The Innovation Group of Companies and Global Gaming Business magazine last month announced a groundbreaking conference, RD&E: Retail, Dining and Entertainment in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry. The conference will be held May 30-31 at the M Resort in Las Vegas, a property designed to take advantage of non-gaming amenities.
RD&E: Retail, Dining and Entertainment in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry is the first and only conference dedicated to non-gaming amenities and the revenue they produce. On the Las Vegas Strip today, almost 75 percent of the revenue comes from non-gaming sources. With the recent slump in gaming revenues and increased competition around the world, non-gaming revenues can be the salvation of many casino resort properties.
“Casino resorts must take advantage of every revenue opportunity,” says Steve Rittvo, chairman of The Innovation Group of Companies. “RD&E will give casino executives, officials in gaming jurisdictions and suppliers to the resort industry a roadmap of how to incorporate non-gaming amenities in a way that creates synergy between all departments.”
RD&E will cover the food and beverage experience, unique retail strategies and diverse entertainment options—ranging from nightclubs and performance venues to golf tournaments and special events—available to the casino and resort industry today. The conference will also examine the meetings and convention business, along with how non-gaming amenities can increase tourism to any region. Expert speakers from each discipline will demonstrate how to identify customers, how to reward them for their non-gaming spend, and how to brand a property or destination as more than just gaming.
“The gaming industry has always been hospitality-based,” said Roger Gros, the publisher of Global Gaming Business magazine. “Until RD&E, however, every property had to find its own way. RD&E is an annual conference that emphasizes the importance of non-gaming revenues and explains how to get there.”
RD&E will be held at the M Resort in Las Vegas, a luxurious property several miles south of the Las Vegas Strip owned by Penn National Gaming, with all the non-gaming amenities that demonstrate the potential for properties large and small.
For more information on RD&E: Retail, Dining and Entertainment in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry, visit RDEExperience.com, or contact Roger Gros at Global Gaming Business magazine at 702-248-1565, x225 or [email protected]