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AGA’s Gaming CEO Outlook Suggests Gaming Industry Will Continue to Grow in New Year

by Global Payments Gaming Team / December 10, 2021

In 2021, the global gaming industry made a remarkable recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic presented a major setback for the gaming industry, especially casino gaming, but easing COVID-19 restrictions and continued legalization of gambling opened the opportunity for the industry to grow beyond pre-pandemic levels.

After a record-breaking Q3 2021, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the Gaming CEO Outlook. The Gaming CEO Outlook uses industry data and veteran expertise to create a picture of the gaming industry’s present and future. The Gaming Executive Panel, consisting of AGA-member CEOs across multiple disciplines in the gaming industry, expressed that the gaming industry should continue to grow at an annualized rate of 2.7% over the next several months. While this growth is not as dramatic as the growth experienced in 2021, casinos are still in a great position to make massive gains. Global Payments Gaming Solutions helps make this a reality for casinos across the country.

Global Payments’ solutions are designed to maximize revenue for casinos while creating an unforgettable experience for patrons. For example, VIP Mobility™ is the industry’s first mobile solution enabling true cashless gaming from funding through cash-out. By harnessing the flexibility and ease of Global Payments’ groundbreaking VIP Preferred® account network, plus functions like eCheck and Choice 4™ deferred settlement, patrons can directly transfer funds from their VIP Preferred balance to their favorite game. VIP Mobility empowers casinos to overcome the limited capabilities of legacy technology to establish a true, consumer-centric approach to gaming and deliver an enhanced patron experience. 

The Gaming Executive Panel also addressed some possible limiting factors for growth in 2022. The panel participants identified supply chain delays and labor shortages as the most salient issues concerning the gaming industry. Global Payments’ VIP Mobility combats this by leveraging casinos’ existing infrastructure, eliminating the need to purchase additional hardware through the backed-up supply chain. By leveraging system agnostic solutions like VIP Mobility, casino operators can reduce operational costs and ease the effects of labor shortages.

The Gaming CEO Outlook indicates that the gaming industry will likely continue to grow for the next several months. While the future is not certain, industry leaders expect another year of growth in 2022. Global Payments Gaming Solutions enables casinos to capitalize on this trend and continue to grow in the new year.

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