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Elk Valley Casino: A Small Casino that Packs a Big Punch

By Janet Hawk / March 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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The Research Shows It: Gaming Industry Employees Contribute Five Times More Volunteer Hours …

By Raving / March 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

American Gaming Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Corporate Citizenship Center have produced first-of-its-kind research analyzing the scope of the U.S. casino gaming industry’s community impact and commitment to communities, employees and customers. Key findings include: Gaming industry respondents reported $367 million in charitable giving last year; Ninety-three percent have comprehensive recycling and energy efficiency…

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How to be More Proactive and Less Reactive: Lessons from a 5th Grader

By ravingadmin18 / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on How to be More Proactive and Less Reactive: Lessons from a 5th Grader

By Doug Parker, Raving Partner and Back of House Systems Lead Auditor, Finley & Cook I am a proud parent of a 5th grader. This year in school, she and her classmates have a Social Studies teacher that kind of has that “old school” mentality about education. She is the kind of teacher that wants…

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Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital receives $25 million gift from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

By Raving / February 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Riverside, CA – February 22, 2019 – The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians gifted Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital $25 million on Thursday night, February 21, at the 26th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala, held at the Riverside Convention Center. Tribal Secretary Ken Ramirez, who presented the gift on behalf of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,…

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An Ancient Winter Tradition

By Brady Scott / December 24, 2018 / Comments Off on An Ancient Winter Tradition

Image copyright Peggy O’Neal 2013 Stories at Grandmother Rock Commissioned by the The Coquille Indian Tribe on view at the Mill Hotel in North Bend Oregon. Dear Ravers, Dai’sla (Hello Friends), This past Friday, the annual winter solstice occurred. This event brings us the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern…

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Tribal Casinos Come Together to Support Victims of the Deadliest California Fire

By Christine Faria / November 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Tribal Casinos Come Together to Support Victims of the Deadliest California Fire

Gold Country Casino, Feather Falls, Rolling Hills Casino, San Pablo Lytton Casino and the Lytton Rancheria Tribe Many of you will know the names of the folks quoted in the following article; they are our long-time friends and associates; you’ve met them at our conferences; they live and work just “over the hill” from Reno,…

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Mixing in Kids, Tradition, Round Dancing for a Healthier Future

By Raving / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

NB3FIT Week 2018 On Friday, November 9, 128 children participated in traditional Native round dancing in celebration of NB3FIT Week (November 5-12, 2018). They joined thousands of other youths across the nation in this annual program through the Notah Begay III Foundation. Each year, the goal is to get kids across Indian country MOVING. It’s…

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Giving Thanks to All of Our Veterans

By Christine Faria / November 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Giving Thanks to All of Our Veterans

While many realize that Veterans Day, which always falls on November 11, is a day to honor our veterans, Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. And in 2018, this is the…

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Taking the Heat this Labor Day

By Christine Faria / September 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Taking the Heat this Labor Day

For many of you folks in the casino industry, Labor Day isn’t a day off, as you’re entertaining and servicing guests at your casinos today. Whether you have the day off or not, most of us are lucky not to be out in the heat. Let’s give a shout out to those folks that make…

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Mid-Century 4th of July – Remember When

By Christine Faria / July 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Mid-Century 4th of July – Remember When

Last month my husband and I picked up a 1966 Apache Eagle Tent Trailer to tow behind our 1974 VW Thing. We’ll be using it for weekend camping, as well as taking it to “vintage” trailer shows. At these events, you “stage” your campsite and your trailer with all period pieces. For us, that would…

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