In the June edition of Market Monitor by Manfredi Consulting, the regional results for commercial casinos were posted. The May 2016 calendar compared to May 2015 lost a Friday and Saturday while gaining a Monday and Tuesday. For most regional properties the net effect equates to a 3 percent to 5 percent decline before any other issues. Nationally, data shows a 1.5 percent decline. Casino gaming drivers: employment, income and gas prices are favorable. The 5 percent growth YTD through December for 2015 may be unrealistic for 2016. Our 2016 forecast range is growth of 1 percent to 3 percent. So far, YTD comparison to last year is plus-2 percent. Manfredi principal Vince Manfredi is a marketing executive with more than 30 years experience providing profitable solutions for gaming and hospitality companies. Manfredi has served in senior marketing positions for major gaming corporations.
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