“Social distancing is here to stay” and “Grandma is streaming on her phone.”
Those are just two of the many realities that slot operators need to consider post-COVID casino. The comments came from the panel “Trends To Create a High-Performing Floor and Better Player Experience” at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Conference” on Wednesday.
Panelist Bryan Brammer, an analytics specialist at Raving Consulting, said that greater spacing of slot machines due to virus restrictions validated the idea that players prefer better separation from other guests, regardless of a threat of COVID spread. He added that it was one of the factors resulting in fewer machines on our floors post-COVID, but a surprising increase in spend and time on device.