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Who Loves Ya, Baby?

How casinos can make more money with less cost. By Victor H. Royer

I happen to be old enough to remember the TV Show “Kojak”, starring Telly Savalas. In his role as Detective Theo Kojak, he made this catch-phrase world-famous. “Who Loves Ya, Baby?” became the “in” phrase of the 1970’s – at least for a while.

But what does that have to do with casinos and gambling?

It has to do with customers. The good, and the bad. And no, not the ugly, as in that famous Clint Eastwood spaghetti Western. And it applies both to the casino operators, and equipment manufacturers, particularly slot makers.

Pokerstars Casino Launches in Italy

PokerStars has earned its reputation as the leader in online casino gaming and is the most popular online poker site in the world. With celebrity endorsements, fast cash outs, and award-winning software, it’s no wonder that the site has grown to be a globally recognized name in online gambling.

Retail Evolution

Felix Rappaport, President & CEO, Foxwoods Resort Casino talks to Stephen Karoul

Diamond Life

Glyn Thomas talks to Duncan Savage Managing Director Rainbow Casino

What Makes Slot Machines So Addictive?

Slot machines have been around for quite some time now. The story begins back in the 20th century when The Liberty Bell Machine was presented as the world’s first slot machine.

Decades later, slot machines can be found everywhere - in brick and mortar casinos, at online casinos and even on mobile devices. Players seem to love these seemingly simple games and they can’t stop spinning the reels that every now and then treat them with mouth watering prizes. Hence, the question that many people ask themselves is: “What makes slot machines so addictive?”

Vietnam: Interesting, Intriguing and Mysterious

Exclusive interview with Shaun McCamley, President of the Ho Tram Casino Resort in Vietnam. By Steve Karoul

This article is a follow up to the exclusive coverage that Casino Life Magazine had last November on the new Ho Tram Casino Resort. Vietnam is still a mystery to many people around the world but a country that also has much appeal and interest. 

The Ho Tram Casino Resort along with their Greg Norman designed Bluffs Golf Course are both extremely exciting and intriguing. Steve Karoul recently had a unique opportunity to interview their president, Shaun McCamley, at the Ho Tram Casino Resort.

Bespoke Modular Vaults are a safe bet for Casino Owners

The importance of obtaining a secure facility for storing cash and chips in casinos.

It is not surprising that compliance regulations in the gaming industry are among the most stringent of all businesses. The UK is one of the largest contributors to the international gambling industry, generating a gross gambling yield of £6.2 billion between October 2011 and September 2012 according to the latest available figures.

The Gambling Commission is the regulatory body for commercial gambling in the UK and was set up under the Gambling Act 2005. Its list of responsibilities includes work to ensure that licensees act in accordance with the requirements imposed by the Gambling Act 2005 and other related regulations and standards.

Capital Casino

Peter White talks to Madis Jääger, CEO of Olympic Entertainment Group

Hilton Tallinn Park is an impressive building. Can you outline some of the world-class features?

This will be the first Hilton hotel in the Baltic countries. The hotel will also offer top-notch conference facilities, fitness centre, spa with an indoor swimming pool, outdoor sun terrace and an all-day restaurant. The ground floor of the hotel will also feature Estonia’s flagship Olympic Casino.

How many and what type of rooms does the hotel have?

The hotel will have 202 rooms and suites, also overlooking the medieval Tallinn Old Town and the sea. The top three floors will be executive floors where rooms have French balconies. The top floor of the hotel will be holding an executive lounge.

Mercury Rising

Cammegh Where Quality Counts

What are your plans for 2015? What are the main challenges for you as a company and for the industry in general?

2015 looks set to be a very exciting year for Cammegh; we have already had a very busy year, as well as celebrating our 25th anniversary in March, my father Bill Cammegh received the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award at this year’s Gaming Awards. John Grannell has joined us on a more full time basis to assist in the sales of our roulette side bets and we’ve had a fabulous showing at this year’s ICE Show.

Social Gaming vs. Casino Gambling by: Victor H. Royer

Why “social” isn’t the same as “casino”

The latest buzz-words in corporate boardrooms seem to be “Social Gaming”. At the same time, executives from all areas of the casino industry appear to be using the words “social” and “casino” as if they were synonymous. Or at least interchangeable. Recent corporate excitement on this topic has reached new heights, as the “social gaming” market topped $2.7 billion in annual revenue. OK, great. Nice. Ummm … but aren’t we forgetting something? Global casino gambling still makes over $160 billion annually. That’s a lot more than this “social” something.

So why this sudden euphoric excitement over “social gaming”?