by Ascoli and Rumbolz.

Ascoli’s interview: https://youtu.be/RFoMbEnPkgY

Rumbolz’s interview: https://youtu.be/5L5JFkiOogk


Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations.

Previously released videos include those with David Lopez of AGS, James Maida of GLI, John Farahi of Monarch Casino, Joe Asher of William Hill US, Tom Reeg of Caesars, Steve Sutherland of Konami, Jay Snowden of Penn National, and Trevor Crocker of Aristocrat.

All videos from the series can be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.

Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini CEO Insights Videos: GLI and AGS

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE: October 16, 2020                              

 

TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE MAIDA AND LOPEZ

James Maida CEO of GLI and David Lopez, CEO of AGS discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in Fantini CEO Insights, A Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders. 

In his interview, Maida discusses the advancement of technologies post-COVID, regulatory acceptance and the globalization of the gaming industry amid sports betting’s proliferation in the US.

Lopez discusses product development, operations in Oklahoma and rumors about the company going private. 

      Maida’s interview: https://youtu.be/q_AwOnMz7JQ

      Lopez’s interviewhttps://youtu.be/76wEbRa8Qbo

Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations.

Previously released videos include those with John Farahi of Monarch Casino,

Joe Asher of William Hill US, Tom Reeg of Caesars, Steve Sutherland of Konami,

Jay Snowden of Penn National, and Trevor Crocker of Aristocrat.

All videos from the series can be viewed at

https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.

Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com  or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini CEO Insights Videos: William Hill US and Monarch Casino

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE: October 15, 2020   

TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE ASHER AND FARAHI

William Hill USA CEO Joe Asher and Monarch Casino CEO John Farahi discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in Fantini CEO Insights, A Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

In his interview, Asher discusses the potential of the US sports betting market as the largest in the world, the Caesars acquisition and the impact of COVID on WMH’s business.

Farahi provides an update on construction in Black Hawk, Colorado, marketing costs and the potential for future growth.

Asher’s interview: https://youtu.be/o0j1HIDKk3Q

Farahi’s interviewhttps://youtu.be/WrQLdd1XD58

Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations.

Already released videos include those with Tom Reeg of Caesars, Steve Sutherland of Konami, Jay Snowden of Penn National and Trevor Crocker of Aristocrat.

All videos can be viewed at

https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.

Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com  or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini CEO Insights Videos: Penn National and Aristocrat

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE:  October 14, 2020            

TODAY’S CEO INSIGHTS FEATURE SNOWDEN, CROKER     

Penn National CEO Jay Snowden and Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker discuss gaming in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in CEO Insights, a Series of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

Acceleration of cashless gaming technology, innovation in marketing and continued product development are among the topics discussed.

Snowden’s interview: https://youtu.be/TRhOSkjxRew

Croker’s interviewhttps://youtu.be/Yhy_ILd7NWk

Two new videos will be posted daily featuring CEOs from a cross-section of gaming industry companies and organizations. Fantini has already released interviews with Caesars CEO Tom Reeg and Konami CEO Steve Sutherland.

All can be viewed at

https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html

The Video Insights are sponsored by IGT.

 Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com  or at +1 302 730 3793.

Fantini Launches CEO Insights

A Series of One-On-One Interviews With the Gaming Industry’s Leaders


NEWS RELEASE: October 13, 2020. At a time of both opportunity and uncertainty, the insights of the gaming industry’s leading CEOs has never been more important to investors and industry stakeholders.

To help investors and stakeholders understand the trends shaping gaming’s future, Fantini Research is launching CEO Insights, a series of one-on-one video interviews.

The series, sponsored by IGT, kicks off Tuesday, October 13 with interviews of Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, America’s largest casino operator, and Steve Sutherland, CEO of leading games and technology provider Konami Gaming.

Among the topics CEOs will discuss are:

• How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the gaming industry.

• The outlook and financial implications of sports betting and online gaming as they proliferate throughout the United States.

• Emerging technologies and their implications.

