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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...

With its sleek lines and infinity-edge, high-definition monitors, Aristocrat Technologies’ Helix slant-top cabinet looks more akin to a high-end television or smartphone than a piece of gaming hardware.
The high-tech features and cutting-edge aesthetics represent a major part of its appeal, said Matt Wilson...

After 42 years in the industry leading the architectural firm Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, Barry Thalden is stepping down from his partnership role for a life of retirement and handing the reins to his former partners and coworkers. Although the transition means that Rich Emery will take over...

A nationwide poll on casino gaming confirms what many in the industry already believed to be true: American voters view casino gaming more favorably than ever. The findings of the American Gaming Association’s poll show that, by a 2-1 margin, American voters across partisan, ideological...

The gaming industry got a wake-up call at last year’s Global Gaming Expo when Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director of the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, called for increased commitment from the industry toward its compliance responsibility to help protect the financial system...

For the purpose of this article, we like the Spanish definition for El Dorado as “a mythical place of fabulous wealth or opportunity.” To find it today in the gaming business, the best bet is to buy a ticket on a high-speed train called the Internet and get in the game as soon as possible. With the right content...

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of the Union Gaming Analytics (UGA) Index of Gaming Operators. The UGA Index for the period ending May 31, 2014, was up 4.02 percent sequentially to 100.26 from 96.38 at April 30, 2014. As an illustrative example, if an investor bought $100,000 of the...

While driving down the highway near my home the other day, I passed a sign advertising blackjack at the Fiesta Casino Henderson. The sign was very simple. It stated, “$3 blackjack 24/7.” Interesting—the Fiesta casino is offering a $3 blackjack game 24 hours a day, and is using that game to attract...

Authors’ Note: This is part 1 of the new “Where is the Money?” series, which will focus on analytical questions in gaming. We thank our readers for following our previous two installments of this series and look forward to our journey together through these next 36 articles. To start us off, we’re first...

What is leadership? Is it simply the act of influencing the decisions and behavior of others? No. This can be done in many ways, even through the use of coercion, intimidation or the threat of reprisal, none of which show leadership. We believe that leadership is the ability to guide others to understand...