The hint of fall in the air denotes that it is once again time to pack the bags and head to Las Vegas for the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which will take place October 15-17 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.
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.
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.
Indeed, many would likely agree that cashless is an area where the gaming industry needs to be more conservative moving forward. While consumers may enjoy the conveniences of cashless gaming, perhaps it is too soon for these types of payments to be fully-adopted by the land-based casino industry.
I didn’t find the “Next Big Thing” to revolutionize the casino industry during last October’s Global Gaming Expo. It wasn’t for lack of impressivetechnology on display at G2E. But in my experience serving casinos and hotels, I’ve seen the most impactful innovations happen in a property’s back office, not a trade show floor.
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.
Morse Watchmans chief operating officer Joe Granitto recently took some time to respond to questions from Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey regarding the company, its assets and how they have performed. Here are excerpts of the conversation.
From concerts and comedy to corporate seminars and boxing matches, few venues straddle the line between meetings and entertainment in the same way. To accommodate their diverse demographics, casinos are adapting their event spaces to become the ideal multi-purpose venue.