The gaming industry faces unique challenges that impact established entities and those contemplating entry in the market. The global market continues to grow rapidly as new markets emerge. Demand and consumer expectations force gaming operations to differentiate themselves from the competition.
To address these challenges and sustain daily operations, gaming owners and operators must interact with many organizations in both the public and private sectors — from investment banks, analysts and commercial lending institutions, to governing bodies and licensing agencies that regulate and monitor their operations.
Complex issues also confront gaming regulators: how to monitor and safeguard enterprises that provide gaming tax revenues and also preserve the integrity of the gaming environment and the reputation of all parties involved. Gaming boards and regulatory commissions require internal control standards and practices, cost effective and equitable tax structures and ongoing analysis of legislative and economic impacts on the industry.
Gaming industry participants and the administrators that regulate them require a wide variety of strategic and financial advisory services, such as those needed in the following situations:
Your organization can benefit from the industry knowledge, global resources and sound discipline of the PwC's Hospitality & Leisure practice. In addition to serving casino developments in mature gaming jurisdictions, such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, our gaming professionals possess considerable experience in dockside and riverboat markets, lotteries, gaming equipment manufacturers, Native American casinos and the pari-mutuel, card club, cruise and charitable casino gaming sub-sectors.
We provide assistance in evaluating operational, market and financial performance through independent analyses, as well as benchmarking and standard industry practices analysis.
Our Hospitality & Leisure practice also includes experienced professionals in the areas of lodging, food and beverage, sports, convention centers, leisure facilities, vacation ownership or tourism. Collaboration with colleagues in Tax, Global Risk Management, Government Services and other PwC professionals provides a broad range of experience to clients in the gaming industry.
Your organization can benefit from the national presence, size and depth of our practice experience in provision of gaming sector services, including:
The financial, strategic and tactical skills of our gaming professionals, combined with the full service resources of a global firm, give us the unique ability to analyze relevant information, solve complex problems and ultimately assist our clients in making sound business decisions.
Our gaming industry specialists have worked on projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, South Africa and the Pacific Rim. Our presence in multiple gaming jurisdictions and familiarity with specific regional regulatory bodies give you the distinct advantage of our global organization. We have a long-term commitment to the gaming industry, and deliver substantial experience for the strategic and financial decisions required by successful gaming companies.