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In this January 2015 issue of Casino Journal, read about Harrah's Gulf Coast successful renovations and rebranding to stay salient in the increasingly crowded southern gaming market. Get a preview of this year's ICE Totally Gaming show and see who has the best boardrooms in gaming.

Harrah's Golf Coast rebrands and redesigns for a low cost and high impact

The low-cost, high-impact redesign and rebranding of Harrah’s Gulf Coast looks and feels like a winner


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Casinos adopt micro markets for faster and better food for employees

With casinos more often than not being a 24/7 operation, employers are seeking out new and more effective ways to feed their staffs. One potential solution for workers and management alike is the micro market, an automated store that not only provides numerous food and beverage options, but also saves money on the bottom line.


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Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort receives accolades for sustainable operations and practices

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort recently earned the Three Green Globes environment rating from the Green Building Initiative for its energy efficient building, sustainable operational practices and stunning architecture.


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AETHOS Consulting examines the latest industry governance trends in its annual report on gaming’s best boards

With five fewer companies in the mix this year, the continued shake-up and consolidation trend across public gaming companies is the theme in AETHOS Consulting Group’s study of corporate governance in the gaming industry.


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Carrier Enterprises updates its HVAC technology solutions to improve guest service and operational efficiency

Carrier Enterprises (CE) previewed its state-of-the-art E-TAC II technology from Gree, as well as Founten’s cutting edge Intelligent Wireless HVAC Energy Management Solution and the PTAC Air Knight air purification system at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS ) that took place recently in New York City.


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The Evolve line of cleaning products formulated with the environment in mind

 Where are green cleaners and then there is Evolve, the first all-natural, green cleaning technology proven in both lab testing and customer use to match or exceed the performance of petroleum-based jan-san cleaners and laundry detergents. Agaia, Inc., makers of Evolve, recently announced that its line of Green Seal approved commercial cleaning products is expanding internationally as pressure mounts in the global janitorial services market for the use of environmentally and human-safe cleaning products and practices. 


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Case study: Maintaining the physical plant to ensure comfort and safety for casino resort patrons

Facilities maintenance providers and experts outline how casino resorts can better maintain the physical plant and its services to ensure the comfort and safety of both guests and employees


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Bill validator vendors develop new products and technology to better serve a changing market

With technology advancing faster than ever, currency validator manufacturers are racing to upgrade their wares to keep pace with slot machines and gaming devices that have become more advanced and capable of handling greater volumes of play.


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The 2015 ICE Totally Gaming show is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet

By any measure, the 2014 ICE Totally Gaming conference and trade show was a success—attracting 23,506 gaming industry professionals from 156 nations, a 7 percent increase over 2013 attendance totals, and 503 exhibiting companies taking up 55,000 square meters of space at London’s ExCeL Center.


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Why and how casinos should be preparred for DDoS cyber attacks

In the aftermath of an unprecedented spate of data breach cyber attacks on U.S. companies in 2014, it’s tempting for casinos and other businesses to view credit card theft as the top risk facing their organizations.


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Social casinos prove to be a marketing marvel

There’s no debating the fact that social casino gaming has become big business.


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Casino development the latest arena for old rivals

As a long-time resident of New York City who was born and raised in a small town outside of Boston, I have had a catbird’s seat for the age-old rivalry between these two neighboring, but culturally distinct, areas of the country.


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Thomas Zitt asks, "Why not us?"

This is the question Thomas Zitt, senior vice president, research, The Innovation Group, posed during a presentation of its “Consumer Behavior in the Gaming Industry and U.S. Gaming Revenue Trends” report last month, and it’s a good one.


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In praise of Anthony Curtis

I haven’t written a “tribute column” in quite some time. It’s not that some great folks in our industry don’t deserve one, it’s just that, well, heck, OK, no excuses. I aim to fix that beginning in 2015.


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What to look for when hiring a casino host

If you’ve visited my Casino Host Player Development blog, you may have seen a post from several months ago entitled “Six Things to Look For in a Casino Host New Hire.” In it, I covered some basic attributes one would want to find in host candidates.


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Atlantic City gaming revenues to contract but 2015 outlook stable

North American gaming sector credit risks are looking less palatable heading into 2015, according to Fitch Ratings


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NRT Technology announces new North American contracts

Expanding its fastest growing Casino Cash Access Business, NRT announces new contracts in North America


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Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos select SafeCharge eGaming payments platform

Mecca Bingo & Grosvenor Casinos Select SafeCharge to Provide a Streamlined Payments Solution
 


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CPI taps Advanced Gaming Associates for support services

Advanced Gaming Associates selected to add its expertise


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NETELLERGO online payments solution—OPTIMAL PAYMENTS

New way for online merchants to accept alternative payments and expand their global business


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By the Book online gaming database—AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION

The new Cutting-Edge Policy Resource is a part of AGA’s aggressive “Get to Know Gaming” campaign

 


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Sons of Anarchy Class III slot machine—ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES

Anarchy is upon us as FX Network’s Golden Globe winning “Sons of Anarchy” comes to casinos in Aristocrat’s new class III slot game


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Top 20 Gaming Technology Awards call for entries

Submit your top new technology products today!
 


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$1 billion in wagers placed on Caesars Interactive online wagering sites in N.J.

Caesars reports 2014 numbers around one year anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey 


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Golden Nugget Lake Charles Now Open

New $700 million hotel and casino changes the gaming scene in the South


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New study showcases gaming industry impact on Nevada

Casino gaming supports more than 425,000 jobs in Nevada, generates $7.9 billion in taxes


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Casino Executive News: January 2015

Who's doing what and going where in the casino industry.


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New York Gaming Facility Boards grants licenses for Las Vegas-style casino resorts outside the city

After months of anticipation, the New York Gaming Facility Location Board finally decided the companies that would receive licenses to develop Las Vegas-style casino resorts in specific regions throughout the state.


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AGS makes incremental gains

American Gaming Systems (AGS), the Las Vegas-based designer, manufacturer and operator of Class II gaming machines for the Native American market with an emerging presence in a broad range of commercial Class III markets in the United States, has been in the news quite of bit as of late, thinks in large part to a spate of acquisitions that included the purchase of specialty slot provider Colossal Gaming, and Casino War Blackjack, a developer of unique table games concepts.


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2015 New Slot Preview: Sons of Anarchy

Dallas Orchard, vice president of gaming operations for Aristocrat Technologies, discusses the company’s new Sons of Anarchy Slot Game, which is in the process of being rolled out to North American gaming facilities

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Casino Journal January 2015 cover

2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Casino Journal, read about Harrah's Gulf Coast successful renovations and rebranding to stay salient in the increasingly crowded southern gaming market. Get a preview of this year's ICE Totally Gaming show and see who has the best boardrooms in gaming.
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2015 Janaury / February

In this January/February 2015 Issue of Slot Manager, learn about how slot manufacturers and providers are looking to attract the video gaming crowd with competitive, skill-based games. And, see what's up with slot providers and their licensed games.
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