Interblock introduces electronic table games to Jeju-Do Island, South Korea | 2017-11-15



Interblock recently announced that Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino signed a deal with the company that will bring electronic table games to Jeju-Do Island in South Korea for the first time ever.  The installation will consist of a 26-seat Diamond Stadium composed of a live baccarat dealer table, automated roulette and automated sic bo generators. Players will have the ability to play up to three games at a time from one play station. Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino will also bring Interblock’s Organic product line to its casino floor including Organic Roulette with eight seats and Organic Sic Bo with eight seats.

“It has been an honor to partner and collaborate with Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino in order to make this vision a reality,” said  Michael Hu, vice president of Asia at Interblock. “We look forward to providing a wide range of ETG content for the first time in Jeju Island, which will give players new gaming experiences and provide Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino with new revenues from their players. This is an exciting time for this province, this casino and for Interblock.”

 



Interblock recently announced that Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino signed a deal with the company that will bring electronic table games to Jeju-Do Island in South Korea for the first time ever.  The installation will consist of a 26-seat Diamond Stadium composed of a live baccarat dealer table, automated roulette and automated sic bo generators. Players will have the ability to play up to three games at a time from one play station. Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino will also bring Interblock’s Organic product line to its casino floor including Organic Roulette with eight seats and Organic Sic Bo with eight seats.

“It has been an honor to partner and collaborate with Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino in order to make this vision a reality,” said  Michael Hu, vice president of Asia at Interblock. “We look forward to providing a wide range of ETG content for the first time in Jeju Island, which will give players new gaming experiences and provide Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino with new revenues from their players. This is an exciting time for this province, this casino and for Interblock.”

 

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to expand hospitality offerings in Tucson | 2017-11-15



The Pascua Yaqui Tribe recently announced it is expanding hospitality amenities in Tucson at its casino enterprises, Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun.

In October, the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council approved up to 150 additional hotel rooms, 90 RV sites and a 9,600 square foot expansion of the current convention space at Casino Del Sol. In addition, a new 11,000- quare foot event center next to Casino of the Sun will be built.

“The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is honored to have the opportunity to build new accommodations and meeting spaces for guests who visit our properties,” said Robert Valencia, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. “These additions will create more jobs and will positively impact our tribe, its members and Southern Arizona.”

The new hotel will be located adjacent to the current Casino Del Sol facility and is estimated to have 150 rooms with its own pool area. This will allow visitors to have an additional hotel choice nearby everything Casino Del Sol has to offer.

A proposed 90-space RV park near the casino will also provide part-time and full-time RVers the opportunity to hook up and enjoy all of Casino Del Sol’s amenities before they head out on the road.

The current conference center at Casino Del Sol will undergo a 9,600 square foot expansion and will include additional break out meeting rooms to complement the existing convention space.

Casino of the Sun, Casino Del Sol’s sister property and original Pascua Yaqui Tribal casino, is also getting a new addition. Construction of a new 11,000 square foot Event Center adjacent to the Casino will allow for meetings, events and entertainment.

“The overwhelming support we have received since the opening of Casino Del Sol has resulted in our current hotel being at near-full capacity most nights,” said CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg. “This project will allow us to meet the increased demand of our customers as well as better serve our meeting and convention clientele.”



The Pascua Yaqui Tribe recently announced it is expanding hospitality amenities in Tucson at its casino enterprises, Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun.

In October, the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council approved up to 150 additional hotel rooms, 90 RV sites and a 9,600 square foot expansion of the current convention space at Casino Del Sol. In addition, a new 11,000- quare foot event center next to Casino of the Sun will be built.

“The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is honored to have the opportunity to build new accommodations and meeting spaces for guests who visit our properties,” said Robert Valencia, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. “These additions will create more jobs and will positively impact our tribe, its members and Southern Arizona.”

The new hotel will be located adjacent to the current Casino Del Sol facility and is estimated to have 150 rooms with its own pool area. This will allow visitors to have an additional hotel choice nearby everything Casino Del Sol has to offer.

A proposed 90-space RV park near the casino will also provide part-time and full-time RVers the opportunity to hook up and enjoy all of Casino Del Sol’s amenities before they head out on the road.

The current conference center at Casino Del Sol will undergo a 9,600 square foot expansion and will include additional break out meeting rooms to complement the existing convention space.

Casino of the Sun, Casino Del Sol’s sister property and original Pascua Yaqui Tribal casino, is also getting a new addition. Construction of a new 11,000 square foot Event Center adjacent to the Casino will allow for meetings, events and entertainment.

“The overwhelming support we have received since the opening of Casino Del Sol has resulted in our current hotel being at near-full capacity most nights,” said CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg. “This project will allow us to meet the increased demand of our customers as well as better serve our meeting and convention clientele.”

