In order to keep pace with Class III slot machines, Class II devices have gone through significant improvements in technology, evolving into high-performing, entertainment-filled product lines which are now comparable and able to compete with Class III concepts.
To talk more about the companies trends that paved the way to their successes, IGT's Darnell Johnson, director video poker product management, took some time to answer questions from Slot Management & Marketing Contributing Editor Joan Mantini. What follows are his responses:
Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO of EvenBet Gaming, recently took some time to field questions from Slot Management & Marketing Contributing Editor Joan Mantini regarding the company, its products and trends within the online gaming space.
The casino table games revival shows no sign of slowing down, and equipment suppliers are responding with new concepts that include many of the technological advances that have made slot machines so popular
Going back about a decade or so, it was not a secret that table games were struggling. New game concepts were being introduced on the casino floor and new technologies were allowing for other areas of casino gaming to rise above the historic need of the traditional table game.
November was a very good month for New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks. Since sports betting was legalized in June 2018, the Garden State’s sportsbooks have combined to generate a respectable $928 million in wagers.
For decades, a visitor to the gaming floor would have been hard pressed to differentiate one slot cabinet from another. But the past 20 years have seen a dramatic sea of change when it comes to the look and feel of slot machine cabinets.
U.S. gaming operators are still all agog over the potential of online sports wagering and rightly so… this new arm of legalized wagering could mean millions of dollars in additional daily revenue and thousands of new customers for domestic casino enterprises.
Casino operators have traditionally used analytics to understand basic behavioral attributes of customers such as play level, spend and visit frequency. But as gaming properties have become more amenity driven, the competition for visitor wallet share between the casino and other entertainment-oriented facets of the facility has become increasingly aggressive.
Although cash handling products may not have been the main focus of October’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, they were most definitely featured throughout the show, both in vendor booths and as a hot topic in event sessions that focused on the future of mobile and cashless payment solutions.
In a society where face-to-face social interaction has shifted to face-to-device, it is not surprising that online social gaming apps are a priority for both game designers and casino operators. As the competition heats up in this gaming sector, more and more casino apps and game titles are entering the marketplace, and this trend is not likely to fade away any time soon.
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!