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Bennie Mancino: Urban Development



It was during an engaging lunchtime presentation by Bennie Mancino at an event in Las Vegas that I knew he was someone I needed to have a chat with Bill Healey

Bennie is currently corporate vice president of table games for Jack Entertainment. Previously, he has held key positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts International, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Penn National Gaming, Black Gaming LLC, Fifth Street Gaming, and DRock Gaming LLC.

You have been in the casino & gaming industry for quite a while. Tell us a bit about your background and what led to your current position?

Baptism of fire - Bill Miller AGA President Interview

American Gaming Association President Bill Miller faces challenges from his first day on the job onward. Interview by David McKee

American Gaming Association President Bill Miller is the third occupant of the leader’s chair of the U.S. gaming industry’s premier lobbying group. Whereas founding president Frank Fahrenkopf was the consummate insider, more seen than heard, and successor Geoff Freeman was an activist, Miller splits the difference. Where Freeman led from the front, clashing with Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson over Internet gambling, Miller takes a more conciliatory view, one close to Adelson’s. Unlike Fahrenkopf, he is quick to embrace tribal casinos as an integral part of the industry with a compelling story to tell.

How effective is self-exclusion?

How effective is banning oneself from gambling through the casino? By David McKee

Now that casinos are legal in Japan, the government is following the examples of the United States and Singapore in crafting policies that will discourage disordered gaming. These include self-exclusion lists for would-be players who feel themselves to be at risk. This raises the question: How effective is banning oneself from gambling through the casino?

Speaking as a Motivational Leader



Your communication is the key. By Marie J. Maher Ph.D.

I search the globe for the finest executives and my client properties are always seeking motivational leaders. I get asked frequently about how to distinguish when hiring, those who cannot only lead a team, but motivate them with inspiration and success.

Following the Money Cosmopolitan Las Vegas


Trudie Yau, Director of Player Development EMEA, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Interview by Peter White and Damien Connelly

G2E Asia Macau 2019



Josephine Lee Chief Operating Officer, Reed Exhibitions, Greater China Interview with Robert Ambrose

G2E Asia is now in its 13th year how has the exhibition and conference programme evolved over those years?

G2E Asia’s now- reputation and influence is the result of over a decade of hard work and dedication of its (show) teams, together with our media partners and strong industry-widesupport. We are proud to say that G2E Asia is now the largest event of its kind in Asia. With each passing edition, it has grown into a hub for local and global gaming-entertainment industry professionals. It is a trusted source for the most cutting-edge products and technologies in the field, and the must-attend event for conducting business and networking, while staying up-to-date on the latest trends, policies, and market intelligence.

The UK Dealer Championships


Tracy Damestani, National Casino Forum says...This year saw the UK Dealer Championship hosted in Genting International Casino, Resorts World Birmingham, a wonderful venue that set the stage for what was to be an enthralling day of competition. 26 Competitors from land-based Casinos around the country put their dexterity, hospitality and mental agility to the test to see who would take home the £2000 Cash Prize, sponsored by gaming technology company Novomatic.

The winner will also represent the UK in the European Dealer Championship, 29th April – 1st May, in Tallinn, along with the First Runner-Up, who takes the £1000 Cash Prize, Sponsored by Clarion Events. It was great to see such high standards of competition that was only matched by the spirit and camaraderie shown throughout the day by all Competitors and Judges.

Quality Never Goes Out Of Style



Ian Gosling, COO at Regency Entertainment Operators of Regency Casino Mont Parnes and Regency Casino Thessaloniki, talks to Peter White and Damien Connelly

The Hellinikon Integrated Resort Casino (IRC) will be built over more than 600,000 square meters of the former Airport, and include a mix of hotels, convention and exhibition facilities, themed attractions, entertainment, a 15,000 sq.m. casino, shops, gourmet restaurants, and other tourist attractions.

What is Regency Entertainment view on the bidding process for the Casino Licence?

Epic Edge for Casino Operations


Tracey, first I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me. As you know, Casino Life Magazine takes great pride in interviewing leading industry CEOs and Senior Level Management members to better understand both the companies that they work for or own, as well as what the key attributes are for their success. Please tell our readers about yourself and your role at TransAct.

Utilizing Executive Search Services Most Effectively

Strategies for success for both employers and candidates. Marie J. Maher Ph.D.

As a top global Executive Recruiter, I deal with companies all over the world finding them outstanding talent. We fill jobs for employers globally. Sometimes, they share with me that they have not had success in the past using executive search services. In the same way, executive candidates often tell me they have been disappointed previously with representation by an executive recruiter. In this column I’d like to share how you can make the maximum use of an Executive Search professional and have a successful and rewarding result – if you are an employer or a candidate.

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