Even during the darkest of times that especially impacted our hard-hit gaming and hospitality industry, Tribes have pushed forward with expansion and diversification plans. Through reimagining their organizations, they are ensuring long-term success for future generations. Mohegan Sun is one of those organizations. In today’s interview, I had the opportunity to speak with Ray Pineault, Interim Chief Executive…

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For those of you new to the industry, it may seem like the Tribal casinos we know today have been around forever. Some of us old-timers remember when they were temporary sprung structures, not like the many luxury, four-star resorts they are today. The transition to legal gambling for Tribes and the collective efforts and…

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What’s it like being the first Tribal member to take the reins of one of the most iconic gaming establishments in the U.S.? And how does it feel to lead during the most challenging time in the organization’s history? Today you’ll hear from Foxwoods Resort Casino’s President and CEO Jason Guyot. Jason told me that his…

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We’ve developed seven programs for a successful start to 2021. These programs will help you drive revenue and protect costs while you are operating with less staff, less players and less resources. These are low-cost programs starting designed to prepare you for 2021 and provide critical support now. These programs are only available for a limited time. We’ve created…

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Talk about a change of scenery. Today’s guest went from a major destination market and “livin’ the life in Las Vegas” to  embracing a new role in a local’s market in Washington! I know you’ll enjoy the spirit and enthusiasm of native Philly boy, Mark Juliano, Vice President of Player Development and Casino Marketing at…

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No live holiday shows? No concerts? No problem! The Raving team got the band back together for a very special rendition of “Raving Around the Christmas Tree” which we hope will give you a big smile as we head into the last two weeks of the year. You may not recognize all of our Solid…

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When I think of women in leadership roles, I think of Pam Shaw. Pam was one of the first Native, female CEOs in the gaming industry. When I think of women who inspire and encourage others, both male and female, yet again, I think of Pam Shaw, who is the Chairwoman & Co-Founder of the…

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What’s it like running an organization that is the largest tourist destination in the state with over six million visitors per year? And how do you do that in a city, Milwaukee, that has been a COVID hot spot? Today I chat with Rodney Ferguson, who has served as CEO and General Manager of Potawatomi…

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Libby Francisco on leading through pandemic

“Who would have guessed? Who would have known?” shared Libby Francisco, COO at Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment. In this interview, we chat quite extensively about the challenges of communicating, effectively and consistently, throughout a large enterprise of 2,600 team members. See, Libby oversees four properties, three properties in Southern Arizona and one in the…

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