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In the December 2014 issue of Casino Journal, see the second of our two part series on the top non-slot game products at G2E 2014. Also, read the cover story on the top gaming companies to watch in the upcoming year.

The gaming companies to watch in 2015

Getting noticed in the crowded and competitive casino products marketplace is never easy, but these promising gaming companies have managed to emerge from the crowd 


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Top non-slot game products from G2E: Part two

In this continuation of an article from last month’s issue, the editors of Casino Journalspotlight non-slot products that sparkled on the G2E showfloor.


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IGT's Wheel of Fortune franchise here to stay

 “There’s a reason Wheel of Fortune has consistently been voted the most popular game by players,” the narrator’s voice boomed through the speakers as past images of Wheel of Fortune flashed across the screen. “There’s a reason it’s stood the test of time. There’s a reason the Wheel of Fortune brand will bring more value to your floor than any other machine—jackpots, baby, jackpots!” 


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Northeast casino developments - too good to be true?

Few domestic casino development markets are as sizzling as the Northeast, but how long can the good times last?


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Table games growth looks promising

Raving’s Cutting Edge Table Games Conference was another success last month, and not just because it drew more than 350 people and over 30 exhibitors and sponsors. But also because the case for growth in table games remains strong, and is in many ways stronger and more plausible than it is for slots.


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Closure of Revel Atlantic City sends a message to casino marketers

 The bankruptcy and closure of Revel Atlantic City offers many lessons for casino and gaming executives, representing an end to the era of a “build-it-and-they-will-come” marketing.  


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Fin/Cen Casino Relationship hot topic at recent IAGA event

“I’d like to see Paris before I die… Philadelphia will do.” That classic W.C. Fields line from My Little Chickadee is often delivered to me when I tell people I am from Philadelphia, Pa.


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A craps dealer to remember

 You probably never met Leon Dabasol. He was a hard-working craps dealer in Reno, Nev. For the last decade and a half that I knew him, he worked two jobs, and was on his feet eight to 16 hours a day dealing craps. 


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Spotlight on sports wagering

What was the first form of wagering you ever personally participated in? I’m guessing if you are an American male, say anywhere from 30 to 60 years of age, it was sports betting.


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World of Bingo—ZITRO INTERACTIVE

Zitro Interactive launches its popular social World of Bingo app for Android devices, with promises of more to come


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Battleship slot machine - WMS Gaming

Jumping straight from the classic board game to the slot floor is BATTLESHIP™ slots, the second Team Compete to Win™ competitive slot adventure from WMS.


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MONOPOLY multi-state lottery game-SCIENTIFIC GAMES


New Multi-State Lottery To Make "More & More Millionaires"
 


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Changing 7’s Happy Fortune—ARUZE GAMING

Every spin holds the possibility of a random colors’ fortune!


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Konami Introduces Multiple New Games at G2E 2014

Konami introduces record number of new games across its cabinet lineup, and never-before-seen progressives & tournament applications


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Ortiz Gaming Unveils O-Circle At G2E

Ortiz Gaming launched their newest innovations, including the cabinet O-Circle in an unveiling, opening day of the Global Gaming Expo


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Can Can de Paris Class III slot machine—Aristocrat Technologies

The latest Aristocrat class III game arrives this November


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Betty Boop’s Firehouse Class III slot machine—Bally Technologies

Bally’s latest title in its famous series of games featuring the lovable cartoon icon 


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S3000 mechanical reel slot machine cabinet--IGT

IGT and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa light up the gaming world with S3000 cabinet
 


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Pala Interactive Partners with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to Offer New Jersey Internet Gaming

Pala Interactive partners with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to offer New Jersey internet gaming


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Best New Table Games winners selected

Table game operators at the 2014 Raving’s Cutting Edge Table Games Conference selected Pick ‘Em Blackjack by 18 Gaming LLC, Aces Poker Faces by Aces Poker Faces, and Switch Hands by Global Innovative Gaming as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of Casino Journal’s Best New Table Games competition last month. The winners were voted on by qualified attendees who were required to sample each of the 21 new games entered in the competition.


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Pechanga Announces $285 million Hotel Addition

Project to create nearly 3,000 jobs from construction-related activities and 560 permanent jobs 


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Census Bureau releases casino accommodation statistics

Census Bureau releases industry series report on accommodation
 


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Atari launching first MMO social casino game

 Atari, one of the world’s most recognized names in gaming, has partnered with FlowPlay, a leader in virtual world games and technology, to launch into the social casino market with its first casual casino gaming title, Atari Jackpots. The Atari-themed virtual world brings casino-style play online in a multi-player game with Atari classics including Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede and Missile Command.  


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Casino Executive News: December 2014

Who's doing what and going where in the casino industry.
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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.

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2014 G2E Review: IGT

Joe Sigrist, vice president of game development for International Game Technology (IGT), took some during a busy G2E schedule to sit and talk about IGT’s latest and greatest games, and the company’s emphasis on re-inventing the reel slot experience for both players and operators.

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Casino Journal, see the second of our two part series on the top non-slot game products at G2E 2014. Also, read the cover story on the top gaming companies to watch in the upcoming year.
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2014 November/December

Check out the exciting new games this filled the floor at the 2014 G2E show in this issue November/December issue of Slot Manager. Also, learn why it's important to think of your casino floor layout as you would a store and how proper analytics infrastructure is key to casinos' profitable implementation of Big Data.

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