Last week, the Division of Gaming Enforcement in New Jersey announced figures that provide more evidence that interest in gaming and casino entertainment continues to rise. According to the figures, casino revenue in October was up by more than 13% from the year before.
One of the reasons for this was the advent of sports gambling in New Jersey, which took into effect in June after the Supreme Court ruled in May in favor of allowing states to legalize sports betting. However, online gaming, the opening of new casinos, interactive gaming systems on casino floors, and top entertainment draws have all helped to increase casino revenue in New Jersey and all of North America.
As casinos look to attract new guests and retain ones they already have, they will need to continue to be on the forefront of new technologies and have a clear understanding of what the public is looking for when it comes to gaming. Here are several casino trends we should see in 2019 and beyond.
More Slot Machines Will Have a Skill Element to Them: As casinos attempt to attract younger guests, the industry will continue to incorporate slot machines that have a skill element to them. Many, in fact, may mirror some of the gaming features found in video games that these younger guests grew up with.
Interactive Gaming Systems Will Change How Gamers Interact with Casinos: KGM CONNECT enables casinos to deliver the best online content to meet their guests’ expectations when it comes to gaming. Users can access fun and engaging online games on touch-enabled kiosks, wall panels, and tables in a stunning lounge setting. Interactive gaming systems bring the popularity of online and social gaming to the casino floor and should be seen more in 2019.
New Table Games Will Be Introduced: Some games, like blackjack and poker, require some mastery to play correctly and increase a player’s odds of winning. While many love these games, others are just looking for a game that requires some skill but one that can be learned rather quickly. Casino operators understand this and will continue to bring new table games to the casino floor to see which ones their guests are drawn to.
In all, casinos operators will always try to give their guests what they want when it comes to gaming. This includes offering the highest level of customer service (in-person and online), top entertainment options, fine dining, and more. Additionally, as guests become more familiar with online and social games, they will be drawn to these types of games on the casino floor too. Interactive gaming systems and other technologies should help them reach their audience. Contact us today to learn more about our KGM CONNECT interactive gaming technology.