The passage of Proposition lA in 2000 allowed many Indian gaming casinos in California to rapidly grow from small local oriented properties to regional gaming and entertainment destinations. Casinos that were once little more than bingo halls with class n gaming devices quickly became fullservice casinos offering guests a multitude of dining and entertainment options. Most significant to marketers was the addition of sophisticated player tracking systems that allowed Indian casinos to employ database marketing programs and analytical tools that were once only available to non-Native American casinos.
Unfortunately the staffing needs of marketing departments for many of these rapidly growing casinos often did not keep up with these hurried expansions. As such many casinos now find themselves marketing larger properties, promoting multiple dining options, expensive headliner entertainment, hotel, meeting space and greatly expanded gaming operations with virtually the same sized staff that they had prior to this period of growth.View Full Article Read More