• Their vision for their companies and the overall industry.

“The insights shared by CEOs has never been more important as gaming stands at the confluence of so much change. That is our motivation in bringing together these leaders to help illuminate the understanding of investors and decision makers,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

Two fresh CEO Insights videos will be posted every day through the end of October at ttps://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html.


Questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.


About Fantini Research:

Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance; and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini Research also performs research services for gaming companies and investors.

For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

FANTINI LAUNCHES NEW GAMING INDICES

Helping You Make Money™


September 23, 2020. Recognizing the dramatic changes in the structure of the gaming industry, Fantini Research has launched a new set of stock indices to measure industry performance.

“These indices are an important tool for investors to track and measure gaming stocks in comparison to the overall market and the dynamics within the gaming industry itself,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

The indices designed by Fantini’s Editor Blake Weishaar have been backdated to January 2, 2018.

In that relatively brief time, the indices show investor enthusiasm over sports betting, which stands at 175.97 points from a base of 100.

The lowest performing of the indices, North American, stands at 100.72 showing that gaming stocks have held up even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated leisure and hospitality stocks this year.

The four indices are:

• Global Top 30 comprised of the 30 largest gaming stocks by market value. Components range from casino operators to gaming suppliers and technology companies to international internet gamers.

• North American is a comprised of 18 companies that represent a cross-section of gaming in the United States and Canada, from casinos to lottery and gaming technology companies and those in online gaming and sports betting.

• Sports betting comprises a dozen leading companies in this emerging sector including operators, platform providers and marketing affiliates.

• Interactive is comprised of 17 companies that, like the other indices, represents a cross section of this sector.

The indices along with a graph that tracks performance historically can be viewed at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/indices-home-page.html.

Fantini Research is the leading source of daily information and news to institutional investors and C-level executives in the gaming industry. It publishes the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, Fantini’s Public Policy Review, the National Revenue Report and co-publishes the EILERS-FANTINI Slot Survey, EILERS-FANTINI Performance Database and the Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report, as well as performs research services for gaming companies and investors.


Contact:
Fantini Research
Ashley Diem, Associate Publisher of Fantini’s Gaming Report
+1-302-730-3793
adiem@fantiniresearch.com



Fantini Publishes LV Taxonomy Report

With COVID-19 canceling events and raising uncertainty about how long it will be for convention and tourism businesses to return to normal, the question of hotel and convention capacity and pending additions to them becomes increasingly important.

Fantini Research has published Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Space Inventory, Forecast - an outlook for hotel and convention capacity in Las Vegas to give you a picture of the market.

To receive a copy of this report contact Subscriptions@FantiniResearch.com.

Fantini Publishes Contactless Gaming - 2 Part Report

Cashless Gaming is Coming Fast to Casinos

The revolution, also called contactless in our COVID-sensitive world, is a front-burner issue for casinos, regulators and investors as various companies introduce products they hope will boost their market share and bottom lines.

Fantini Research writer Hannah Wilmarth has written a two-part series on contactless gaming.

Part One focuses on regulatory status in a sample of key states. Part Two, examines the competing products being rolled out by gaming technology and payment companies.

For information on how you can get copies of this Special Report, call +1 302 730 3793 or email Subscriptions@FantiniResearch.com.

Learn more about Fantini Research at www.FantiniResearch.com

Final Paper in Four-Part Series Moving On: What Gaming Operators and Investors Should Focus on After the Doors Open, is Now Available

July 6, 2020. The Strategy Organization and Fantini Research have published The Business Model of the Future, its final report of the four-part series.

This report focuses on the operating models being transformed by the new normal. Technology will be a big part of this and will affect all casinos, big and small.

The four important things to consider are: Contactless and Cashless; Food & Beverage Automation; How Will Properties Achieve More with  Less Staff? and Academia’s Role in the Business Model of the Future.

To obtain a copy of this edition, or the three previous parts go to https://www.fantiniresearch.com/links/the-strategy-organization-fantini-research-white-paper.html.

