Gaming industry analysts Frank Fantini and Todd Eilers have formed a strategic alliance to to create and distribute gaming market research reports. The main focus of the collaboration is a quarterly survey of purchasers of slot machines to gauge slot purchase trends. Previously, Fantini Research was distributing the quarterly survey in collaboration with Roth Capital, a Newport Beach based investment bank. Eilers, a former analyst at Roth, left the firm last year to set up his own independent boutique.
Fantini Research is a publisher of gaming industry news which is read by gaming industry participants as well as investors. Fantini is also a distributor of Spectrumetrix, gaming industry data source produced by Spectrum Gaming Group. Eilers Research provides channel checking and other market research, as well as equity coverage of the equipment and technology providers within the gaming industry.
In the current environment, we are seeing more independents looking for creative ways to collaborate with other independents to increase coverage or the depth of their product offerings.