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Tiina Siltanen, General Manager, Casino Helsinki chats to Peter White

Casino Helsinki General Manager Tiina Siltanen hasn’t just encountered the glass ceiling, she’s busted through it. After a six-year sojourn in the Swedish casino industry, she returned to her native Finland just in time to participate a ramping up of Casino Helsinki, including the introduction of new entertainment and Sports Bar. By her own description, Siltanen continues to grow and develop as an executive. Casino Life was fortunate to get time out of her busy schedule for this chat.

How did you start your career in Casinos and what attracted you to work in an industry that is almost a way of life?

Hitting a High Note: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain Amplifies Northern California

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Peter White chats to Glenda Nelson Chairperson of Enterprise Rancheria Tribe and Mark Birtha President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain

Interview Originally Published Casino Life September 2019

It’s not often that one Native American tribe looks to another to manage its gaming operations. But when the Enterprise Rancheria Tribe wanted to build a new casino, they turned to Hard Rock International, a Seminole-owned company with arguably the most potent brand equity in the casino business. Now Hard Rock Sacramento at Fire Mountain is ready to open. Tribal Chairwoman Glenda Nelson and Casino President Mark Birtha give us a virtual tour of the Tribal Showpiece.

Winning Performance with Zitro Gaming

 

Zitro Games has been leading the video bingo market for some time, and now, with its immensely successfully Bryke video lots product line that includes dynamic progressive slots such as Link King, Link Me and Link shock, and its branched out into Internet-based social gaming and real money igaming, it prepares itself to become a global leader in the gaming industry. What will Zitro be bringing to Global Gaming Expo? We sat down for a few minutes with founder Johnny Viveiro Ortiz to learn more

Why is G2E Las Vegas such an important Exhibition for Zitro Games?

G2E Las Vegas is one of the most important trade shows in the world where the global gaming industry comes together. It is a perfect place and moment to show to operators our best performing products as well as exciting new games and cabinets, which surely will contribute significantly to our expansion plans and improve our already privileged position.

What you need to know about No Wagering Casino Sites

 

There are so many factors that contribute to the gradual uptake and interest in casino gaming worldwide. The popularity of casino sites is as a result of the fact that the player only requires an electronic device and connectivity to the internet. The electronic device could be a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or simply a smartphone and internet connection. No Wagering casino sites are moreover becoming a great focus in the modern world today. A wager is simply described as the amount of times a casino bonus needs to be played before it can be taken out in real money.

Why is Online Betting so Addictive?

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When we think of gambling, our brains immediately conjure up images of flashy and extravagant casinos, with cards, spinning wheels, boards and dice, and other glamorous images. The days of traditional casinos have gone, and a new form of betting and gambling has emerged. It is none other than online betting. The online betting industry is growing at a break-neck pace and is expected to be worth 94 Billion USD by the end of 2024.

A Springboard For Success

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Dominika Zangerle, Assistant Manager and responsible for quality management at Casino Admiral Ruggell Liechtenstein chats to Peter White and Damien Connelly

From working in après ski and financing her own studies, through measuring bone density, to helping manage a casino expansion, Dominika Zangerle has learned a lot of practical skills. She should go on with that to develop her career and in the coming years step into a c-suite role with an operator. What follows is a fascinating insight, all too brief, into the choices she has taken that see her today in the role she holds with Casino Admiral Rugell.

What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?

Gaming Health with Germ Free Playing Cards

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Greg Wolfenden, Principal CEO, AMPC Global chats to Damien Connelly

Could we commence this interview with a brief history of your career to date?

My background started in the jewelry industry, where I gained knowledge about silver and its healing properties. People don’t think about how and why silverware was developed. Silver is naturally antibacterial. The reason utensils were made of silver was because people did not have hot water to sterilize their utensils. Settlers would put silver coins in their milk to stop their milk from spoiling because of lack of refrigeration. History dates back to Aristotle who documented the first use of silver and its healing properties.

Sim Bielak, President of Global Gaming & Amusement Business, SUZOHAPP

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Sim Bielak, President of Global Gaming & Amusement Business, SUZOHAPP chats to Glyn Thomas

SUZOHAPP, a leading supplier of components and solutions to the casino industry, just promoted Sim Bielak from Chief Marketing Officer to President of Global Gaming & Amusement business. Bielak has been with SUZOHAPP for six years and was tapped for his experience in this gaming sector. “Sim knows this business well and will bring the knowledge and energy needed to serve our customers well and deliver strong results for our company,” says Managing Director Ken Brotman. SUZOHAPP looks to maintain its status as a one-stop shop for the casino industry, for everything from LCDs to TITO ticket dispensers—hardware that will surely be on display at the impending trade shows.

Congratulations on your recent promotion. What are amongst your main goals in the years ahead?

The Life of the Party Casino Madeira

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Carlos Campos, General Manager, Casino da Madeira chats to Glyn Thomas

Casino da Madeira is in a superb location on the Island of Madeira as it’s only 5 minutes from the center of Funchal, and 23 km from the airport, which works out at about 25 minutes by car.

All the Casinos you have worked at will have had their unique special qualities but Casino da Madeira must be the most impressive. What would you say are some of the unique aspects about Casino da Madeira?

Casino da Madeira is part of a complex founded on an original idea by the renowned Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer and executed by the illustrious architect of the Escola do Porto, Alfredo Viana de Lima. The building, which includes the Casino, the Pestana Casino Park Hotel and the Congress Center, is very impressive and was acquired by Pestana Hotel Group in 1985.

Dealing with Addiction

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Liz Karter, Leading UK Gambling Therapist chats to Peter White

To commence this interview could we start with a brief history of your life to date and how it brought you to where you are today an expert on compulsive gamblers involving how they become addicted to recovery treatment.