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Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the Union Gaming Analytics (UGA) Index of Gaming Operators. We would like to remind readers that on Jan. 1, 2014, we made several modifications to the Union Gaming Analytics Index of Gaming Operators. The changes include a modification in how the index is...

After reporting a decline in the first month of the year, the AGEM index rebounded in February 2014. By the close of the second month of the year, the index reported a composite score of 193.14, which was up 9.29 points (+5.1 percent) from January 2014. Compared with a year ago, the AGEM index is up...

Indian Gaming 2014, the annual trade show and convention presented by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), will be May 11 through 14 at the San Diego Convention Center. The 29th annual trade show is expected to be the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino industry executives...

Companies that pursue development, management and joint-venture opportunities with Indian tribes and tribal business organizations must understand and clearly delineate the impact of tribal sovereign immunity on their relationships. This article will briefly summarize the doctrine of tribal sovereign...

In the world of property, the rights associated with ownership have long been explained by the “bundle of sticks” analogy where each property right is one stick, and the more sticks you have, the stronger your claim. For example, for First Nations, ownership rights of the land extend far beyond...

New table games and gear products for April 2014 include GPI—4C-UV.

The new community style and progressives games for April 2014 include Ainsworth—Rampaging Rhino™, Cadillac Jack—Win With Diamonds™, IGT—Jeopardy! Video Slots and WMS—Star Trek Starship Enterprise™.

This month's new Class III slots include Ainsworth—Fortune Queen®, American Gaming Systems—Feed the Bears™, Aristocrat—Quick Fire Jackpots™, Aruze Gaming—ULTRA STACK LUCKY FISH™, Bally Technologies— ZZ Top Live from Texas™, Cadillac Jack—Warrior Queen™, Casino Technology—GAMOPOLIS 23 MULTISKIN™, GTECH—Bejeweled®, IGT—Prowling Panther™, Incredible Technologies—Medieval Gold™, Konami Gaming, Inc.—Flying Fortune™, Multimedia Games—First Class™, Nova Technologies—ALTAZAR™, and WMS—Reel ‘Em In! Catch the Big One™ 2 Theme.

This month's new Class II games include Bally Technologies—Diamond Hot Shot Progressive™, Multimedia Games—Agent 777™, Rocket Gaming Systems—Car Wash™, and WMS—Double Money Burst™ Great Owl®.

In an age where discretionary spending is circumspect, gaming markets are becoming saturated and the casino’s core customer is aging out, competition for the customers’ dollar has become a central focus of property development. Today’s challenge is not simply to build it bigger, faster and better than the...