As has been said so many times in so many different contexts, the four most dangerous words in the English language are: “This time, it’s different.” Innovation and driving down costs are what made America the economic colossus that it is.
As sports betting in the U.S. begins its jurisdictional march to what most everyone believes and hopes will be a nationwide (or thereabouts) market, one is reminded that you wouldn’t be in the gaming industry if you weren’t patient.
The departure of Geoff Freeman and the January 14 arrival of Bill Miller as the new president and CEO of the AGA has been of great interest to any number of industry actors, not least the NIGA, which enjoyed a productive and close working relationship with the AGA in the Freeman Era.
The surreal weather, the blown pass interference calls, the government shutdowns, the fences, the walls… it was enough to make one pine for the days when the biggest post-holiday stress inducers were photos of celebrities in their bathing suits at Nevis.
As readers well know, the U.S. gaming industry has hit the ground running in the legal and regulated sports betting space, the initial chapter of which will be well-chronicled in next month’s inaugural issue of Sports Betting Management.
Penn is on the right side of the acquisitions game because it is one of the most efficient operators in the business, with post-tax margins just north of 29 percent currently and on track to hit 30 percent by 2020.
As the number of states offering legalized sports betting creeps toward double figures, the topic itself dominated the stage at last month’s G2E show. And for good reason; interest is high and, as with everything that runs through statehouses, it’s complicated.
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.
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.
Michael Meczka, principal, MMRC led an excellent session called “Ten Things Your Players are Trying to Tell You” at last month’s Casino Marketing & Technology Conference in Las Vegas. Here are some excerpts:
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!