• Running Aces introduces new gaming technology

    28 December 2017

    “The technology, a type of play called dealer assist, is somewhat of a crossover between a table game and random number generated games. Because the game is run by a live dealer with live cards that show up on each console’s screen, it allows players to digitally play the game.”

    Gaming Technology is a new technology certainly helps build bigger and better games, but if there were no advances in technology for a while, publishers would continue to produce new products. That’s because this is an entertainment business and it’s driven by creativity as well as technology.

    The face of video games has changed so drastically that we probably wouldn’t have even been able to predict where we are today just five years ago.Gaming technology  are on the cusp of unlocking the true potential of the Internet for video games. Odds are in favor that the way we play games will be completely different, again, just two or three years from now.

    n early 2019, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told shareholders what he thought was the company’s stiffest competition. It wasn’t HBO, Disney+ or Amazon. It wasn’t cable television or movie theaters either. In his estimation, the biggest threat to Netflix’s continued dominance in entertainment was the video game Fortnite.

    “It used to be ‘what to watch’ and now it’s ‘whether to watch,’” wrote Matthew Ball, former head of strategy at Amazon Studios. “And the answer is increasingly ‘no, I’m going to play a game.’”

    Just how often are people choosing to reach for a game controller instead of a TV remote?  or have you seen the increase in sales of the newest borderlands 3 split screen specially made for your gaming experience ! An overview of the numbers paints an illuminating picture. In 2019, the gaming industry generated $120 billion in revenue, and experts predict it could reach $200 billion within two years; 100 million viewers tuned in to watch players compete in the World Championship of the game League of Legends — a larger haul than the telecast of the Super Bowl; and, by 2021, it’s projected that 2.7 billion people — about one-third of the global population — will be gamers.

  • What Minnesota has riding on Supreme Court’s sports gambling ruling

    15 December 2017

    “Minnesota businesses, such as SportsRadar, a sports focused data analytics company, and Canterbury Park Holding Corp., will stand to benefit if the Legislature acts quickly. By regulating sports gambling, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety could ferret out bad actors in the marketplace.”

  • Celebrating 25 years of gaming excitement, Red Lake Gaming Enterprises renews longstanding business relationship with Table Trac

    12 December 2017

    “…Table Trac is honored and proud to announce that they’ve been chosen to return to Red Lake Gaming and provide casino management systems.”

  • ‘A win for all of us’: Leech Lake officials break ground at site of new casino

    7 December 2017

    “Six months after Leech Lake band members voted to build a new casino in Cass Lake, officials broke ground at the construction site Thursday…The new casino, scheduled to open during the summer of 2019, will include 650 slots, four blackjack tables, 100 hotel rooms, a food court, brew pub, restaurant, and a circle bar on the casino floor, as well as a 250-seat event center, fitness center, gift shop, and arcade.”

  • ‘It shows they’re looking forward’

    5 December 2017

    “With the addition of more than 300 rooms at Treasure Island Resort and Casino, the Red Wing-area destination and entertainment venue has risen to the rank of the second-largest hotel in Minnesota. Shelley Buck, president of the Prairie Island Indian Community, said the two new hotel towers – one which opens this weekend, the second which opens in a few weeks – bring the total number of rooms at Treasure Island to 788.”

  • Allied Charities Minnesota update letter

    24 November 2017

    “You can say whatever you want about me or Allied Charities, but you cannot ignore the numbers and trends. With no changes to the current prize payout/expense/tax/fee structure we are on a collision course to zero profit. When charities are done, everyone connected to us will be too.”

  • Canterbury Park requests 70-day racing schedule for 2018

    16 November 2017

    “The MRC is expected to act on Canterbury’s request next month. The recently concluded 2017 meet offered 67 days of racing.”

  • NIGA announces opening of 2018 event registration

    15 November 2017

    “We are excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from members, attendees, speakers and sponsors for the first-time Las Vegas location. Providing a new and unique show experience for our customers is a priority as we continue to evolve and grow the Indian Gaming tradeshow.”

  • Taking exception: ‘The disrespect that modern Native Americans battle’

    26 October 2017

    Has the Prairie Island Indian Community taken a single step toward putting a casino on that land? No. Has the Tribe expressed to West Lakeland, the federal government and the Pioneer Press its intent to do something else with the land? Yes.

  • Charitable gambling tax leaves nonprofits less to give

    19 October 2017

    “The more you earn, the more the real tax percentage goes up. It’s a shame…Makes you wonder why you would work harder to make money.”