There was a sense of optimism in the air as the G2E wrapped up, a survey showed most casino officials were optimistic about the future of the gaming industry despite a sputtering economy.
A poll conducted by the organizers of the Global Gaming Expo showed that 77 percent of the casino professionals surveyed said they feel positive about where the industry is headed in 2012.
Additionally, of those surveyed, 80 percent believe that the gaming company they work for will be stronger in 2012 and more than 75 percent of them say they are not concerned about their future employment. It seems few of those surveyed came from Atlantic City.
As the Pressofatlanticcity reports, while the G2E attracted casino professionals from around the globe, many of Atlantic City’s top gaming executives were noticeably absent.
So while the optimism floated in the air at the G2E, Aimee Schultz, marketing director for AC Slots, a slot machine manufacturer based in Pleasantville, told the Pressofatlanticcity that companies struggling in Atlantic City’s slumping economy couldn’t afford to send large delegations to Las Vegas.
Tony Rodio, president and chief executive officer of Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, said, “It’s so tough right now because of the economy…Tropicana used to send seven or eight executives to the gaming conference. Now, we send the chief executive officer and only a few other executives.” – Pressofatlanticcity