This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
and special promotional games now available through a single casino management system will soon be available on an enterprise-wide basis without the use of separate computer con- trollers or servers. More new ways to play will come as server-


based gaming takes hold—a function of the fact that networked gaming allows operators to cre- ate proprietary applications to be implemented on all machines connected to the network. Gaming also is beginning to expand


beyond the casino floor itself. Hand-held gam- ing terminals are proliferating, allowing players at monitored areas away from the casino to play slots or electronic table games on devices no larger than an iPhone. These hand-held devices began a few years ago with the expansion of the race and sports book—including new types of proposition wagers that can be made as events are in progress. The next decade will see all these new tech-


nologies begin to become commonplace, as well as other developments such as online gaming applications only beginning to appear. Will casinos become self-contained online opera- tions, allowing competition between players in an intranet configuration? Will casinos sponsor their own in-state online casinos? These questions will all be answered soon.


As the economy improves, capital budgets return and R&D budgets are augmented, the technological changes of the next 10 years promise to exceed the advancements we’ve seen in the remarkable decade just completed. Technology in the gaming industry is just


getting started.


Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business magazine, the leading trade publication for the gaming industry. He is also president of Casino Connection International, the magazine’s parent company. Prior to joining CCI, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984 to 2000, and was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was also a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows.


Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine, the leading international trade journal on the casino industry. He has been writ- ing about gaming topics since 1984, and is widely recognized as an authority on slot machine history and technology. Legato was founding editor of Casino Gaming magazine, and is a past editor and frequent contributor to national magazines including Casino Player and Strictly Slots.He is a consultant on the international gaming industry, and author of the books How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines...Or Lose Trying and Atlantic City: In Living Color.


G2E Preview 2010 | 59


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80
Produced with Yudu - www.yudu.com