Additional information about The Strategy Group can be found at https://thestrategyorg.com/index.html.

Information on Fantini Research is at www.FantiniResearch.com.

Part 3 of White Paper Series: Moving On: What Gaming Operators and Investors Should Focus on After the Doors Open, by The Strategy Organization and Fantini Research, Has Been Published

June 29, 2020. Brick and Mortar Investment Opportunities has been addressed in the third of a four-part continuing series. This week’s edition discusses mergers and acquisitions. Private equity or individual owners could become the next set of buyers over larger public corporations as they can act more quickly and have the ability to close a deal faster.

The paper addresses four important issues for consideration: Opportunity, Likely Candidates for Acquisition, Enter the Non-traditional Investor, and You bought It, Now What?

To obtain a copy of this edition, or the two previous parts go to https://www.fantiniresearch.com/links/the-strategy-organization-fantini-research-white-paper.html.

Part four will be published next Monday, July 6, and will also be available at the above link.

The Strategy Organization and Fantini Research Publish Part 2 of Position Paper Series Examining What Gaming Operators and Investors Should Focus On After The Doors Open

June 22, 2020. The Strategy Organization, a modern gaming and hospitality consulting firm, and Fantini Research, the leading daily provider of actionable information to C-level executives and investment professionals, have combined forces to produce a four-part series of short position papers entitled “Moving On: What Gaming Operators and Investors Should Focus on After the Doors Open.”

Developing an omnichannel strategy that diversifies revenues, serves customers and builds brands through online, sports betting and the social gaming world is explained in Part 2 of the series - "The Importance of Convergence."

Follow the link below for more information and to download each paper as they are published.

https://www.fantiniresearch.com/links/the-strategy-organization-fantini-research-white-paper.html.

The Strategy Organization & Fantini Research announce a series of position papers aimed at assisting senior executives as they lead their businesses into the future

The Strategy Organization, a modern gaming and hospitality consulting firm, and Fantini Research, the leading daily provider of actionable information to C-level executives and investment professionals, have combined forces to produce a four-part series of short position papers entitled “Moving On: What Gaming Operators and Investors Should Focus on After the Doors Open”.

For weeks, the gaming industry headlines have been dominated by stories about safety, sanitation and health protocols, and rightfully so. However, as casino doors open again, other important topics
should start to come into focus.

This series will showcase a selection of critical themes starting with the more immediate subject matter of guest and team member sentiment and moving further out on the time horizon with each
position paper, tackling topics like service automation and mergers and acquisitions.

These are not your typical lengthy and comprehensive, yet seldom read, white papers. Rather they are short bursts of important thought-starters that can help guide busy senior executives’ thinking as they lead their business into the future.

The authors of this series will represent the breadth and depth of The Strategy Organization’s expertise, capabilities and offerings. More about the authors of the Part 1 of the series below:

Kim Virtuoso is an Alliance Partner with The Strategy Organization. She is also Founder and CEO of All In Leadership, and is a recognized practitioner in the fields of leadership coaching and HR consulting.
Prior to her current role, she spent over 15 years in both operational and human resources leadership roles for MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, Ritz Carlton, Palms Casino and Resort,
and Lewis Brisbois Legal Firm.

Rick Fields is an Alliance Partner with The Strategy Organization and has more than 30 years of senior leadership experience in the hospitality and gaming business. He spent the last 15 of those years as SVP of Casino Operations for Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Josh Swissman is a Founding Partner with The Strategy Organization and has a successful track record of developing ambitious strategies based on data-driven insights to elevate profit. With over 20 years
of experience in the gaming industry, he has previously served as CMO for Station Casinos and has held multiple SVP roles within MGM Resorts International.

About The Strategy Organization:

The Strategy Organization, a modern gaming and hospitality consulting firm, specializes in strategies to boost marketing, operations, and innovation horsepower for operators, investors and
owners. Founded by Seth Schorr, Josh Swissman, and Matthew Chilton, the trio brings 75 years of deep-rooted experience in the hospitality and gaming industry, time-tested techniques and passion
for the business. Levels of engagement run the full spectrum, from high level, strategic and advisory work through to laser focused execution in cooperation with property teams.

