Game Changers From the Global Gaming Expo | Vegas Seven

There were many interesting things at this year’s G2E. In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I discuss a few that stood out to me:

Among the more important topics addressed at the annual Global Gaming Expo, held earlier this month at the Sands Expo Center, focused on an industry in transition. Even as the number of casinos where people can gamble is increasing, the interest of millennials—those born more or less after 1981—may be waning. So those running casinos and those who make the machines that currently fill them have a dilemma: How do they reach out to new customers—without alienating their existing ones?

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I feel that we’re on the threshold of a major change in what kinds of games are on casino floors. I’m gathering info for the 2015 Table Games Report (which I will preview at Raving’s Cutting Edge Table Games Conference next month) and it looks like tables are continuing to gain ground on slots. I think that casinos and manufacturers will start experimenting with different kinds of machines to address that trend.

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine.

2 thoughts on “Game Changers From the Global Gaming Expo | Vegas Seven”

  1. Dear Dave,
    Your examples of new products are not from the major companies like IGT or Bally. Did you noticed the same kind of new games (spice up with skill elements) from big companies?
    From my point of view, they are more following your first solution with brands (like Game of Thrones) but are not innovating with games with more skills. Am I wrong? Why major companies are so stucked in this kind of slots ? Regulation issues ? ROI loss fear for operators ?
    It seems that table games are evolving but not slots but I can’t understand why they are such in a wait-and-see position (this is my impression) though they can lead the new direction due to their expertise instead of letting young companies leading the path (or they will by this small companies sooner or later like for Double Down Casino).
    Thank you if you can share your thoughts on this subject.

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