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Why Advantage Partners Consulting?

Financial Expertise

Between APC and previous experiences, we have worked on a long list of large-scale restructuring, M&A, divestiture, private equity, and greenfield development transactions in the gaming industry, totaling over $10 billion. We also provided quarterly and annual business forecasts, with scenario analysis and stress testing to major gaming operators. We will guide you to higher margins of your current operation and ideal returns on your proposed expansion. APC believes our managing partner, Lawrence Shen, is the only consultant in the gaming industry that holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, a highly-respected distinction in the finance industry worldwide.

Reputable Track Record

We at APC pride ourselves on providing the gaming and hospitality industry with our reputable gravity models for site selection, demand sizing, build optimization and competitive impacts analyses. We have created 60+ dynamic gravity models featuring thousands of scenarios across 40+ markets in the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Caribbean for clients ranging from the largest casino operators in the world to native American tribes straddling multiple states, from 100-year-old world-renowned racetracks to fast-growing VLT and HHR operators, and as well as various financial institutions. Our models have been proven by reality to produce bankable forecasts. The total size of the projects that our analyses impacted well exceed $20 billion.

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Firsthand Experience

APC has pooled together decades of firsthand experience on all frontiers of the gaming and hospitality industry. Besides expertise in finance and advanced analytics, we also benefit from experiences as hotel developers, game designers, advantage players, junket reps, and business strategy executives. We have visited 500+ gaming facilities worldwide, including tribal casinos, commercial casinos, racetracks, card rooms, route operators, and mega resorts. Plus, we proudly provide services in five languages - English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and French.

Unparalleled Analytical Edge

Besides decades of experience working in finance and strategy for the gaming and hospitality industry, our advanced degrees in math and computer science equip APC with an unparalleled advantage in the era of big data. We are able to analyze diverse tasks, pinpoint the cruxes, and deliver solutions using the most advanced analytical tools, such as machine learning and AI. Past tasks include selecting the most profitable slot placement plan on the gaming floor, and optimizing shuttle schedules and designing a successful nationwide charter flight program to destination markets. Whether it requires Excel, VBA, Google API, SQL, Python, C, or Matlab, we promise to deliver.

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