More information about The Strategy Organization is available at www.thestrategyorg.com or by calling 800-313-1663 or contacting Founder Partner Josh Swissman
at jswissman@thestrategyorg.com.

About Fantini Research:

Fantini Research is the leading publisher of news, data and research aimed at providing actionable information to C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory leaders in the
gaming industry. Publications include the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, Fantini’s Public Policy Review, the National Revenue Report, EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, EILERS-FANTINI Game
Performance Database and the Fifth Third Bank-Fantini Research Distributed Gaming Report. Fantini also provides research and consulting services upon request.

More information about Fantini Research is available at www.fantiniresearch.com or by calling 302-
730-3793 or contacting Founder and CEO Frank Fantini at ffantini@fantiniresearch.com.

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CEO Frank Fantini talks with Roger Gros of GGB Magazine regarding COVID-19 and his take on what's to come.

Listen to the full podcast at https://ggbmagazine.com/section/podcasts/

 
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          Roger Gros                                 Frank Fantini
Publisher, GGB Magazine          CEO, Fantini Research

FANTINI GAN SPONSOR BOSA PROJECTS

FANTINI’S GAMING REPORT©
More Important Than Your Morning Coffee™

FANTINI RESEARCH, GAN - SPORTS BETTING SPONSORS

March 3, 2020 - Fantini Research and GAN are launching two special projects to present the US sports betting industry to investors and gaming executives.

In conjunction with the Betting on Sports America conference being held April 28 - 30, Fantini and GAN will:

• Conduct its Sports Betting Executive One-On-One Video Interview Series in which top executives share their plans and insights.

• Publish Who’s Who in US Sports Betting – the industry’s most complete guide to the companies and trends in this dynamic industry.

“The insights that executives share in our One-On-One series will be highly valuable to investors and all players in the industry. They will be can’t miss viewing,” Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini said.

“GAN has delivered our platform for enabling internet sports betting, as well as casino gaming, since 2013 and launched our first client’s sports betting service on September 1, 2018. Since then, we’ve learned more than any other B2B provider on the nature and true profit potential for sports betting online in America. In partnership with Fantini, we invite casino operators of all sizes to reach out and learn more about how GAN specialists can prepare you for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture your fair share of the internet sports betting and casino gaming opportunity as regulation comes to your state, or launch our unique social casino ‘Simulated Gaming’ to prepare well in advance,” GAN CEO Dermot Smurfit said.

Who’s Who will be a guide that everyone in the industry can use throughout the year and will be updated regularly. Information will be available at www.FantiniResearch.com.

Companies that want to make sure they are included in Who’s Who in US Sports Betting should contact Dylan Kaplan at DKaplan@FantiniResearch.com by March 31.

Companies interested in benefitting by advertising in this unique publication should contact Alex Capitle at ACapitle@FantiniResearch.com by April 10.

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About Fantini Research: Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services for C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis. Fantini’s Public Policy Review is the legal journal of the gaming industry providing news and analysis of legislative, legal and regulatory developments. It is published every Monday and with real-time bulletins as events happen. Other publications include the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report, a monthly compilation and analysis of US gaming revenues and trends; and, in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, which is a monthly report on slot performance. For additional information, call Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at +1 302 730 3793 or email ADiem@FantiniResearch.com.

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Gaming America - Winds of change set to continue for US sports betting, according to Fantini report

A state lottery may finally become legal in Alabama this year, with tribal casino expansion plans offering to support a lottery, according to a Fantini Research report.

The National Legislative Preview, published by industry journal Fantini Research, reports that a $1bn offer from The Poarch Creek would see expansion for its casinos to include Class III gaming, which supports a state lottery.

The plan would promise $350m in projected tax revenue. The state is one of just five currently without a lottery, with legislation failing in the past two years.

