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.
Global Gaming Expo is upon us once again, and the gaming machine community is busily working away at new games, improved cabinets, systems upgrades and support products to make the slot gaming experience more enjoyable for players and more profitable for operators.
It's Global Gaming Expo time again and, despite the fact I have been to 20 or so combined World Gaming Congresses and G2Es, I still find myself genuinely excited about the event. Here's hoping it'll be the smart, brassy and hectic happening it always seems to be.
The holy grail for any company is to be constantly operating at peak efficiency, a goal that few meet on any kind of consistent basis. However, there is a special product or service that can help one aspect of the business perform more efficiently, saving noticeable dollars on the bottom line.
GameChangers Marketing Awards recognize innovative marketing-oriented products and services for their real-world impact. Participants in the contest were asked to submit their entries in a case-study format that showcased the results they have generated for a specific property or operator.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Everything eventually comes around again.” As I grow older, I find this very much to be true, especially with things like fashions and fads. Truth be told, one item I thought I would never see popular again were table games.
Any doubt that the tribal casino segment of the North American gaming marketplace is still very much in a growth phase was likely alleviated last month when the NIGC released the fiscal year 2016 gross gaming revenue statistics for 244 federally recognized tribes across 29 states.
The gaming jury is still very much out when it comes to the future impact of skill-based slot machines within the land-based casino environment. One thing is certain, opinions on skill games very much run the gamut; from groundbreaking, vital and essential to unfeasible, unplayable and overblown.
Lots of marketing technology providers promise that their products and systems will help casino operators in a myriad of ways—improving everything from player procurement and retention to digital promotion and campaign management. But how many actually live up to the hype?