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How to Avoid Costly Building Errors Impacting Guest Satisfaction

By Brett L. Magnan / May 3, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Avoid Costly Building Errors Impacting Guest Satisfaction

According to Raving’s Third Annual Indian Gaming National Marketing Survey, the percentage of casinos with hotels increased from 61% to 73%. In 2019, 67% of casinos were planning capital expansion. How about you? Are you part of the 67% planning a remodel of a restaurant, hotel room or a new build? Two of the biggest…

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Why Does the Shower Leak and There Aren’t Enough Outlets?

By Brett L. Magnan / March 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Why Does the Shower Leak and There Aren’t Enough Outlets?

How to avoid costly building errors impacting guest satisfaction Designers – design. Architects – draw. GCs – build. Owners – own. Operators – operate. Controllers – control. The truth is that each of these players in the building of your new casino hotel have an important role – however, one piece is missing. The coordinating…

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Tesuque Casino Welcomes You!

By Raving / March 13, 2019 /

In the Fall of 2018, Raving Partner Janet Hawk gave us a hard-hat tour of Santa Fe’s newest casino, Tesuque Casino. The casino is now in full operation since its grand opening on Black Friday of November 2018. Guest are enjoying the stunning architecture, new amenities and one-of-a-kind restaurant offerings. Janet Hawk was onsite last…

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Raving Partner Encompass completes the Tropicana LeMerigot Hotel Refresh

By Raving / February 13, 2019 /

Raving Partner Encompass finished the Tropicana LeMerigot Hotel Refresh. This included: • Refresh and renovation of the hotel tower • Renovated 89 King & Queen guest rooms • Replacement of all guest room and corridor custom carpet • New wall covering in corridor and additional large format graphic artwork • Replacement of all wall sconce…

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Attractions or Facilities to Increase Tribal Revenues?

By John Stewart / January 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Attractions or Facilities to Increase Tribal Revenues?

It’s well known that the Native community and gaming industry have formed a very successful symbiotic relationship. Gaming has served as a key driver of increased Tribal revenues. It has added to the financial strength for many Tribes. This contribution guides their quest to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. New Sources of Revenue Although gaming…

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Raving Partner Encompass restores 90-year old Eola Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi.

By Raving / January 15, 2019 /

One of Encompass’ current projects is the restoration of the Eola Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi. The building is a historical landmark and has been in operation for over 90 years. We are proud to be involved with bringing the building back to life using our exclusive Sensory Informed Design program. Keyla Carney, their assistant construction…

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Morongo breaks ground on new expansion

By Raving / January 10, 2019 /

This article was originally published by Casino Journal. Morongo tribal leaders and a host of dignitaries gathered to break ground on a new renovation and expansion project. “Morongo has come a long way from the tiny bingo hall we operated on the reservation back in the 1980s,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin. “Today, we pen a new chapter in…

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A Hard-Hat Tour of Santa Fe’s Newest Casino, Tesuque Casino

By Raving / November 8, 2018 /

Raving Partner Janet Hawk got a hard-hat tour of Santa Fe’s newest casino, Tesuque Casino. The new casino is located just five minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains. It will replace the smaller Camel Rock Casino, also on Tesuque land, several miles farther north along the highway.…

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Deana Scott and Brett Magnan at The Eddy

An Historic Fishing Resort Is Revived Through a Tribal Assist

By Raving / October 26, 2018 /

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe opened Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley in 1991 and 1992, creating thousands of jobs and generating revenues that benefit the Band, it’s nearly 4,600 members, and its non-Indian neighbors. The success of their gaming operation has allowed the Tribe to expand their enterprises and diversifying outside…

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Are You Giving Your Guest the Best Hotel Experience?

By John Stewart / July 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Are You Giving Your Guest the Best Hotel Experience?

Take this 14 Question Survey We all work hard throughout the year, and enjoy the time that we have away from the office. We may take weeks to plan, schedule and anticipate the experience to come. Most of us have very few days to get away, and we want our time to be spent in…

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