Decline in popularity of 'table games' subject of industry conference
November 18, 2016 9:38 AM
by Robert Mann
The decline in the popularity of so called “table games” in the gambling world is the subject of an industry conference that concluded Wednesday at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
The number and kinds of green-felt games are decreasing in many casinos at a significant rate. Games such as roulette, craps, blackjack and baccarat were industry bulwarks for decades but have decreased in popularity in recent years along with slots and many other traditional forms of gambling.
The Cutting Edge Table Games Conference is produced by the Casino Journal, a gambling trade publication. It features seminars entitled “We Have Met the Enemy: It Is Us!” and “A Table Game Dinosaur Who Refuses To Go Extinct.”
Seminars are focusing on how new technology, typically associated with slot and video games can help enliven the older, more traditional games.