|The results of a survey conducted amongst design and construction professionals, and released by the American Gaming association, has shown that there is likely to be shift in direction in the design of future casinos. The new focus will be to create the casinos with the aim of attracting a younger crowd instead of the usual older, wealthier attendees.|
The survey also revealed that themes for casinos would become less likely to feature, instead being replaced by more modern features. These proposed new aspects would include flat screen TVs and high speed internet access. A decisive 71 percentage of those surveyed believed that a definite shift is taking place, and is likely to be a permanent change in design direction in order to appeal to 25 to 39 year olds.
Speaking at the Global Gaming Expo taking place in Las Vegas this week, Terry Dougall, the President and CEO of LA based Dougall Design Associates, claimed that the overhaul of design plans for the future would still appeal to older patrons who would be interested in acting young. During the panel discussion he was taking part in Dougall commented: “We’re not going to grow old without kicking and screaming”. While a new vision for casinos of the future may be taking shape, the same survey however, also found that 44 percent of respondents believed that cost issues was the larger obstacle that it had ever been before, for builders and designers within the casino industry. 44 percent stated that they are still operating with the same level of cost constraints and a smaller minority of 13 percent believed they now had more freedom for building their vision than they had at any point before.