Casinos continue to integrate non-gaming amenities into the enterprise mix. Casino resorts have found it beneficial to incorporate family friendly entertainment at resorts as an additional way to appeal to a wider demographic base.
As with any entertainment, people want to have an experience that is memorable, fun and something they can talk about with others, and this does not prove false when it comes to bonus play in slot machines.
Although video games are the current trend dominating the slot floor space in most gaming operations, traditional reel-style machines continue to remain popular among certain customers and in certain jurisdictions.
Oklahoma City will be ground zero for the annual Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference and Tradeshow, which will take place July 24-26, and is expected to attract over 2,500 industry professionals from all over the country.
Many entities are competing for the player’s time and gaming budget, both on and off of the casino floor. Because of this, operators continue to explore new and exciting ways to differentiate their properties, connect with their existing players and attract new customers.
What's in a name? Often quite a bit, actually. For decades, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) has carved out a successful niche in the gaming world, developing one of the largest tribal casinos in North America while branching out to own, operate or partner in gaming properties.
It has become obvious that cashless gaming is growing and, widespread adoption and acceptance may only be a few years away. For the time being however, ATMs are still a basic requirement for land-based gaming operations, and the ATM business continues to thrive.
Alexandra Epstein Gudai is partner and executive manager for El Cortez Hotel-Casino, the oldest continuously operating gaming property in downtown Las Vegas. She can be reached at www.elcortezhotelcasino.com.