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.
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.
From humble beginnings in 1998, Atlanta, Ga.-based The Rainmaker Group has pioneered the use of analytics and risen to become a market-leading provider of automated revenue management and profit optimization software solutions for the multifamily housing, gaming and hospitality industries.
Mike Trask, director of marketing for Ainsworth, recently took some time with Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey to discuss the A640, its development, what sets it apart from the competition and its content strategy going forward. Below are some excerpts from this conversation.