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Seminole Hard Rock Named Top “Employer of Choice” in Gaming Industry for Fourth Year in a Row

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Seminole Hard Rock Results Increased Five Percentage Points from 2017 to 2018

 

Results of the latest Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey have further cemented the top spot of Seminole Hard Rock as the clear “Employer of Choice” among the industry’s 34 casino companies or standalone casinos.

According to the survey, which was conducted from August through October, 2018 and released this year, 24.83 percent of all respondents ranked Seminole Hard Rock as one of their top three employers of interest.  The result was up five percent from the corresponding number in 2017.

In the latest survey, 1,363 unique participants responded to online questions, up from slightly more than 1,000 respondents in 2017.  The survey is produced jointly by Bristol Associates, Inc., and Spectrum Gaming Group.  This year marks the 18th Annual Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey.

The 4-year winning streak is strong evidence of a positive workplace reputation and quality work environment of both Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International, which was acquired by the Seminole Tribe of Florida in 2007 and shares its Hollywood, Fla., corporate offices with the headquarters for Seminole Gaming.

During that time, Hard Rock International was also named to Forbes Magazine’s lists of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Women.

A complete copy of the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey results may be obtained on line at http://blog.bristolassoc.com/casino-survey-2018-results/

“It means a lot to be recognized by so many gaming industry executives as their Employer of Choice,” said Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International.  “We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition for Seminole Hard Rock.”

According to Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group, “To become a leader among such leaders requires an added focus on retaining and motivating talent.  By definition, to become such a leader, you have to listen to your people, and respond to their needs and aspirations.”

The annual survey is conducted on line and represents a sampling of casino and gaming executives from across North America.  According to Spectrum Gaming Group and Bristol Associates, survey respondents are diverse in terms of geography, executive responsibilities, years of experience and other meaningful criteria.  The survey is designed to ensure that the respondents have worked in the casino and gaming industry and that no one is surveyed more than once.

 

About Seminole Gaming:
Seminole Gaming operates seven Florida casinos for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla.  Seminole Gaming has long been recognized for its industry innovations and success.  It was the first Indian Tribe in North America to open a high-stakes bingo hall and casino, which debuted in 1979 and became the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement.

About Hard Rock International:
With venues in 75 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in Rock Shops and online at https://shop.hardrock.com. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live performance venues. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street in the United Kingdom, Kathmandu, Nepal, Kyoto, Japan and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards.

 

SOURCE Seminole Gaming

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Mobile Betting Bill Fails to Progress Through New York Assembly

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Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile betting bill has failed to progress through the New York Assembly. The legislative session saw S17 fail to progress beyond the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes.

Addabbo tweeted that he saw no clear reason why the state could not implement mobile sports betting in 2019. Failure to do so would see the state miss out on around $75m in revenue, funding for education, and both job creation and retention.

“NY will be stuck like a disabled car on the shoulder, while we allow an illegal sports betting business in our state thrive and idly watch other neighboring states pass us up with enormous revenue gains from mobile sports betting,” Addabbo said.

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Eldorado Resorts to Buy Caesars Entertainment Corp

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Eldorado Resorts Inc., the US based casino operator, has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp through a $17.3 billion cash and stock deal.

The deal, which is expected to be announced soon, values Caesars at close to $13 a share. The combined company’s ownership would be split roughly between Eldorado and Caesars shareholders.

An Eldorado spokesman said the company did not comment on rumours or speculation. Caesars did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The combination of the two companies would create a serious competitor to larger casino industry players, such as Las Vegas Sands Corp, Wynn Resorts Ltd and MGM Resorts International.

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Encore Boston Harbor Opens its Doors

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Encore Boston Harbor has officially opened its doors to the general public. Totalling $2.6 billion in single phase development, Encore Boston Harbor is the country’s most expensive resort development of 2019. The resort is designed by Wynn veteran, Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Wynn Design.

The resort features a 210,000-square-foot casino; 15 dining and lounge venues; 671 guest rooms and suites; 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space; an ultra-premium spa; and a four-season, six-acre Harborwalk.

“I want to thank each of you for joining us on this beautiful day, including our first resort guests. To the members of Everett United, thank you, you have been with us all the way from the beginning and I couldn’t be more pleased that you are here with us today,” Bob DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor said.

“Eight years ago the people of Massachusetts and lawmakers had the foresight to understand that with the passing of the gaming legislation, there could be the opportunity for economic development and the finest integrated resort in the region. I am here to tell you Encore Boston Harbor has achieved those goals,” Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts said.

“For the residents of Everett, Everett United and the 86% of residents who took the time on a Saturday to vote yes to a resort in our city, this truly is an amazing day. Encore Boston Harbor is now a front door to the City of Everett. Thank you to all of the hard-working union members who participated in the construction of this project,” Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said.

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