The findings of the report also suggest a state-wide referendum is expected to allow casinos, racetracks and sports betting in Georgia, while Northern Virginia could get an additional $155m in tax revenue if legislation passes for a casino.

Sports betting is set to become available in Michigan within the next 12 months, after the state enacted legislation that legalizes sports wagering for both commercial and tribal casinos, which could serve as a model for others to follow.

Federal legislation has also been introduced to pave the way for tribes to offer online sports betting without violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. 

California could be set for change, with hearings set to begin later this month into a state-wide sports betting referendum.

A Horse Racing Integrity Act is being considered, which would create an independent anti-doping authority to oversee a nationwide drug control program for horse racing, with 53% participating in a Reuters survey supporting the move.

Fantini’s review, compiled by its public policy editor Laura Briggs, examines the key issues facing the gaming industry in 2020, with sports betting currently legal in 20 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with another 15 states to launch operations.

Visit the Gaming America website for the original article. http://bit.ly/2RgCYph

FANTINI CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

Fantini Research, the leading daily source of actionable information to institutional investors and C-level executives in the gaming industry, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

What began as a single e-mailed newsletter with six subscribers in January 2000 has grown into a multi-title publishing and research enterprise with a global customer base.

“We are proud of our accomplishments in building our suite of products and services, and we are even more excited about the future as the gaming industry continues to grow and evolve,” founder and CEO Frank Fantini said.

“The proliferation of sports betting, continuing emergence of online gaming, the transformation of regional casinos into experiential entertainment destinations and rapid globalization bode well for the industry’s future.

“Fantini Research will be an integral part of every phase of that evolution giving investors and executives the timely and critical information they need to succeed and prosper,” Fantini said.

Fantini’s flagship publication is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, known as being “More important than your morning coffee.”

Other publications and services:

• Public Policy Review tracking all legislative, regulatory and legal activity in every US state and Congress.

• National Revenue Report that compiles revenues from every US gaming jurisdiction.

• EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, the most comprehensive survey of gaming machine trends and purchasing plans in the industry, co-published with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.

• EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Database, which tracks actual slot game performance, co-published with Eilers & Krejcik.

• Fantini Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report, covering trends in this rapidly emerging industry segment, co-published with Fifth Third Bank.

• Fantini’s Virtual Trade Show, the gaming industry’s only 24/7/365 trade show at

www.fantinisgamingshow.com

• Research services upon request.

• CEO One-On-One series in which gaming’s top leaders share their insights and vision for the future.

More information about Fantini Research is available at www.fantiniresearch.com or from Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at adiem@fantiniresearch.com.

Free trials subscriptions and product samples are available from Alex Capitle at acapitle@fantiniresearch.com. Alex also can arrange interviews with Frank Fantini.

Diem or Capitle also can be reached at 302-730-3793.

 

FANTINI RESEARCH MAKES KEY APPOINTMENTS

DOVER, DE. December 18, 2019 -- Blake Weishaar has been promoted to editor of Fantini’s Gaming Report.

Weishaar had served as acting editor since October and as Writer and Senior Writer in the four previous years.

In his role, Weishaar will be responsible for the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report and the Conference Call Reporting Service.

“Blake has demonstrated the leadership skills we need to take our enterprise to the next level. We look forward to Blake leading our editorial team,” CEO Frank Fantini said.

“It’s an honor to be selected as editor for Fantini and I plan to continue growing our services to investors and to the gaming industry,” Weishaar said.

Weishaar will report to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem.

Additionally, Dylan Kaplan has joined Fantini Research as a writer and special projects specialist. Kaplan comes with several years of experience in marketing and communications for a variety of companies.

The communications graduate of West Virginia University has a master's degree in college athletic administration from Northeastern University.

In his role, Kaplan will contribute to Fantini’s Gaming Report and lead in organizing the publication of special reports and research projects.

He will report to Blake Weishaar.

Fantini Research is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Having started with the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, which has earned the title of being “More important than your morning coffee.”

