I’ve read some articles by casino leaders recently that have inspired me to start dreaming about what my casino would look like. The latest article has a statement by Paragon Gaming Inc. president, Scott Menke, that I believe is simple yet compelling. I quote, “We don’t like to build casinos… we build destinations – it’s entertainment.” This man sets casinos on fire and creates casino fireworks!
According to dictionary.com, the word casino was originally used to refer to a social gathering place, a room or building where one could dance, listen to music, and gamble. This last pastime seems to have gained precedence over the others. Casinos were meant to be:
- great social gathering places
- places of interactive entertainment
- music havens
- gambling houses
It looks like the casino leaders that are making a difference are returning to casino roots. How does your casino rate on the four points above?