GamingToday is the nation’s only newspaper dedicated to covering the commercial casino industry, as well as pari-mutuel race wagering and Nevada’s sports betting industry. Originally established in 1976 as Sports Form, GamingToday is a full-color, tabloid-size weekly that is distributed in casinos, card rooms, race tracks and other outlets in Nevada, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. The newspaper is also available to subscribers via first class mail.
GamingToday delivers information that any visitor to a casino could want: from casino games, poker, slot machines and tournaments to entertainment to race and sports betting, as well as all the related news that practitioners need to stay on the cutting edge.
Moreover, GamingToday has become a key publication that casino executives, manufacturers and other insiders read on a weekly basis for casino industry news. Current trends, new developments, people on the move and the latest innovations within the industry are chronicled in every issue.
The GamingToday website contains all the news and features of the newspaper, plus expanded coverage in key areas: race and sports analysis and handicapping, timely casino news/slot club information, ongoing poker promotions and tournaments, as well as a comprehensive gaming guide and strategy manual for virtually all casino games and an archive of past issues of GamingToday.
GamingToday, the iconic Las Vegas sports and gaming publication, has been acquired by gaming visionary Bill Paulos. This will mark the end of an era for the renowned sports and gaming publication that was founded over 45 years ago by Chuck and Eileen DiRocco.
Established in 1976, GamingToday (formerly Sports Form) has been a staple for sports and gaming bettors in Las Vegas and across the country, and is the nation’s only newspaper dedicated to covering the commercial casino industry, as well as pari-mutuel race wagering and the emerging sports betting industry. The full-color, tabloid-size weekly is distributed in casinos, card rooms, at racetracks and other outlets.
The Gaming Today website contains all the news and features of the newspaper, plus expanded coverage in key areas: race and sports analysis and handicapping, timely casino news/slot club information, ongoing poker promotions and tournaments, as well as a comprehensive gaming guide and strategy manual for virtually all casino games and an archive of past issues.
It is also famous for its long-standing Bookie’s Battle Contest. Now entering its 39th season, the Bookie’s Battle pits linemakers against each other for who’s the best prognosticator over the course of the year.
“We are honored to be carrying on the great tradition started by Chuck and Eileen 45 years ago. We know Eileen is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement and we are excited about taking GamingToday to the next level with national expansion. The interest and the need of our land-based and digital publication is more relevant than ever given the SCOTUS ruling and the expansion of legalized gaming across the county,” said Paulos.
“I am so glad Gaming Today was able to find a buyer that is willing to take Chuck’s idea to the next level,” Ms. DiRocco said. “Chuck and Bill were good friends over the years and I feel this is almost like keeping it in the family.”
At the same time, it was announced that Howard Barish will assume the role of general manager at Gaming Today. A graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Barish has over 25 years’ experience working with Las Vegas casinos in the food and beverage industry, including Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Bally’s and Green Valley Ranch. His last position was vice president of the world-famous Stage Deli franchises.
Ronnie Berger, GamingToday’s current general manager, has accepted the position of vice president of operations at Dirson Enterprises Inc.
Gaming Today expands the Paulos business portfolio anchored by Engaged Nation, the award-winning gamified marketing company. Engaged Nation created gamified marketing in the casino industry and recently added the international MarTech Breakthrough Award for Best Interactive Content Platform to its ever-growing list of honors.
“Engaged Nation has independently established itself as an industry leader with an array of customized online to on-floor programs by helping our clients increase their financial performance. Beyond that, I am extremely excited about the tie-in with Gaming Today and Engaged Nation’s contests, including the $1 Million Pro Football Frenzy being offered to Gaming Today readers. The synergies between these two companies will offer the gaming industry the most comprehensive combination of gamification and relevant content on all aspects of sports and general gaming, using the strengths of both entities,” said Paulos.
“The team is already finalizing our plans to expand and improve Gaming Today, especially the digital side of the business, using the very solid, proven foundation that Chuck and Eileen built. I’m excited about the future of our company,” added Barish.