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DR Gaming Technologies business in a post-pandemic World

DR Gaming Technology™ CEO Jurgen De Munck talks to Peter White

How have the last 12 months been for DR Gaming Technology™?

All things considered we can’t complain. I think being a global service provider has assisted us significantly in enabling us to weather ‘COVID year 2’ relatively well. Notwithstanding that, when the pandemic hit in early 2020, and during that initial period when lockdowns were the norm, the entire planet was adversely affected; we were always of the view that as a global supplier we would be able to mitigate our exposure to market risks due to our geographical spread, but as we all know that was not the case. Luckily we managed to weather the initial land-based storm, and as jurisdictions started to open we were all able to start generating revenue again.

How have the care and safety provisions the organisation now provides assisted land-based gaming operators from casinos to slot halls during the pandemic?

Hard Rock Sacramento A Shining Jewel at Fire Mountain


Casino Life Magazine and Outsource Digital Media recently had the opportunity to interview Mark Birtha, President of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain. By: Victor H Royer

Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas Flourishing again


Palms Casino prepares to reopen under new ownership and the direction of Cynthia Kiser Murphey. By David McKee

In its 21 years, Palms Casino Resort has seen its share of ups and downs. Its star-studded opening on Nov. 15, 2001, was a shot in the arm for a Las Vegas that was reeling from the effects on tourism of the Sept. 11 attacks. Owner and creator George Maloof developed the innovative and canny stratagem of marketing to locals weekdays (especially with good slot and video poker values) and to party-hearty California tourists on weekends. It was a formula that succeeded spectacularly, even though the Palms was a healthy jaunt off the Las Vegas Strip. So popular was it that a second tower was opened in 2005 and the Pearl Concert Theater two years later. (There was even a short-lived Playboy Club.)

Trusted Solutions from SUZOHAPP


Casino Life's Damien Connelly catches up with a very busy Tim Kennedy, Vice President of Sales for Europe at SUZOHAPP

It was a tumultuous but ultimately auspicious year for the gaming industry, and SUZOHAPP was not exempt. Fortunately, things turned out for the better, not the worse, as Tim Kennedy explains to Casino Life.

How did 2021 turn out for SUZOHAPP?

Both sides now


Anthony Cabot has been a leading advocate for the gaming industry but he’s showing regulators the way to the future. By Peter White

Anthony Cabot speaks, people listen. They’ve been listening to him for decades as a frequent presence before Nevada regulators, advocating for the interests of the industry. But he’s got a new cause and a new bully pulpit at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Cabot is taking up the cudgels on behalf of the problem gambler and on how he or she is treated in the Silver State (poorly, in Cabot’s opinion). That was the jumping-off point for a wide-ranging conversation about Cabot’s beginnings in gaming law, his role at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, the innovative programming being done at the latter and, finally, the future of post-pandemic Las Vegas.

Heritage Inspired at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino


Touring California’s new Yaamava’ Resort & Casino with General Manager Peter Arceo. By Peter White

We are grateful for your generosity to answer our questions. First, I would like to ask you to shortly introduce yourself and tell us when and why you started working in this industry. Thank you for the opportunity. I started my career in the casino industry in the mid 90’s as a blackjack dealer while I was attending the University of NevadaLas Vegas. I graduated in ’96 with a degree in Hotel Administration. I spent 18 years in Las Vegas before heading to Scottsdale, Arizona, to work at Talking Stick Resort & Casino for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. In 2015, I moved to California to join the management team at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel (formerly San Manuel Casino).

Small-town girl makes it big-time with IGT


Catching up with International Game Technology’s Jennifer Bowman. By Peter White

We are grateful to your for your generosity in answering our questions. First, I would like to ask you to introduce yourself, and tell us when and why you started working in this industry.

Back to Business


Clarion Gaming’s Stuart Hunter explains how a pandemic-buffeted ICE London was revived. By Peter White

You recently announced your new April dates. Can you explain the process by which you arrived at these dates and the practicalities of moving events the size of ICE London and iGB Affiliate London?

Working alongside and in the best interests of our customers has always been and will remain at the very top of our agenda, so when it became clear that the original February dates for ICE London did not give the industry sufficient confidence in terms of the Omicron variant we set in motion a reach-out programme to connect with our community of exhibitors, sponsors and attendee groups.

Tailored to fit - your one-stop shop for ICE exhibitors graphic needs


London’s De5ign is your one-stop shop for ICE exhibitors’ graphic needs. By David McKee

If you’ve admired the look of Casino Life, it’s the handiwork of Stewart Hyde that you are appreciating. Stewart has many strings to his bow, especially his firm De5ign, which stands ready to help exhibitors at ICE London. In this exchange, we look at what he can do for the industry and what makes him tick as a designer ... or would that be de5igner?

Can we commence this interview with a little insight into your knowledge and experience of creative design?

Playing a full house at Full House Resorts, Las Vegas


Or, how CEO Dan Lee’s company survived the pandemic and plans to thrive. By David McKee

Although it is based in Las Vegas, Full House Resorts is anything but a Sin City-centric company. Instead, it has made its name serving some of gaming’s niche markets. Its five-casino (soon to be six) reach encompasses: the Silver Slipper in Biloxi, Mississippi; Rising Star in Rising Sun on the southernmost fringe of Indiana; Bronco Billy’s in Cripple Creek, Colorado; Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nevada; and Grand Lodge Casino on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Full House is a boutique operation. None of its casinos has more than 1,000 slots and Bronco Billy’s only has 24 hotel rooms—a situation in Cripple Creek that is soon to change with the construction of Full House’s five-star Chamonix resort.