• June 23, 2016

Nathan Associates Principal Economist Alan P. Meister, Ph.D., and academic affiliates Clyde W. Barrow, Ph.D., and David R. Borges published a groundbreaking article in which they conduct a systematic empirical analysis of market saturation in the U.S. casino gaming industry.

The article, “An Empirical Framework for Assessing Market Saturation in the U.S. Casino Industry,” appears in the latest issue of Gaming Law Review and Economics (June 2016, Vol. 20, Issue 5), a leading peer-reviewed journal addressing legal, regulatory, and economic issues in the industry.

In the article, Dr. Meister, Dr. Barrow, and Mr. Borges identify and compare several metrics for measuring market saturation, apply them to markets that have been widely acknowledged as being saturated, and propose them as benchmarks for evaluating saturation in other markets. This analysis provides an approach that can be used to assess existing gaming markets, as well as potential expansions.

To obtain a copy of the article, go to the Gaming Law Review & Economics website or contact Dr. Meister.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Meister has conducted extensive scholarly and consulting research and analysis of the gaming industry, including Indian gaming, commercial casinos, racinos, card rooms, and online gaming.

Dr. Barrow is a Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Borges is Director of Research & Administration for the Public Policy Center at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.


For more information, please contact Alan Meister, Ph.D. at or +1 949-474-4955.

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