About the Survey
Bristol Associates and Spectrum Gaming Group have conducted the Annual Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey for 15 years. Together we survey gaming executives from around the country about their careers including long and short term goals, satisfaction at their current position, and general outlook on the field to better understand the casino gaming industry and the executives who lead it. We had over 1,000 respondents this year, our highest participation to date. Below are highlights from the survey results. The full report is available here and the PowerPoint version can be viewed on SlideShare at the following link: 2015 Casino Gaming Executive Job Satisfaction Survey Key Takeaways.
Employer Rating for Gaming Companies
The Seminole Tribe of Florida took the lead as this year’s employer of first choice, surpassing last year’s winner Penn National Gaming by 2%.
Job Satisfaction Factors
On average, casino executives voted relationship with immediate supervisor as the most important factor for career satisfaction, with job security and base compensation trailing closely behind.
Perception of Outlook for Regional Casino Markets
According to our respondents, the overall outlook for the casino industry showed an increase in levels of optimism in regards to almost all regions in 2015. Exceptions include an 8% decrease in outlook in the California market, and no change from last year in Racinos. Atlantic City shows an impressive 20% increase in optimism from last year’s survey.
Outlook on Future of Personal Career
When asked if our respondents are optimistic about the future of their careers in the casino industry, the average response was 4.3 on a scale of 1-5, continuing the upward trend.
The 2015 Bristol Associates/Spectrumetrix Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey was conducted online and had a total of 1,019 respondents, representing a sampling of casino and gaming executives from across North America. The respondents are diverse in terms of geography, executive responsibilities, years of experience and other meaningful criteria. The survey was designed to ensure that the respondents have worked in the casino and gaming industry and that no one was surveyed more than once.