The real cost of America's sports betting laws

 Another Super Bowl, another year to ponder the costs of America’s arbitrary sports betting laws and what they cost the brick-and-mortar casino industry. This time around, however, there seems to be some sustainable momentum that could one day bring things to something resembling a logical resolution.  

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Why casinos need to revisit data encryption

For every payout in which a slot machine empties tens of thousands of dollars or for every high roller who wins a seven-figure amount of money playing blackjack or craps, the statistics still overwhelmingly favor casinos. In return, gaming properties proffer glitz, complimentary meals and drinks, and near-constant (by staff) issuance of formalities toward customers. All of it is part of the atmosphere, with a casino for every type of gambler and table for every gambling sophisticate.

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KDC polls for 2015 hospitality & technology trends

Recently, I received an e-mail from Kirvin Doak Communications (KDC), a Nevada-based public relations, marketing and social media firm, regarding hospitality and technology trends that may surface in Las Vegas over the next 12 months. To compile this information, KDC polled its stable of clients, and received responses from Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Vdara Hotel & Spa and The Shops at Crystals. 

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Thinking ahead at G2E

 Walking the floor at this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E), it’s easy to see just how busy the gaming manufacturers have been over the past year.  As always, there was a wealth of new products on display, creating sensory overload as you walked across the show floor.  

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2014 Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

The following photos are from the 2014 Southern Gaming Summit/BingoWorld convention and trade show that took place in Las Vegas Sept. 30-Oct.2.


2015 SGS Review: Konami Gaming

Steve Walther, director, product management-games for Konami Gaming talks about the Hammer Festival and other slot machines the company offered at Southern Gaming Summit for the southern regional market.

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May 2015 Issue of Casino Journal

2015 May

In the May 2015 issue of Casino Journal, read about the future of the casino industry in the Gulf Coast. See what plans Sci Games has for Three Card Poker's 20th anniversary and learn what's trending in casino uniform trends.
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2015 May/June

In this May/June 2015 edition of Slot Manager, discover new slot concepts, game monitor technology, and the latest in slot player guest service. Also, don't miss our feature story on community slots and how they are driving younger consumers to the floor through group play experiences.

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