Must Be Present to Win
No industry relies on promotions to drive customer traffic quite like the gaming industry. Casino operators love to conduct promotions. In fact, in many gaming operations, the primary role of casino marketing is perceived as that of designing and implementing promotions.
Casino promotions take all shapes and sizes and run the gamut from frequent “hot-seat” promotions, in which players are selected from the casino floor and awarded a modest prize for playing slot machines, to large-scale drawings for cash, cars and even houses. For the latter, many casinos attach the caveat, “must be present to win” to their list of rules. Virtually all casino operators who employ this rule have, at one time or another, heard complaints from both customers and employees over this requirement. This article explores the pros and cons of requiring customers’ presence at drawings and how casino operators can design promotions that best meet the needs of their market..View Full Article