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Raving Restart Programs to Drive Revenue and Reduce Costs

By Raving / June 18, 2020 /

The team here at Raving went back and forth a million times whether or not to reach out; we’re the same as you, under tremendous stress and worry; doing our best to stay positive and forward-thinking during a time when every news alert makes one’s heart stop. We decided that time was now to tell…

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Will the Real Michael Hochman Please Put the Suit On

By Christine Faria / June 8, 2020 /

Lilly (12) and Lucy (9), daughters of our great friend Michael Hochman, Vice President Casino Operations, Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, put on their dad’s suit and explain how their facility is preparing for guests to arrive when they reopen. Thanks Michael for giving us a laugh this Monday morning and we wish the best to…

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Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Kalispel Casino Operational Executive Team Share their Post-Opening Results

By Christine Faria / May 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Kalispel Casino Operational Executive Team Share their Post-Opening Results

with Tribal Gaming & Hospitality Magazine through an Interactive Roundtable Reno, NV – Over 130 attendees representing commercial and Tribal casinos throughout the US, Canada, Europe and even Mexico gathered yesterday, May 14, 2020 for an interactive roundtable. The Kalispel Tribe opened both of their casinos on May 5 and in the spirit of collaboration…

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What It Means to Be the “First” Tribal Casino to Open After Closures

By Christine Faria / May 7, 2020 / Comments Off on What It Means to Be the “First” Tribal Casino to Open After Closures

Q&A with Laura Stensgar, Coeur d’Alene Casino, Chief Executive Officer You’ve got to believe that everyone had their eyes on Coeur d’Alene Casino this past week. The casino had a soft opening on Monday, April 27 and a grand re-opening on May 1. Located in Northern Idaho, they have a 300-room hotel and their gaming…

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Take a Look At Your Slot Floor and How Quickly Contamination Can Occur

By Christine Faria / May 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Take a Look At Your Slot Floor and How Quickly Contamination Can Occur

Understanding reopening strategies using simulations of the slot floor Jason D. Fiege, Ph.D. CEO, nQube Data Science Inc. Forward by Christine Faria, Executive Editor, Tribal Gaming & Hospitality Magazine On April 29, I viewed a webinar held by CDC Gaming Seminars “Managing Your Property Reopening – The New Reality of the Slot Floor.” What I…

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Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Re-Opening Day

By Raving / May 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Re-Opening Day

“We are slammed” – so were the words from Kevin Zenishek, Executive Director of Casino Operations at Northern Quest Resort & Casino yesterday after opening the doors that morning. Joined by Tribal Council Member and General Manager, Nick Pierre, who added in that they found “A Path to Yes,” for re-opening, which happens to be…

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Steve Dahle new Raving Data Analytics Partner

Raving Expands Data Analytics Team and Capabilities with New Partner Steve Dahle

By Christine Faria / April 8, 2020 /

Reno, NV – A leading gaming & analytics expert with a successful 25+ year track record of quickly transforming casino data into profitable revenue, joins Raving’s Analytics & Data Science team. Steve Dahle served for 12 years at Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment), as Regional Vice President of Data Analytics. After Caesars, Steve spent six…

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Leadership During Disruption

By Deana Scott / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Leadership During Disruption

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Last week was certainly a strange one (and I’m sure not the last); the team here at Raving, like most of you, were in limbo, waiting for the postponement of NIGA; reworking travel plans and strategizing around alternatives to better serve our clients. Our annual Native Strong Comedy Slam and Jam…

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How Tribal Casinos and Suppliers Will Help Native Children and Youth Development

By Raving / March 11, 2020 /

(Reno, NV) – For six years, Tribal casino executives and gaming suppliers have come together at the Native Strong Comedy Slam & Jam to support the Notah Begay III Foundation. What does it mean to support the NB3 Foundation? When you support this event, you are helping Native American kids stay active. You are encouraging…

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Calling All Music Fans: Own a One of a Kind Signed Guitar

By Raving / February 26, 2020 /

Bid Today and Help a Very Special Cause (Reno, NV) – Wynonna Judd. Los Lonely Boys. Uncle Cracker.  Brothers Osborne. Sugarland. Brantley Gilbert. Foreigner. Foghat. Chevel Shepherd. Styx. Lee Greenwood. Loverboy. Three Dog Night. Jimmie Allen and Matt Stell. Rodney Atkins. Are you a super fan? Owning a one of a kind guitar signed by…

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