Paul Doocey was appointed editor of Casino Journal, a BNP Media publication, in 2011. He had previously served as editor of the publication from 2003 to 2006. Paul also served as editorial director of the Gaming Group for Ascend Media and editor of International Gaming & Wagering Business magazine from 2006 to 2008. He had previously worked for IGWB from 1992 to 2000, the last three years as editor of the publication. From 2000 to 2003, Paul was editor-in-chief of Bank Systems & Technology magazine, a CMP publication. He also served various editorial positions at International Council of Shopping Centers and Fairchild Publications. Paul has also had freelance articles appear in Billboard, Unique Homes, Hotel Business and other magazines. Paul is a graduate of Fordham University.
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.
It’s no secret that the gaming industry is ahead of the curve in a number of community impact issues such as diversity hiring, charitable giving and volunteerism. However, what may come as a surprise is that gaming facilities have also set the pace when it comes to the establishment of energy- and environment-saving operational efficiency practices.
As has been the trend of late, most of the talk and sstanding room-only sessions at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) convention, held last month in San Diego, revolved around the topic of sports betting.
Updates on tribal resort development and design from around the country, including Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant, Morongo Casino, Resort & Spas, Cuningham Group Architecture projects, Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort, and Coeur d’Alene Casino.
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.
When it comes to recent gaming expansion within the U.S., there is Pennsylvania and then everyplace else. Indeed, the Keystone State is now home to a rather impressive array of legalized gaming options, a list that includes casinos, racinos, pari-mutuel wagering, lottery, i-lottery and electronic gaming devices.
The latest edition of ICE London is in the books, and it lived up to the high standards set by previous versions of the event. Indeed, when the numbers are finally and officially tallied, ICE London 2019 likely surpassed its 33,500 overall attendees , a record that was set in 2018.
Hard to believe it was just three short years ago that the casino industry was introduced to skill-based/arcade-style slot machine gaming—the game mechanics that some, at first blush, believed would eventually take over the brick-and-mortar machine floor.
In this issue of Slot Management & Marketing, we take a look at some session highlights for the upcoming Casino Marketing & Technology Conference, hear about the latest innovations in skill-based slots, learn about new concepts from NIGA, and much more!
In this issue of Sports Betting Management, read about the latest stories from the gaming industry's sports betting market, take a look at the optimization of sports betting, learn the status of legal sports betting, and much more!