Marketing Strategies for Casinos: A Case for Australia
Authors: Koo, Bon-Ki; Lee, Timothy J.; Ahn, Tae-Hong
Source: Tourism Analysis, Volume 17, Number 2, 2012 , pp. 245-251(7)
Publisher: Cognizant Communication Corporation
Abstract:The increasing popularity of the gambling industry has prompted casinos to develop strategies to maintain a competitive advantage and accomplish business goals. This study examines the Australian casino operations to provide ideas for potential promotional strategies. Seven such strategies are identified: advertising; improved public relations; sales promotions; personal selling; branding image; loyalty programs; and pricing and packages. The importance of each is discussed with examples drawn from casinos, and promotional strategies are provided with a critical evaluation in a broader context. This study provides a method for casino practitioners to monitor and review their promotional strategies to keep stimulating patronage and enhancing overall revenues.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012
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