Our belief is that what we have done and how we have done it makes us unique in our industry and differentiates us from our peers. Our differentiation is based on our experience, how we operate, deploy our capital and view development opportunities.
The experience we have, which includes being involved in the regional gaming industry since its infancy, has afforded us the ability to be involved in every aspect of the business, including developing, managing, operating and marketing properties. From the corporate level to the property level, we have done it.
We operate our properties by focusing first on building and maintaining a winning culture, without which, strategies and tactics will fail. This means having the right leadership team, and giving them the autonomy to operate, while providing them the resources and support they need to be successful.
The strategic deployment of capital ensures that our balance sheet is set for the long haul. We accomplish this by keeping it simple, and looking for innovative approaches to maximize the impact on improving the guest experience.
Collectively, we have reviewed in excess of 400 opportunities, including greenfield developments and transactions involving existing properties. We have developed a sound process that takes a 360 degree look at each opportunity, from both the near-term and long-term perspectives, guiding us to select which opportunities to pursue.