Should Casinos Bet on OTA Demand?

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Traditional hoteliers have been debating the costs versus the benefits of third-party hotel room distribution for nearly two decades now. Since 2001, hoteliers have relied on online travel agencies like Expedia, Booking.com and Travelocity to reach more potential travelers than they can on their own. And they’re often outspoken about the cost of using such channels.

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Wynn Confirms Casinos’ Increased Focus on Non-Gaming Revenue

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

According to casino mogul Steve Wynn, none of the casino resorts he has owned and/or operated — Mirage, Golden Nugget, Bellagio, Encore, to name a few — have ever done as much in gaming revenue as they have from amenities off the casino floor.

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Gaming Revenue Dips Underscore Importance of Non-Gaming Revenue

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

If you pay attention to the headlines, you’re undoubtedly noticing casinos across the Northeastern United States are having a pretty rough start to 2017.

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