Industry events provide much needed insight into the U.S. sports wagering industry. ICE Sports Betting Conference USA, which took place this past November in New York City, was one such gathering. What follows are some speaker highlights from the conference portion of this show.
Rymax Marketing has carved out a very successful niche in the North American casino industry. Paul Gordon, senior vice president of sales for Rymax, recently took some time to field questions from Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey.
When the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act last May, clearing the way for states to enact sports betting, it appeared that the online wagering industry in the U.S. was finally going to be on par with Europe and other international gaming marketplaces.
Konami Gaming continues to make inroads into the North American slot machine marketplace. The company’s desire to become a bigger player in this space was evident at last October’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, where Konami displayed a wide and deep range of new games, cabinets and concepts aimed at U.S. gaming operators and slot consumers.
When it comes to licensed game concepts, slot manufacturers continue to push the innovation envelope, as this recap of recent introductions shows. It’s no secret that in an ideal world, gaming properties would prefer to buy and own all slot machines displayed on the casino floor.
There is a lot of lip service paid to making the slot floor, pit area and other aspects of the traditional brick-and-mortar casino more attractive to the Millennial generation. I don’t think I’m being too critical in saying that, so far, most of the attempts to “Millennial-ify” the casino experience have been largely cosmetic.
Coming back to work after the holidays is always a drag. In many places winter has taken hold with no end in sight, it gets dark before you leave the office and a new business year with its myriads of challenges is just beginning. No wonder there is such a thing as seasonal dysfunction disorder.
This is the eighth year the editors of Casino Journal have studied the manufacturing arm of the gaming industry to identify companies that have “emerged” from the vendor herd and bear watching in the upcoming year.
In this issue of Sports Betting Management, sports betting operators ponder COVID
and its impacts, International Game Technology PLC (IGT) continues to evolve its PlaySports wagering platform, and much more!