Paul Doocey was appointed editor of Casino Journal, a BNP Media publication, in 2011. He had previously served as editor of the publication from 2003 to 2006. Paul also served as editorial director of the Gaming Group for Ascend Media and editor of International Gaming & Wagering Business magazine from 2006 to 2008. He had previously worked for IGWB from 1992 to 2000, the last three years as editor of the publication. From 2000 to 2003, Paul was editor-in-chief of Bank Systems & Technology magazine, a CMP publication. He also served various editorial positions at International Council of Shopping Centers and Fairchild Publications. Paul has also had freelance articles appear in Billboard, Unique Homes, Hotel Business and other magazines. Paul is a graduate of Fordham University.
Jerry Carnazzo is the B2B outside sales manager for the Omaha Steaks B2B Division, and he recently took some time to converse about the division’s products and programs for the gaming space with Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey.
The modern gaming industry receives a lot of plaudits when it comes to job creation, and this praise is well deserved. According to research conducted by the American Gaming Association and Oxford Economics, the gaming industry generates 1.7 million jobs and nearly $74 billion in income for these workers and their families, and is expected to create an additional 62,000 well-paying jobs over the next decade.
The 2017 version of the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention promises to be among the best ever, thanks in part to a conference program that includes 70 sessions.
The recently held ICE Totally Gaming tradeshow and conference at the ExCeL in London was a smash success. According to press materials provided by show sponsor Clarion Events, ICE Totally Gaming attracting more than 30,200 attendees, setting a new attendance record.
In an ideal casino world, a slot machine would be a totally self-contained unit; arriving to a property complete and able to successfully operate without any staff interaction or additional connections, products and interfaces.
Technology is helping improve the casino experience in a myriad of ways—fostering better and more constant communication with customers, streamlining cash handling and other processes for increased efficiency and even by providing more access points for the gaming experience, just to name a few.
For obvious reasons, a lot of time and money is spent on customer-facing products within the casino space. After all, these are the devices that initially attract customers and keep them coming through the door and to experience the gaming floor or hospitality venues.