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2014 November

In this Novemebr 2014 issue of Casino Journal, see how casino operators are keeping casinos on the edge of the environmentally-sustainable movement in design and functionality. Also, don't miss part one a product review of G2E.  

Casinos take steps to become the leaders in environmentaly-sustaible design

 Casino operators describe the steps taken to put gaming properties on the leading edge of environmentally-sustainable design and functionality 


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Top non-slot game products from G2E: Part one

 In the first of a two-part series, the editors of Casino Journal identify the non-slot game products that rose above the crowd at last month’s G2E 


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Cutting Edge Table Games Conference will include an enhanced session program and growing trade show floor

Everything old is new again” is a common enough saying with a kernel of intrinsic truth at its core—wait a long enough period of time, and something you once experienced and has since become passé will be new and popular to a whole different group of people.


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Regulatory controls key to success of social casino model

 Farmville, Mafia Wars, Candy Crush Saga… the list goes on. Social gaming is truly everywhere. So, it’s not surprising that the gaming industry is moving full steam ahead with the integration of social gaming into both brick-and-mortar and Internet product offerings. 


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Optimism for table games as the 2014 TGC approaches

 Readers of this column know I am a “table games guy.” I cut my teeth in “the pit.” Table games, especially craps, are my gambling preference. I created the Table Games Conference and the Best New Table Games Competition that BNP Media Gaming Group have made into such great successes. 


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Slot machine rent on the rise

 New York’s governor races often feature cause candidates who are more often than not eminently forgettable, but the 2010 race gave us Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damned High Party, whose platform basically consisted of saying “the rent is too damn high” two or three times whatever the question was. 


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Study finds factors that most influence where customers choose to play

Casino operators continue to face a challenging landscape due to low, and fluctuating, growth in the U.S. economy and an ever-more competitive environment. Now more than ever, operators need to better understand their customers’ needs and desires to successfully drive bottom-line results.
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The politics of attracting young casino customers

 Recent presidential campaigns show the value, and power, attracting younger generations to a cause can have on the end results. The lessons learned from such campaigns can be of value to the gaming industry, whether used to ensure political referendums or to bring younger clientele to a property.   


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How internet gaming operators can deal with potential cyber attacks

 Like any online business, Internet gaming operators must deal with the reality of potential cyber-attacks.  


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Editor slot picks from G2E 2014

Well, another Global Gaming Expo (G2E) show has come and gone. As I write this the event is almost four weeks in the past, but it already seems much longer to me.


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Jungle Bucks VLT game—INPRED GAMING GROUP

Inspired’s Jungle Bucks slot game is now available in VLT venues across Italy 


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Cool Jewels online slot game—WILLIAMS INTERACTIVE

Featuring unique, easy-to-learn gameplay, distinct WILD symbols, incremental wins, special WILD combinations & the chance at large consecutive wins


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KGM and Alfastreet Gaming announce exclusive partnership

Agreement paves way for distribution of Alfastreet’s electronic table games in US


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Casino executive news November 2014

Who's going where and doing what in the gaming industry.
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Mobile casino players tend to spend more on games, study says

Study conducted by Everplay evaluates sharing motivations and behaviors of over 3,000 U.S. mobile game players


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Ho Tram Strip casino resort unveils Greg Norman-designed golf course

The "most anticipated golf course in Vietnam’s history," has already been nominated for three Asia Pacific Golf Awards


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AEG And MGM Resorts International Secure Financing For New Las Vegas Arena

MGM and AEG finalized a $200 million bank facility to fund the development and construction of a new 20,000 seat arena


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Adelson, Wynn expound on iGaming, other casino trends at G2E

G2E keynote speakers addressed online gaming, Macau, casino expansion in Massachusetts and more


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U.S. casinos set new revenue mark

Commercial casinos within the United States generated a record-breaking $38.98 billion in combined 2013 gaming revenue, a 4.4 percent increase over the $37.34 billion the industry compiled in 2012, according to a study from the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Oxford Economics released at Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which was held last month in Las Vegas. 


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One on one with IGT at G2E

 To say the least, it has been a rather hectic few months for Reno, Nev.-based slot giant International Game Technology (IGT), highlighted by the company’s $6.4 billion sale to Italy-based international lottery provider GTECH, a deal that is expected to close in 2015. In the meantime, executives from both companies are likely strategizing on how best to merge the two sprawling business entities. 


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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 November

In this Novemebr 2014 issue of Casino Journal, see how casino operators are keeping casinos on the edge of the environmentally-sustainable movement in design and functionality. Also, don't miss part one a product review of G2E.  

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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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