The company has added a variety of publications and performed a variety of research projects all aimed at serving institutional investors and C-level executives in the gaming industry.

Regularly published publications include Fantini’s Gaming Report, monthly National Revenue Report, weekly Public Policy Review, and co-publishing the monthly EILERS-FANTINI Slot Performance Database, the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey and the monthly and quarterly Fifth Third-Fantini Distributed Gaming Report.

In addition, Fantini conducts Fantini’s Virtual Trade Show, a 24/7/365 online tradeshow serving the gaming industry and suppliers of services and products to the industry. More can be learned about the Virtual Trade Show from Dee Wild-Shyver at DWild@FantiniResearch.com, or at www.FantinisGamingShow.com.

More information about Fantini Research is available from Ashley Diem at +1-302-730-3793, ADiem@FantiniResearch.com, or at www.FantiniResearch.com.

GAMING CEOs: LITTLE SIGN OF RECESSION

The CEOs of the leading suppliers to the casino and gaming industry see little evidence of a recession.

Speaking at the Fantini Research CEO One-On-One interview series at the industry’s G2E trade show, the CEOs continue to see business confidence on the part of casino companies that buy their products and on the part of casino patrons.

The observations by these CEOs is important in that any change in the spending of casino patrons is among the first indicators of change in consumer confidence.

Among the CEOs, Mike Rumbolz of Everi, noted that his payments company sees consumer activity in real time as it provides daily ATM, check cashing and credit check services to casinos and there is no sign of consumer spending slowing down.

Likewise, Harald Neumann of Austrian-based international gaming conglomerate Novomatic noted that, while many European business executives are predicting an economic slowdown, his company is enjoying a strong and growing second half of the year.

So far, prospects of a recession “appear to be more sentiment than reality,” said Neumann, whose company operates in 70 countries.

Those observations and others about the gaming industry and their companies are discussed in quick-to-view videos running at an average of 10 to 12 minutes each, by 21 leading CEOs at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2019-ceo-one-on-ones.html.

The videos are produced by Fantini Research, publisher of the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report that serves executives and investors in the gaming industry. Fantini also publishes the gaming industry’s Public Policy Review and co-publishes proprietary research in the EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Database and the Distributed Gaming Report with Fifth Third Bank.

More information about Fantini Research is available from Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or 302-730-3793, and www.FantiniResearch.com.

FANTINI LAUNCHES G2E COVERAGE

 

Fantini Research has launched its comprehensive coverage of G2E with a special section on the company’s website: https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2019.html

The G2E section is a one-stop destination for all you want and need to know about the gaming industry’s leading trade show.

Every day, all announcements and news releases about G2E from exhibitors will be posted to https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/g2e/g2e-2019-trade-show-exhibitor-news.html

When G2E arrives, Fantini Research will once again provide the show’s most unique and invaluable coverage:

• CEO One-On-One Interviews. Videoed talks lead by Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini. Hear leading CEO’s discuss their outlooks for the gaming industry and for their companies in this prestigious series.

• At-Booth Product Demos. See for yourself the industry-changing products from a wide variety of content and technology providers right from the G2E trade show floor.

• Emerging Companies. Hear the CEOs of young and innovative companies discuss their plans for changing the gaming industry.



This extraordinarily valuable coverage is possible because of the support of sponsors:

• AINSWORTH TECHNOLOGIES: Overall sponsor and presenter of the CEO One-One-One Interviews.

• IGT: Sponsor of both the traditional At-Booth Product Demos and the Emerging Company Demos.

• GAN: Fantini’s Gaming Show sponsor and sponsor of the Fantini Research Blog.

• GAMING LABS: Sponsor of the Convention Calendar page on the Fantini Research website.

• EVERI: Sponsor of Fantini’s coverage of Interactive and Emerging Forms of Gaming at G2E and throughout the year.

• GAMING ARTS: Sponsor of Fantini’s G2E Exhibitor News and Updates.

