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.
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.
As surely as the swallows will return to San Juan Capistrano every year, gaming executives from around the world will flock to Nevada to attend Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the annual American Gaming Association tradeshow and convention at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Throughout its history, the Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards has spotlighted nascent, cutting-edge products and systems with the potential to transform casino resort operation and profitability.
Even as the business world hurtles toward cashless electronic payment solutions, the gaming industry still finds value in cash handling products that can quickly and accurately process large and small amounts of traditional currency, whether on the front of slot machines or in the back office counting rooms.
SCA Gaming Founder, President and CEO Robert Hamman has established a winning reputation in both his primary pastime and business, making him a worthy recipient of the Casino Marketing & Technology Lifetime Achievement Award
When you think of card games that could be associated with successful gaming entrepreneurs, what most likely comes to mind is poker, blackjack, baccarat or some other casino-based game. But for Robert Hamman, founder, president and CEO of SCA Gaming, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of promotional solutions for the gaming industry, his card game of choice is something a little more esoteric—bridge.
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.
Major commercial sports content providers have started to embrace the wagering industry in a major way, as evidenced by the recent spate of partnership deals with leading land-based and online sports betting operators.
In this issue of Casino Journal, find out the winners of the 2019 Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards, review the Romero Awards and the 16th edition of the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference held in July, and much more!