Savor, the Buffet — TROPICANA LAS VEGAS | 2017-11-15



With the successful openings of Robert Irvine’s Public House and Oakville Steakhouse, Tropicana Las Vegas continues its food and beverage revamp with a new gourmet buffet experience. Aptly named Savor, the Buffet, this all-you-can-eat eatery has something for everyone to indulge in. Guests can enjoy the new buffet experience sooner rather than later as its slated to open November 22 – just in time for the holiday season.

“We are thrilled to add Savor, the Buffet to our dining line-up at Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and general manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. “We have had many requests over the years for a buffet-style restaurant, so we decided to continue with the refresh of our restaurants by introducing Savor and allowing our guests to get their fill on all types of cuisine, seven days a week, at affordable prices.”

Savor, the Buffet will allow guests to feast on world-class fare featuring a mouthwatering spread of signature and eclectic buffet offerings. The restaurant will offer up to four live action stations featuring various cuisines such as American, Asian, Italian and Mexican, to name a few. Highlights will include favorite dishes such as BLT benedict, Cajun chicken and grits, chicken scaloppini with prosciutto and white beans, green chile enchiladas and much more.

“More than just your typical buffet, we are taking elements from our café to offer our guests a more of a distinctive dining experience such as our made-to-order and create-your-own stations,” said Rosenthal. “This new restaurant will feature the freshest ingredients and the best dishes from around the world – allowing for a crave-worthy experience.”

Unique to the traditional buffet-style offerings, Savor will showcase fresh, made-to-order pizza and pasta stations. The one-of-a-kind pasta station will allow guests to order fresh pasta in every shape and color, followed by choice of sauce and toppings – for the ultimate pasta affair. From gluten free to spinach, sweet potato to quinoa and more, pasta lovers will be treated to limitless pasta varieties. 

Adjacent to the pasta station, guests can also look forward to a redefined pizza line. Guests will be able to indulge in this buffet classic, but instead with a create-your-own pizza experience. Featuring thin, crispy, and homemade dough, Savor will serve up flatbread-style personal pizzas, made fresh with choice of toppings, in less than two minutes’ flat.



With the successful openings of Robert Irvine’s Public House and Oakville Steakhouse, Tropicana Las Vegas continues its food and beverage revamp with a new gourmet buffet experience. Aptly named Savor, the Buffet, this all-you-can-eat eatery has something for everyone to indulge in. Guests can enjoy the new buffet experience sooner rather than later as its slated to open November 22 – just in time for the holiday season.

“We are thrilled to add Savor, the Buffet to our dining line-up at Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and general manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. “We have had many requests over the years for a buffet-style restaurant, so we decided to continue with the refresh of our restaurants by introducing Savor and allowing our guests to get their fill on all types of cuisine, seven days a week, at affordable prices.”

Savor, the Buffet will allow guests to feast on world-class fare featuring a mouthwatering spread of signature and eclectic buffet offerings. The restaurant will offer up to four live action stations featuring various cuisines such as American, Asian, Italian and Mexican, to name a few. Highlights will include favorite dishes such as BLT benedict, Cajun chicken and grits, chicken scaloppini with prosciutto and white beans, green chile enchiladas and much more.

“More than just your typical buffet, we are taking elements from our café to offer our guests a more of a distinctive dining experience such as our made-to-order and create-your-own stations,” said Rosenthal. “This new restaurant will feature the freshest ingredients and the best dishes from around the world – allowing for a crave-worthy experience.”

Unique to the traditional buffet-style offerings, Savor will showcase fresh, made-to-order pizza and pasta stations. The one-of-a-kind pasta station will allow guests to order fresh pasta in every shape and color, followed by choice of sauce and toppings – for the ultimate pasta affair. From gluten free to spinach, sweet potato to quinoa and more, pasta lovers will be treated to limitless pasta varieties. 

Adjacent to the pasta station, guests can also look forward to a redefined pizza line. Guests will be able to indulge in this buffet classic, but instead with a create-your-own pizza experience. Featuring thin, crispy, and homemade dough, Savor will serve up flatbread-style personal pizzas, made fresh with choice of toppings, in less than two minutes’ flat.

Down Under Blackjack wins Casino Journal Best New Table Game Award | 2017-11-17



Table game operators at the 2017 Cutting Edge Table Games Conference selected Down Under Blackjack by Masque Publishing and 4-D Gaming; Poker Burnout by Casino Gaming Development: and Cannonbeard’s Treasure Live! as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of Casino Journal’s Best New Table Games competition at Paris Las Vegas. The winners were voted on by qualified attendees who were required to sample each of the 18 new games entered in the competition.

As the Gold winner, Down Under Blackjack will receive floor space at Muckleshoot Casino in Washington; Downstream Resort Casino in Oklahoma and Saratoga Casino Blackhawk in Colorado. Floor space is contingent on the game meeting necessary regulatory and/or compact approvals.

