Above: photos provided by Janet Hawk of Casino Magic Bay St. Louis before and after Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Lessons from Katrina How many of us have thought, “If only I had the time, I would (insert list here)”? Well, looks like we have some time on our hands. This isn’t the first time I have…

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Janet Hawk Ten Host Rules Casino Player Development

Finding success by using a code of conduct for your casino player development team I’m a big fan of NCIS. I love how they are able to add funny moments to such serious ones – like life, really. Every character is unique and detailed. The character of Leroy Jethro Gibbs uses an interesting leadership style…

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Client Spotlight: Elk Valley Casino Located in Crescent City, California, this little casino packs quite the punch. Nestled in the Redwoods along the California coast, true beauty surrounds this property. It’s not unusual to find a herd of elk meandering beside the road, and as you make your way to the ocean, to hear (and…

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What an Idea. A Crazy, Mad, Wonderful Idea! A little background on this property: Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel, located in Eagle Pass, Texas, is proudly owned by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas. It is one of only two casinos in the entire state. The property is three hours outside of San Antonio with…

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Janet Hawk WeKoPa Way Guest Service Training

The WeKoPa Way! From my very first job working in a casino up to today, I have been lucky enough to work with a wide variety of people who truly believe in giving the guest a great experience whenever they are visiting. Starting at the family-owned Westward Ho (a small joint on the Las Vegas…

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Open Road Trip

On the road again! I just can’t wait to get on the road again! The life I love is teaching service (and casino player development tips) to my friends, and I can’t wait to get on the road again! I do love what I do! Everything I’ve learned in my 33 years of being in…

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Janet Hawk Raving NEXT

Are you providing a total guest experience? How is the connection/communication between the casino and hotel? Marketing and the hotel? What about the PD team and the hotel? This communication is vital, not just for getting information to the guest, but the overall success of the property as a whole! Sometimes the first point of…

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Janet Hawk

Tips to improve your tele-selling process There is such angst, anxiety and apprehension when it comes to calling guests, both from management and from hosts. The first thing that management often does is hand the hosts their list and say, “call ‘em.” Sometimes they count the calls or come up with a random number that…

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