Casinos and gambling games were changing before the global pandemic known as COVID. Now, the entire gambling sector is forced to hit the reset button. Will casino-resorts come back like before? What about the thousands of casino workers, including dealers -- should they look for other jobs and work on developing alternative skills? What games will gamblers be playing 5, 10, and 20 years from now? Those are just a few of the questions addressed and answered in this in-depth (1-hour, 45-min.) discussion on all aspects of casino and gambling culture.
0:04 - Intro
2:33 - Should casino employees be looking for new jobs?
10:53 - Locals casinos vs tourist casinos, who will fare better?
15:07 - Will Las Vegas ever truly recover from COVID?
26:48 - Does blackjack have a future?
36:04 - What is the future of craps?
40:37 - Is the "new" Las Vegas sustainable?
47:15 - The future of roulette and digitized table games.
52:32 - Balancing experienced casino people vs well-educated bean counters.
58:10 - Baccarat and "carnival" table games.
1:07:09 - Slot machines and video poker. (Note: The correct title of the book mentioned is "What Stays in Vegas" written by Adam Tanner)
1:11:40 - The future of poker, both live and online.
1:18:25 - Horse racing and sports betting.
1:33:10 - What does the next generation of gamblers want?
1:41:36 - Final thoughts
Matt Lessinger and Nolan Dalla are the participants in this latest unscripted episode of "An Intelligent Conversation."