• GLOBAL PAYMENTS: The Fantini’s Pre-G2E Guide sponsor.


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An open letter to Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, by Frank Fantini

The following is an open letter by Frank Fantini, CEO of Fantini Research and Publisher of Fantini's Gaming Report:   

       

            The report by Union Gaming Analytics might have thrown cold water on plans for a Chicago casino as outlined in recently enacted gaming legislation, but in doing so, the report has opened a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.

            My proposal is for Illinois and Chicago to take the exact opposite approach. Instead of proposing what would amount to a slot barn with little to no likelihood of success, dream big. Go for a world-class integrated resort reflecting Chicago’s status as a world-class city.

            With a reasonable tax rate and assurance of a city monopoly, renown companies like Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts would eagerly compete to build an integrated resort that would be an international tourist attraction.

            Say to them: “Come on. Give us your best shot and whoever proposes a resort  that will be internationally iconic will get the license.”

            That is what Singapore did, and Las Vegas Sands invested $8 billion in building a property that features three high-rise luxury hotel towers supporting a SkyPark that spans all three.

            Marina Bay Sands in Singapore generated more than $3 billion in revenue last year. Think of what half of that would mean for Illinois. And Las Vegas Sands is currently planning a $3 billion expansion.

            In Macau, six casino companies have, and are, investing billions upon billions of dollars, and they’re doing it at approximately a 40 percent gaming tax.

The draw historically has been Asian high rollers who spend huge sums of money gambling. But the trend in Macau today is to build integrated resorts with compelling tourist attractions to appeal to the rapidly growing Chinese middle class and to tourists from throughout the vast Asia-Pacific region from Korea to Japan to Indonesia.

Las Vegas Sands flagship Venetian Macau generated $3.474 billion in revenue last year and it’s five Macau properties combined for $8.529 billion in revenue. No wonder the company, and its five competitors, are pouring in more billions of dollars to build resorts intended to make Macau the top tourist destination in Asia.

Consider Japan. The Big Three casino companies mentioned above all say they are willing to invest $8 billion to $10 billion for one of the three Japanese licenses, and that will be with a 30 percent gaming tax and plenty of restrictions aimed at guarding against problem gambling.

What would the big integrated resort companies be willing to invest in Chicago with the right economics? Maybe not as much as Singapore, Osaka or Macau, but you can bet it would be in the billions of dollars.

Two more things need to be part of this approach to making Chicago an international draw: 1) Escaping the fear about what an integrated resort would do to McCormick Place and 2) Putting the casino in the very best location for its success.

McCormick Place has nothing to fear from an integrated resort. In fact, the resort would make Chicago that much stronger a competitor for conventions.

Consider Las Vegas.  MGM Resorts has been steadily building convention space and is now up to nearly 4 million square feet, with 2 million square feet at Mandalay Bay alone.  Las Vegas Sands Expo Center is 1.7 million square feet.

What impact does this have on the Las Vegas Convention Center? It is investing $860 million on a project that includes adding 600,000 square feet of convention space to its current 2.2 million square feet.

In other words, more first-class convention space will make Chicago a more successful convention city.

Finally, the key to success is not high taxes and fees. It is in Chicago taking advantage of being an international, world-class city, and thereby generating far more economic benefit to the city and state than high taxes that preclude success.

Let the City of Big Shoulders be the City of Big Dreams. And accept no less.

CEOs TO ADDRESS FUTURE OF SPORTS BETTING

May 16, 2019

Four leading CEOs will address the future of sports betting in a special panel discussion at East Coast Gaming Conference on June 13.


The panel, which will be moderated by Fantini Research CEO Frank Fantini, will focus on new products and other innovations that will be key drivers of growth over the next year, and beyond.


Lending their insight will be:
Parikshat Khanna, CG Technology
Moti Malul, NeoGames
Itai Pazner, 888
Mor Weizer, Playtech

The East Coast Gaming Congress is a two-day conference at Harrah’s Atlantic City that has become one of the gaming industry’s most important and thought-provoking events. Other key events will be a CEO Think Tank, seminars on a variety of topics, including a focus by many experts on the hot topic of emerging US sports betting, and keynote address by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Conference details are available at https://EastCoastGamingCongress.com.

