IGT will continue its slow but sure down trend. I must admit I am sad to see it happen but it makes sense when you understand how IGT's lack of attention to its competition and unwillingness to stay current with the latest technologies - specifically video gaming and central determination type systems - has left them behind.
The numbers don't lie - they are losing business and companies like Ballys who have invested in technology (e.g., their purchase of SDG systems who has the leading technology in central determination type system - ticket in ticket out) may be the next leaders in the industry.
Like I said above, it is sad to see this happen especailly since I made some good mony as it climbed. I will look fof getting back in when it dips below 20 and if management starts moving in the right direction.
How exactly does Video Gambling (or gaming, as you stated) fit with the casino environment? I suspect you are getting at the idea of still playing (gambling) in the casino, itself. I have noticed some machines on the floor of one of the local casinos I visit, are wired up to somekind of "Vegas-playoff, remotely I guess).
Has anyone asked the staff of the casinos how on-line gambling fits in with their venue? KFor instance, could a Native American Casino sponsor an on-line prescence, on their lands, that USA citizens could play-to or play-from? Next time I go out to the Indian Casino I will try to ask them what they have as an option in that area.
Could IGT have a video "Game" Machine or programne Game, that awards points and 'prizes' that one could cash in at a casino-type retailer? Now a have-done-it!