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Gaming win statistics a roller-coaster ride in Southern Nevada

Anyone who has studied the numbers regularly knows that the gaming win statistics for Southern Nevada’s geographic regions are extremely volatile. One month, an area may be up by double-digit percentages. The next, it could be down by double-digit percentages. Then, maybe the next month, it levels off, only to climb high, then drop low, just like the Desperado coaster at Primm, a personal favorite.

Move to take Amaya Gaming private may be a losing hand

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov knows how to make financial headlines. The Montreal-based business spent $4.9 billion to acquire the parent company of PokerStars in 2014. A year later, Amaya, already publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, gained listing on the Nasdaq to open itself up to U.S. investors.