With the rapid expansion of online gaming offerings in several states, many brick-and-mortar casinos feared cannibalization of a successful business in the name of chasing an uncertain younger demographic.
During a panel discussion on Tuesday on internet gaming at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), experts worked hard to dispel that notion.
“I kept hearing two things: One was ‘why would anyone play online when they can come here,'” said Luisa Woods, vice president, gaming and entertainment for Delaware North. “And on the other side it was ‘why would anyone come here when they can play online.’
“What we needed to drive home,” she added, “is that those are not mutually exclusive.”