• May 18, 2017

Principal Economist Alan P. Meister, Ph.D. recently presented at three key gaming industry conferences. On May 2, 2017, Dr. Meister provided a tribal gaming economic update at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi. On May 8, 2017, he discussed the economic outlook for Indian gaming at Native Nation Events’ 10th Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference. Dr. Meister also presented “A Comparative Economic Assessment of Indian Gaming & Commercial Gaming in the U.S.” at the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Spring 2017 Conference in Miami, Florida. In all three presentations, he included results from his latest published research study, the 2017 Edition of the Indian Gaming Industry Report. All three presentations highlighted the continuing growth of Indian gaming, which outpaced the growth of other casino gaming segments as well as the general economy.

For over 17 years, Dr. Meister has conducted extensive research and analysis of the gaming industry, including Indian gaming. His research and analyses have been relied on in matters before the U.S. Department of the Interior, United States Supreme Court, and the World Trade Organization. He was also commissioned by the National Indian Gaming Commission to independently analyze the economic effects of proposed changes in Indian gaming regulations. Dr. Meister’s work is frequently cited in the media, and his studies are a trusted resource for government and regulatory agencies, investors, and the gaming industry itself, as well as associated industries. In 2014, Dr. Meister’s annual Indian Gaming Industry Report was also cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.


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

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