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Learn how improve surveillance in casinos can help detect the latest scams cheaters are attempting. Also, discover the latest evolutions in casino seating options, see what's going on in the Philippines market, and explore the latest back-office casino products.

Shooting Star Casino streamlines access control operations with key management systems

For almost 20 years, through multiple facility expansions, umpteen personnel changes, several system add-ons, integration with the access control system, and three different system managers, Minnesota’s Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center has consistently relied on the performance and scalability of key management technology from Morse Watchmans.


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The real cost of America's sports betting laws

 Another Super Bowl, another year to ponder the costs of America’s arbitrary sports betting laws and what they cost the brick-and-mortar casino industry. This time around, however, there seems to be some sustainable momentum that could one day bring things to something resembling a logical resolution.  


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KDC polls for 2015 hospitality & technology trends

Recently, I received an e-mail from Kirvin Doak Communications (KDC), a Nevada-based public relations, marketing and social media firm, regarding hospitality and technology trends that may surface in Las Vegas over the next 12 months. To compile this information, KDC polled its stable of clients, and received responses from Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Vdara Hotel & Spa and The Shops at Crystals. 


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Why casinos need to revisit data encryption

For every payout in which a slot machine empties tens of thousands of dollars or for every high roller who wins a seven-figure amount of money playing blackjack or craps, the statistics still overwhelmingly favor casinos. In return, gaming properties proffer glitz, complimentary meals and drinks, and near-constant (by staff) issuance of formalities toward customers. All of it is part of the atmosphere, with a casino for every type of gambler and table for every gambling sophisticate.


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Cummins Allison aims to improve casino efficiency with its latest sorters

The gaming industry has struggled to attract business in the years since the economic downturn transformed consumer behavior and left Americans with little room for entertainment spending. As gaming properties work hard to attract patrons and improve revenue, many are rethinking how they embrace technology to help them bolster efficiency and streamline day-to-day functions.


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2014 Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

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2015 Company Profile: Goddard Group

 The Goddard Group is a California-based design firm that has created unique entertainment experiences for casinos in Las Vegas and around the world. Company Founder and CEO Gary Goddard discusses the recent work his company is doing for Macau casinos, including the soon-to-open Studio City Macau

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Casino Journal February 2015 issue cover

2015 February

Learn how improve surveillance in casinos can help detect the latest scams cheaters are attempting. Also, discover the latest evolutions in casino seating options, see what's going on in the Philippines market, and explore the latest back-office casino products.

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2015 Janaury / February

In this January/February 2015 Issue of Slot Manager, learn about how slot manufacturers and providers are looking to attract the video gaming crowd with competitive, skill-based games. And, see what's up with slot providers and their licensed games.
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