Down Under Blackjack, which gives players an indication of the strength of the dealer’s hand before they make a bet, was the runner-up in last year’s contest, but a key tweak to the game may have been a determining factor in its first place finish this year. “Last year, we had specialty cards; people loved the game but having to use special cards that could only be used for one game was an issue,” said Kyle Morris, President, 4-D Gaming “We took the advice that we learned from being here at this event and built an optical card reader that can read any card on the market. So whatever cards you use to play blackjack, you can now use to play Down Under.”

Casino Journal’s Cutting Edge Table Games was composed of two full days of table games-oriented conference sessions and keynote presentations and a daylong pre-event workshop offered by table games expert Bill Zender. It will return to Paris Las Vegas November 5-7, 2018.

For more information about this event, visit www.tablegamesconf.com



Table game operators at the 2017 Cutting Edge Table Games Conference selected Down Under Blackjack by Masque Publishing and 4-D Gaming; Poker Burnout by Casino Gaming Development: and Cannonbeard’s Treasure Live! as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of Casino Journal’s Best New Table Games competition at Paris Las Vegas. The winners were voted on by qualified attendees who were required to sample each of the 18 new games entered in the competition.

As the Gold winner, Down Under Blackjack will receive floor space at Muckleshoot Casino in Washington; Downstream Resort Casino in Oklahoma and Saratoga Casino Blackhawk in Colorado. Floor space is contingent on the game meeting necessary regulatory and/or compact approvals.

Down Under Blackjack, which gives players an indication of the strength of the dealer’s hand before they make a bet, was the runner-up in last year’s contest, but a key tweak to the game may have been a determining factor in its first place finish this year. “Last year, we had specialty cards; people loved the game but having to use special cards that could only be used for one game was an issue,” said Kyle Morris, President, 4-D Gaming “We took the advice that we learned from being here at this event and built an optical card reader that can read any card on the market. So whatever cards you use to play blackjack, you can now use to play Down Under.”

Casino Journal’s Cutting Edge Table Games was composed of two full days of table games-oriented conference sessions and keynote presentations and a daylong pre-event workshop offered by table games expert Bill Zender. It will return to Paris Las Vegas November 5-7, 2018.

For more information about this event, visit www.tablegamesconf.com

Plasma Air International announces the appointment of Gary T. King as director of business development, gaming and hospitality | 2017-11-16



Plasma Air International, the leading innovator in indoor air quality solutions, recently announced the appointment of Gary T. King as director of business development, gaming and hospitality.  In this role, King will be responsible for expanding Plasma Air’s presence throughout North American gaming and hospitality markets by developing effective sales and marketing strategies.  In addition, he will be responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction for both new and existing accounts.

King brings two decades of sales and marketing experience throughout the gaming industry.  He has a proven record of success in generating sales revenue, reducing costs and streamlining operations through both direct and channel sales, consistently exceeding company objectives.  Previously, King was the vice president of sales at Everi Holdings Inc., and a senior account executive at Konami Gaming.  He received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and served in the U.S. Navy for nine years.

“Plasma Air is known throughout the industry for utilizing safe and effective technology to improve the indoor air quality of casinos across North America,” said King.  “I am excited to join the Plasma Air team to help the company achieve continued growth and success, as we set our sights on new and exciting sales opportunities.”

“On behalf of Plasma Air, I’m delighted to welcome Gary King to our management team as the director of business development, gaming and hospitality,” said Larry Sunshine, president.  “It’s my belief that Gary’s extensive experience in sales and business development in the gaming sector will be an immediate asset to the continuing growth of Plasma Air.”



Plasma Air International, the leading innovator in indoor air quality solutions, recently announced the appointment of Gary T. King as director of business development, gaming and hospitality.  In this role, King will be responsible for expanding Plasma Air’s presence throughout North American gaming and hospitality markets by developing effective sales and marketing strategies.  In addition, he will be responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction for both new and existing accounts.

King brings two decades of sales and marketing experience throughout the gaming industry.  He has a proven record of success in generating sales revenue, reducing costs and streamlining operations through both direct and channel sales, consistently exceeding company objectives.  Previously, King was the vice president of sales at Everi Holdings Inc., and a senior account executive at Konami Gaming.  He received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and served in the U.S. Navy for nine years.

“Plasma Air is known throughout the industry for utilizing safe and effective technology to improve the indoor air quality of casinos across North America,” said King.  “I am excited to join the Plasma Air team to help the company achieve continued growth and success, as we set our sights on new and exciting sales opportunities.”

“On behalf of Plasma Air, I’m delighted to welcome Gary King to our management team as the director of business development, gaming and hospitality,” said Larry Sunshine, president.  “It’s my belief that Gary’s extensive experience in sales and business development in the gaming sector will be an immediate asset to the continuing growth of Plasma Air.”