Youngstown, Ohio-based Gasser Chair Company has been designing, manufacturing and selling hospitality seating solutions for the past 75 years. The company has been servicing the gaming industry since the late 1950s, when it developed some of the first dedicated slot chairs for casinos in the Lake Tahoe region of Nevada. Gasser Chair now offers seating solutions for all aspects of the casino enterprise, and has managed to stay in the forefront of this marketplace by engineering seating that emphasizes style, innovation and durability; which can create better value for facility operators over the long run.
As part of its goal to supply seating to all areas of the casino, Gasser currently offers a line of chairs for sportsbooks. But with the recent Supreme Court decision clearing the way for nationwide expansion of sports betting, Gasser is in the process of augmenting its sportsbook product. One chair benefitting from this emphasis is The Metro, Gasser’s lounge-style seat for sportsbooks, which now comes with enhanced technology and special features. Shawn Danks, business development manager for Gasser Chair, recently took some time to speak to Sports Betting Management editor Paul Doocey to discuss how Gasser is approaching the sportsbook marketplace, how seating has evolved in this space over time and how The Metro seat is adapting to better meet consumer needs. What follows are some excerpts from this conversation: