As always, with the coming of the new year comes new challenges for operators, suppliers and the gaming industry at large. The gaming business is approaching a crossroads in any number of areas, from the spread of online gaming to the creation of new types of experiences on the casino floor.
How soon will the era of eSports blossom? Will the industry’s lobbyists finally convince the U.S. Congress to repeal the federal ban on sports betting? When will online gaming spread beyond the three U.S. states where it is now legal? With help from our editorial board and experts on each of the trends emerging in gaming, here is our view of the top 10 trends to follow in 2017. As always, we welcome your feedback on how you see the new year progressing on these and other topics.
10 Casino Trends for 2017:
1. The Era of eSports is Upon Us
7. Skill Wave
As the first skill-based slot games arrive at casinos, the industry waits to see how the genre will evolve
Five ‘seasoned’ members of the gaming industry share their experiences and predictions