Last month we produced the 16th edition of our annual Casino Marketing & Technology Conference and dare I say it was right up there with the best of them, and not just because of the double-digit growth we realized in full conference attendees and exhibitors.
GameON, AGS’s annual user conference held last month at WinStar World Casino and Resort, offered an interesting mix of company updates and neutral educational content; if anything, it was skewed toward the latter.
Sports betting conferences proliferate these days, makes sense because the category is very much a work in progress and operators are in information gathering mode. In that spirit, here are some excerpts from a session at this spring’s NIGA show.
As has been said so many times in so many different contexts, the four most dangerous words in the English language are: “This time, it’s different.” Innovation and driving down costs are what made America the economic colossus that it is.
As sports betting in the U.S. begins its jurisdictional march to what most everyone believes and hopes will be a nationwide (or thereabouts) market, one is reminded that you wouldn’t be in the gaming industry if you weren’t patient.
The departure of Geoff Freeman and the January 14 arrival of Bill Miller as the new president and CEO of the AGA has been of great interest to any number of industry actors, not least the NIGA, which enjoyed a productive and close working relationship with the AGA in the Freeman Era.
The surreal weather, the blown pass interference calls, the government shutdowns, the fences, the walls… it was enough to make one pine for the days when the biggest post-holiday stress inducers were photos of celebrities in their bathing suits at Nevis.
As readers well know, the U.S. gaming industry has hit the ground running in the legal and regulated sports betting space, the initial chapter of which will be well-chronicled in next month’s inaugural issue of Sports Betting Management.
Penn is on the right side of the acquisitions game because it is one of the most efficient operators in the business, with post-tax margins just north of 29 percent currently and on track to hit 30 percent by 2020.
As the number of states offering legalized sports betting creeps toward double figures, the topic itself dominated the stage at last month’s G2E show. And for good reason; interest is high and, as with everything that runs through statehouses, it’s complicated.
In this issue of Casino Journal, gaming operators prep for reopening in the ongoing shadow of coronavirus, reopening casinos should consider going back to the beginning, architects ponder COVID-19 impact on gaming resort layout and design, and much more!