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!
According to the recently released State of the States 2018 report from the American Gaming Association, Nevada remains far and away the largest single state gaming market within the U.S., generating $11.6 billion in gross gaming revenue (GGR) during 2017, a 2.8 percent increase over 2016 numbers.
In May 1985, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) was updated to include Title 31, a regulation aimed at casinos and card houses with gross annual gaming revenues (GAGR) in excess of $1 million. Coverage of this regulation was extended to include tribal casino operations in August 1996.
It’s no secret that the progressive slot machine concept continues to reign supreme. The reason: progressive slot concepts give players the opportunity to win big and to chase after big jackpots while allowing the casino operators to run various promotions tied to these progressives or jackpots.
Consumer and employee safety is a front-of-mind issue for casino resort executives these days, and security and surveillance suppliers are here to help with case studies, Q&As and new products launches
As I write this, Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is less than a month away, and attendees are undoubtedly busy dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on their final plans for the event, which will take place October 9-11 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Two months ago, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released State of the States 2018, which reported that consumer spending on commercial casino gaming tallied $40.28 billion in 2017, a 3.4 percent increase of 2016 and record setting revenue return for the industry.
This year has brought us the legalization of sports betting, the beginning of a resurgence of Atlantic City with two new casino openings, the expansion of casinos into Massachusetts and the hope for revitalization of the Catskill region and the infusion of funds to expand and improve existing properties.
Global Gaming Expo is upon us, which means it’s the time of year fraught with excitement and a temptation to gamble on capital purchases. We rush to the G2E tradeshow floor in Las Vegas to see the newest products and those we’ve somehow missed during the year.
In the older days of marketing, back in the early 2000s, a few brave CMOs invested in some rudimentary tools designed to help better manage their campaigns and audiences. These hardy pioneers sought to organize, analyze and improve performance, and thus created the first marketing technology stacks.
By the time you read this at G2E, I imagine we’ll know who has replaced Geoff Freeman in the top spot at the American Gaming Association (AGA). His replacement will have big shoes to fill, just as Freeman did when he replaced Frank Fahrenkopf, the AGA’s first CEO, in 2013.
The National Football League (NFL) team Dallas Cowboys and the nascent The Alliance of American Football (AAF) have entered into partnership agreements with WinStar World Casino and MGM Resorts International respectively.
Caesars Entertainment recently signed off on two unique business arrangements with Foodbuy and IBM/SalesForce. Caesars and Foodbuy, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, joined forces to create Parlay Solutions, a group purchasing organization for the North American gaming hospitality and entertainment Industry.
Hamman recently took some time to answer questions from Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey about the company’s offerings and its plans for the G2E show in Las Vegas. Below are some excerpts from his answers.
What is key to creating a robust player development team that will grow revenue? What we found out recently may surprise you. This past July, Raving conducted our annual Host Development Conference, which preceded the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference.