There’s an old business philosophy that companies must move forward or otherwise risk stagnating and dying. It’s an adage that the AGA, sponsor of G2E—which will take place this year October 8-11 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center is Las Vegas—have evidently taken to heart.
Casino Journal Executive Editor Charles Anderer spoke with Schwartz about the company’s thriving New Jersey flagship operation, where it recently added a sportsbook solution to its fast-growing casino product, PlaySugarHouse.com, as well as other future growth opportunities. Here are some excerpts from this conversation.
Known as the resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, is still thriving today. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada, and boasts a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk.
As the state’s first integrated gaming facility, MGM Springfield offers the needed lodging and attractions to bring more visitors to Springfield and its environs
October 3, 2018
Massachusetts-based MGM Springfield, New England’s first integrated luxury resort, officially opened its doors in late August. According to press materials, the resort combines the excitement and energy of Las Vegas with the rich historical context of Springfield, a city steeped in innovation and the arts.
Equipment providers and casino operators outline the products and strategies that can help gaming properties retain money through more efficient operation
October 3, 2018
One way to gain much needed extra dollars is through improved marketing efforts—bringing more people through the doors with the hope they will devote more of their wallet and pocketbook contents to wagering and entertainment.
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.
As I write this column, the Labor Day weekend is about to commence. For many, this will be the last fling of summer before the serious work of the fall begins—school for kids, the return of full-time work schedules for adults and final G2E prep work for those of us involved in the casino industry.
During my days in casino operations, I would gauge a good Monday by whether the director of security stopped by my office to fill me in on the antics of the weekend. If he didn’t show by 10:00 a.m., I knew I could make progress on my list of tasks and projects.
If you look closely, you’ll see that successful ones have found a way to adapt to the modern world—whether that be digital applications of identities, adapting to changing consumer lifestyles and needs or finding better ways to build the mousetrap.
U.S. combined commercial casino revenue rose by 3.7 percent year-over-year in 2017 to reach an unprecedented $41.2 billion, according to analyst Ken Adams’ research. Even better: the industry’s healthy growth rate last year is likely to be overshadowed by an even stronger 2018.
Michael Marino, senior vice president of customer loyalty and chief experience officer for Caesars Entertainment, delivered the opening keynote at Mobile Experience and Engagement Training, a pre-show educational workshop on mobile technology at July’s Casino Marketing & Technology Conference.
History was in Mississippi last month as two MGM Resorts International properties, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, held simultaneous events to usher in the era of legal sports wagering.
Japan’s casino legislation and regulation package has finally been legalized, and a number of international casino operators are reportedly fine-tuning bids in hopes of capturing one of the nation’s coveted casino licenses.
The 15thedition of Casino Marketing & Technology Conference, held last July at Caesars Palace, offered operators a chance to take stock of the full range of marketing solutions that are available to them.
Seven years ago, Advantech acquired UK-based gaming specialist company Innocore Gaming Ltd.
After the purchase, Advantech-Innocore became the gaming-focused product division of Advantech Corp—a large industrial PC manufacturer with over 8,000 staff and annual sales of over $1.5 billion.
In this issue of Casino Journal, read about the latest stories from the gaming industry, take a look at stories from the Host Development Conference team challenge, table game and slots trends, and much more!