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By Marian Green
It’s no secret that the casino gaming industry is facing a challenging future, as younger customers show more interest in the social games on their smartphones and less in traditional offerings on the gaming floor. But gaming industry manufacturers, operators and educators aren’t sitting still. In fact, the industry is seeing a new openness to innovation and ideas.
By Todd Eilers and Frank Fantini
This summary installment of the Eilers-Fantini Quarterly Slot Survey reveals insights and information for the first quarter of 2014 from key purchasing agents at a number of North American commercial and tribal casinos, several racino/VLT operators, as well as seven international participants. The report features record-level responses from survey participants collectively operating 316 gaming venues with some 330,424 total slot machines or equivalent gaming devices.
By Julian Harris and Tom Grant
The long-awaited changes to the United Kingdom’s comparatively liberal online regime will take effect later this year. Under the new regulations, all remote gambling operators targeting the U.K. market will be required to hold a license from the U.K. Gambling Commission. For the online gambling industry, these changes will have major ramifications, CEM contributors Julian Harris and Tom Grant explain in their update on online gaming reform in the United Kingdom.
By Marian Green
Connie Jones, AGEM’s new director of responsible gaming, and Alan Feldman, board chairman of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, offer their insights into how far the gaming industry has come in its responsible gaming awareness efforts and about developments in research and treatment related to problem gambling.
By Marcus Prater
After his trip last month to attend both the Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo and G2E Asia in Macau, AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater ponders the question of why gaming expansion so often seems so difficult. The most recent case in point was proposed legalization of gaming in Japan.
By Marian Green
Japan has long been one of the most promising jurisdictions for casino-style gaming opportunities, but until recently, efforts to push legislation to legalize casino gaming have come to naught. Now, though not a done deal, prospects look better than ever as Japan looks to capture some of the same success that other Asian jurisdictions have experienced.
By Marian Green
IGT’s new Powerbucks wide area progressive can link games in different states and jurisdictions to deliver much larger jackpots and more frequent wins. And IGT is not the only slot manufacturer developing such a product—Bally Technologies also has a similar interjurisdictional product in the works.
By Kevin Parker
Many casinos throughout the gaming industry routinely employ astonishing technology on their gaming floors but support them with outdated and obsolete infrastructure. Contributor Kevin Parker makes the case for embracing widely available and more efficient technology that would have the same positive impact on casinos in customer service and administrative support capacities.
By Andrew Cardno and Dr. Ralph Thomas
Where would you be if all your data disappeared? The casino’s knowledge of its customers plays a major role in managing a gaming operation, and as customer data gets bigger and better, it’s important to ensure it is properly protected.
By Ernie Stevens Jr.
NIGA’s Winter Legislative Summit draws record attendance, signaling an important agenda for the organization and its mission to protect tribal sovereignty and the rights of tribes to pursue economic development for the betterment of their communities.
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