In 2014, U.S. commercial casinos’ gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled an unprecedented $37.9 billion, according to UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research. Although the sector broke industry records, it represented an annual growth rate of less than one percent.
For the second year is a row, there was a runaway winner for the top platinum spot in Casino Journal’s annual Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products awards, the honor of which went to SkyWire for its Mobile Connect Suite product line.
There’s little doubt that today’s slot floors are dominated by video slot machines, a product whose inherent technology allows it to be constantly innovative and fresh, qualities that appeal to a large segment of slot playing public.
It’s no great secret that there is a table game revival of sorts occurring within the North American casino marketplace, fueled by the concept’s growing popularity among the Millennials and younger generation resort patrons seeking a more interactive and social wagering experience.
With a surge in server-based gaming, ticket-in/ticket-out (TITO) technology, swipe cards, intelligent kiosks and wireless communications, it seems that the slot floor is on the verge of becoming a completely cash-free environment.
The global casino gaming industry is undergoing an interesting period of transition. Innovation in mobile technology and social media platforms have fueled this online gaming momentum and created lower barriers of entry for new entrants, in what traditionally has been a “brick-and-mortar” sector