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The Social Casino Gaming and Online Gambling Summit U.S.A. 2014, held June 12-13 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, proved outstanding with its strong focus on facts, empirical data and operational nuts and bolts. For nearly a decade, several organizers have offered online or i-Gaming conferences...

At its annual user conference in June, Bally Technologies brought a new name, an expanded mission and insights into a plethora of new products and solutions aimed at empowering casino operators to enhance play, performance and profits. Newly named EMPOWER 2014, the event is designed...

Casino Enterprise Management celebrates the 10 women chosen as winners of the 2013 Great Women of Gaming Awards, now in its ninth year. We are honored to share the stories of these talented professionals who embody the term “Great Women of Gaming,” and we hope the tales of how...

Mobile marketing has become an essential part of the marketing mix for gaming companies. For decades, many companies have taken advantage of the telephone, utilizing the now-ubiquitous technology to connect with potential consumers. To prevent abuse by restricting telemarketing practices...

Another blessed summer is coming to a close. Farmers are reaping the final harvest. Many of us are gathering for the last of our picnics and family reunions until next year, and our final summer ceremonies and pow wows are taking place all throughout Indian country. This means it soon will be...

The gaming industry has long been thought of as a man’s world. Pop culture portrays casino management as mysterious with strong male role models who have dark and murky backgrounds. Its vendors are usually depicted as powerful, all-male executive boards making sweeping decisions while...

Table game myths have been the basis of discussions and arguments for decades. In this installment, we examine five myths that persist in the industry today.  The first three myths listed cover card counting, lucky/unlucky dealers and roulette dealers who boast of the ability to drop the roulette ball...

Mark Bryant, president and founder of Micro Gaming Technologies, is the living embodiment of finding a need and filling it. In the late 1980s as an employee of a small computer company, he began to get an increasing number of calls to work on computer issues for the Pioneer Hotel and...

In this month's What's Shakin' J. Brin Gibson Was Appointed to a Second Term as Colorado River Commissioner, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel Names David Wolf New President and General Manager, Casino Lisboa Names JCM Global Preferred Bill Acceptor Supplier and much more...

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of the Union Gaming Analytics (UGA) Index of Gaming Operators. The UGA Index for the period ending June 30, 2014 was down 0.43 percent sequentially to 99.83 from 100.26 at May 31, 2014. As an illustrative example, if an investor bought $100,000 of the Index...