It’s no secret that California has been in a drought situation for the last four years. What may not be as well known is that the state’s tribal gaming industry is also going through a prolonged dry spell when it comes to growing casino revenue.
At CATCO Gaming, love and knowledge of the table games market runs very deep.
That is in large part due to the executives in charge of the company, who have a combined 60 years of experience in all things casino.
Since their introduction, video poker machines have been a gaming floor mainstay in properties of all shapes and sizes—from megaresorts on The Strip to humble slot floors in smaller facilities throughout the nation. These machines—a hybrid of traditional table game poker with cutting-edge slot technology—continue to resonate among a core of loyal consumers, a fact not lost on operators seeking whatever edge they can find in an increasingly competitive gaming environment.
It should come as no surprise that the electronic table games market has exploded onto the scene and continues to gain popularity among players and operators. After all, the devices tick a lot of the boxes for casinos—not only are they convenient for the customer, they also provide huge labor- and cost-savings for the table games pit area.
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) tradeshow and convention is set to take place March 30-April 2 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. As in year’s past, the event will feature keynote addresses, sessions, award banquets, social events and a tradeshow floor replete with the latest products and technological advances for the tribal resort marketplace.
Aristocrat Technologies is in the process of rolling out a new slot machine based on the popular cable television show Sons of Anarchy. The Sons of Anarchy Slot Game features Jax, Gemma, Clay and all of viewers’ favorite characters from FX’s highest-rated series, creatively weaving the show’s storyline into the game and attracting a wide demographic. The game will also feature a number of new mechanics and technologies including Cluster Power, No Limits and Big Symbols, all of which provide a totally new way for a customer to play and win.
To survive and succeed in the highly competitive Oklahoma tribal gaming marketplace, a casino really needs to stand out from the crowd. Read how the Okla. casinos are doing just that. Learn about the branding unification that is to occur between GCA and Multimedia Games. OIGA vendors are gearing up to showcase their latest games, products and systems. Read all this and more in the August 2015 issue of Casino Journal.
The gaming industry is still trying to wrap its collective mind around the record number of manufacturer mega-mergers that have occurred over the past year. A panel of slot operators and vendors attempts to shine some light on the future of the slot machine market. When it comes to slot games on the casino floor, the penny denomination continues to be the primary choice. Read these stories and more in this July/August 2015 issue of Slot Manager.