Fantini Research is the leading publisher of gaming news, data and research services to C-level executives, institutional investors and professionals such as attorneys serving the gaming industry.

Complimentary trial subscriptions to the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report are available from Alex Capitle at +1-302-730-3793 or at ACapitle@FantiniResearch.com. Further information about Fantini Research is also available at www.FantiniResearch.com.

Historical Horse Racing Examined

January 8, 2019

The phenomenon known as historical horse racing is proliferating in the United States, with the slot-like machines operating in Wyoming, Kentucky and soon Virginia, while proposed in others including Illinois.

Fantini Research outlines this subject in Historical Horse Racing, Examining the Potential of an Emerging Sector of the Gaming Industry, a special report.

This report by Public Policy Editor Laura Briggs describes the games, also called instant racing, and addresses the questions of how the games perform compared to conventional slot machines, where they are already legal and likely to become legal and whether the games are a stop-gap in markets without casinos or an important part of the future of the gaming and horse racing industries.

The $500 report can be purchased by contacting Alex Capitle at 302-730-3793 or ACapitle@FantiniResearch.com.

Additional information about historical horse racing is available from Laura Briggs at LBriggs@FantiniResearch.com.



About Fantini Research: Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services to C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis.

Other publications include:

• Fantini’s Public Policy Review covering legislative, legal and regulatory developments in the gaming industry. Includes access to Fantini’s Legislative Tracking Service, enabling subscribers to track gaming legislation in all 50 states and Congress.

- The monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report.

- The EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey, and the monthly EILERS-FANTINI
Game Performance Report, both in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.

More information about Fantini Research is available from Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at 302-730-3793 or ADiem@FantiniResearch.com and online at https://www.FantiniResearch.com/.

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National Legislative Preview 2019

January 8, 2019

National Legislative Preview published by Fantini Research

Sports betting will be a hot topic in legislative sessions throughout the United States this year with bills expected to pop up in 20 states or more. Of those, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Missouri will be among the first movers.

Nationwide sports betting expansion is one of many potential policy changes discussed in the National Legislative Preview published by Fantini Research, which examines legislative efforts on the various aspects of gaming in all 50 states and Congress.

Other issues occupying legislators will be authorizing online gaming, legalizing casinos in key states such as Georgia and Virginia, expanding casino gaming in big states like Illinois, the proliferation of slot routes, emergence of historical horse racing and authorization of lotteries or potential expansion of lottery offerings.

The National Legislative Preview includes a policy overview and recommendations to policy makers by Michael Pollock, managing director of international consultancy Spectrum Gaming.

The National Legislative Preview kicks off 2019 coverage for Fantini’s Public Policy Review, a comprehensive weekly report on all legislative, regulatory and legal action throughout the United States and Congress that includes real-time reports as important events unfold.

The Public Policy Review also includes a legislative tracker allowing subscribers to focus on specific areas of interest to create their own customized reports.

The National Legislative Preview is available for purchase by calling 302-730-3793 or emailing either Alex Capitle at ACapitle@FantiniResearch.com or Cindy Konowitz at AKonowitz@FantiniResearch.com. For continued public policy coverage, ask for more information or a free trial to Fantini’s Public Policy Review.


About Fantini Research: Fantini Research publishes newsletters and provides research services to C-level executives, institutional investors and legal and regulatory professionals in the global gaming industry. The flagship product is the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report, the industry’s standard source of comprehensive and timely news and analysis.

Other publications:

- The monthly Fantini’s National Revenue Report

- The EILERS-FANTINI Quarterly Slot Survey and the monthly EILERS-FANTINI Game Performance Report, both in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.

For more information about Fantini Research call 302-730-3793 or online at https://www.FantiniResearch.com.

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