There was a time when the annual National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) tradeshow largely eschewed conference content. It is safe to say that the switch has defiantly flipped in this regard, as evidenced by the plethora of interesting topics covered in the conference tracks at NIGA 2019, which took place last month in San Diego.
Last month a press release crossed my desk about the Palmetto Forum for Gaming Studies—a group formed by two former South Carolina officials to examine the feasibility of bringing casino gaming to the state. Their goal is to determine if casinos are good for South Carolina, and something citizens will support.
Hard to believe it was just three short years ago that the casino industry was introduced to skill-based/arcade-style slot machine gaming—the game mechanics that some, at first blush, believed would eventually take over the brick-and-mortar machine floor.
Recently I read with interest a release Bill Miller, the new president and CEO of America Gaming Association (AGA), sent to the trade group’s membership regarding gaming priorities its putting before the new U.S. Congress. For those who missed it, here it is in its entirety.
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When the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act last May, clearing the way for states to enact sports betting, it appeared that the online wagering industry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.
In this issue of Slot Management & Marketing, we take a look at some session highlights for the upcoming Casino Marketing & Technology Conference, hear about the latest innovations in skill-based slots, learn about new concepts from NIGA, and much more!
In this issue of Sports Betting Management, read about the latest stories from the gaming industry's sports betting market, take a look at the optimization of sports betting, learn the status of legal sports betting, and much more!