Thanks largely to their portrayal on television and in the movies during my formative years, I had a somewhat skewed view of tradeshows and conventions when I officially entered the business world in the 1980s.
The Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards celebrated its 22nd anniversary this year. Our annual article recapping the winning entries can be found in this issue of Casino Journal magazine.
This year’s version of the American Gaming Association’s State of the States report has been released. According to the report, gaming revenue for the U.S. commercial casino industry reached an all-time high of $41.7 billion in 2018, up 3.5% from the previous year.
For most of the past 25 years I have been covering the gaming industry, and I have seen a lot of things come to fruition that I would have thought highly unlikely back in the very early 1990s. For example, I never would have guessed that table games (ETGs) would become such a big deal.
I like to think I am somewhat savvy when it comes to technological matters. After all, at a previous stop in my career, I was the editor in chief of a trade publication covering system technology for the banking industry.
There was a time when the annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) tradeshow largely eschewed conference content. It is safe to say that the switch has defiantly flipped in this regard, as evidenced by the plethora of interesting topics covered in the conference tracks at NIGA 2019, which took place last month in San Diego.
Last month a press release crossed my desk about the Palmetto Forum for Gaming Studies—a group formed by two former South Carolina officials to examine the feasibility of bringing casino gaming to the state. Their goal is to determine if casinos are good for South Carolina, and something citizens will support.
In this issue of Casino Journal, The gaming industry responds to the social and economic onslaught of COVID-19, Developing a Coronavirus Protection Strategy for Casinos and Cardroom, A New Way to Build Casino Loyalty during Coronavirus, and much more!
In this issue of Sports Betting Management, read how more and more Native American properties establish sportsbooks or strike marketing deals with professional teams and leagues, The National Football League (NFL) continues to have an impact on sports betting within the U.S., and much more!