Oscar Flores has held the position of video gaming director at the Coeur d’Alene Casino for less than a year and the property and its guests are already reaping the benefits. In March the casino reported more than $1.5 million in jackpots, up 40 percent from 2016, and the casino floor is seeing a flurry of updates with new machines installed weekly.

"The first step was to give the player options and improve their experience, or the fun factor as we like to call it,” said Flores. “We are replacing more than 25 percent of our floor with new and exciting titles while also increasing our jackpots.”

Flores is particularly excited about introducing Lighting Link and the new King Kong Skull Island game. The Lighting Link machine includes a choice of four games as well as key features including a free spins game and linked multidenominational progression jackpot. King Kong, by Ainsworth, debuted at this year’s G2E, which features high definition screen with a touch screen LCD button deck and mechanical “bash button.” The game offers players a free games feature with random multipliers, re-triggers and big wins.

“We are working hard to make updates and improve the experience while also concentrating on giving our players the superb customer service and that welcoming environment the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has provided for so long,” said Flores. “It’s the player experience and comfort that everyone deserves.

“I’m excited to be a part of making Coeur d’Alene Casino the premier local’s choice, providing all the amenities of a large resort without losing that personal touch and welcome home feeling.”