Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 6, 2003

Gaming & Gaming Equipment: Mark Falcone – Deutsche Bank Securities Inc

MARC J. FALCONE is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries. The group's universe includes more than 60 companies covering both large and small cap gaming and lodging companies, as well as a variety of leisure and land-based entertainment companies. Mr. Falcone is a contributor to several major industry publications and has also appeared on CNBC and CNN and has been quoted in several major newspapers, magazines, and financial publications worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes and BusinessWeek. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Falcone worked for five years at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries, where the platform earned the number one Institutional Investor ranking for four consecutive years. Prior to Bear Stearns, Mr. Falcone served as the Associate Director for a multimillion-dollar development project for the 1996 Summer Olympics, and was formerly part of a management team that oversaw the redevelopment and operation of a beachfront resort in Southern Florida. Mr. Falcone holds an undergraduate degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Profile
TWST: I know that the gaming convention just finished in Las Vegas. What

were the highlights?

Mr. Falcone: The overall tone of business across the gaming sector was

positive in almost all