Slot machine developers are somewhat challenged integrating player-popular offerings like low-denom and multi-line games into mechanical-reel concepts. Next-generation cabinets are clearing the way for video game-like bonusing and other features for the stepper slot game experience.
Slot machines are truly everywhere now, not only in the casino as they have always been but also accessible through online and mobile applications. And no matter where these slots are located, all these games feature bright lights, jackpots, loud sounds, money wheels… anything and everything.
Slot machine-based bonus play adds an extra element of anticipation, entertainment and potential rewards for the player; and for these reasons, remains a go-to mechanic for gaming machine producers and designers.
Like any profession, it is easy for slot managers to get lost in the day-to-day minutiae of the job—dealing with staff, chatting with players, meeting with vendors, answering to upper management, reviewing reports… a list of truly endless, but vital, business tasks.
Does it really matter where your guest interacts with your offer? Yes, if you look at the costs of direct mail and decide you want to go digital. No, if we’re strictly talking about digital channels (but really yes since we always care about the context of where the viewing of the offers happens).
Finding a starting point to any slot machine analysis can be difficult, much like writing the lead paragraph for a magazine article. Indeed, starting your first analysis when your dataset is the size of a slot operators’ performance database can feel like complete writer’s block.
Gana con Susana is a new ONE LINK Mystery Progressive Jackpots solution from Aristocrat with a must-hit-by top jackpot of $450,000, creating additional excitement in the casino by adding a progressive jackpot on top of players’ favorite casino slot games.
Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso, N.M. has leveraged its existing partnership with Aristocrat to upgrade its Oasis 360 casino management system and to purchase new system hardware and software modules to further enhance its existing system performance.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood debuted Scientific Games’ James Bond “Diamonds are Forever” video slot machines last month, becoming the first casino in the country to showcase the new game.
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!