Industry events provide much needed insight into the U.S. sports wagering industry. ICE Sports Betting Conference USA, which took place this past November in New York City, was one such gathering. What follows are some speaker highlights from the conference portion of this show.
When the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act last May, clearing the way for states to enact sports betting, it appeared that the online wagering industry in the U.S. was finally going to be on par with Europe and other international gaming marketplaces.
There is a lot of lip service paid to making the slot floor, pit area and other aspects of the traditional brick-and-mortar casino more attractive to the Millennial generation. I don’t think I’m being too critical in saying that, so far, most of the attempts to “Millennial-ify” the casino experience have been largely cosmetic.
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.
Although we are just a few steps into what promises to be a very long marathon for the development of sports wagering within the U.S., there has already been a clear leader out of the gate—MGM Resorts International.
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.
As an editor of a casino trade magazine, a lot of press releases regarding new slot machine games, products and systems tend to cross my desk this time of year, as industry providers gear up for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which will take place October 8-11 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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.
In this issue of Sports Betting Management, read about the latest stories from the gaming industry's sports betting market, take a look at how professional sports leagues relate to legal sports betting, and much more!