If there's one world to best summarize my past year, it would be 'casino'. From stepping into the first casino in Pittsburgh, to getting familiar and studying with all the major casinos in Las Vegas. From knowing nothing about the gambling industry, to winning the student award of Global Gaming Expo. Casinos have been the most frequent element appears in my past year, and impact me profoundly.
It all started back in January, me and 6 of my teammates got together to pitch a student project with new casino experience. After the first all-hands meeting, we went to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. That was the first casino I went to in the US.
Soon, in February, the very same team has got approved to go to Las Vegas to study casino player behavior and preference. And what an eye opener! The sin city has leave me very deep impression with it's prosperity of gambling.
During the spring break, I went to Miami, FL and stepped on a cruise. It was an amazing experience! The cruise sailed 3 days in the Caribbean sea. The on-boat casino is not big but definitely added value to the trip(Tip: Coin dozer pays back when the wave is huge on sea and the floor is rolling).
Late in May, I have visited WMS Gaming in Chicago again, to present our semester-long project, and got my summer internship at WMS Gaming too! So I drove from Pittsburgh to Chicago and spent a great summer there. Check out the intern promo video below! I have a small hand in this.
The journey has not ended yet. During the summer I have heard G2E(http://www.globalgamingexpo.com/) and decided to try out by applying for their student development program. And it turns out I got selected to go to the conference for free! So I will be going to Vegas again this month and continue my casino adventure.