In this edition of By The Numbers we focus our attention on server-based gaming. We interviewed more than 200 casino executives across the United States regarding their impressions and plans for server-based gaming in their facilities. The results may surprise you.
Server-based gaming is coming - but at what cost?
Although more than half (52 percent) of the survey participants still believe that the widespread adoption of server-based gaming will occur within the next four years, compared to the last time we surveyed this group a much higher proportion (45 percent) feels that cost will further delay the onset or further development of server-based gaming at their facilities. See Figure 1.
We asked how much of an impact the current economy is having on casino industry investment and uptake of server-based gaming. Figure 2 shows the dramatic toll the economy is taking. Nearly half of survey participants indicated that the economy is having at least a “moderate impact” on their plans. However - note that 18 percent report no negative impact at all, and 25 percent report only a slight impact.
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