August 2017 G&L Monthly

Gaming News

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G&L Board Updates

The G&L Board has had several recent changes: 
  • Toni Pepper left Pinnacle Entertainment
  • Abe Hong left Station Casinos
  • Jeanne-Marie Wilkins left Isle of Capri
  • Ted Mazotas left Maryland Live and is now at Dell

2016 G&L Roundtable Interview

Thoughts on more than 15 years of the Gaming & Leisure Community with Peter Broughton of Eldorado Resorts.


Meet Your TribalNet 2017 Emcee

There are so many exciting things happening as we plan for TribalNet 2017!

This year we are bringing on an official conference emcee, Chad Dixson, the MIS/Network Manager for Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe and a long-time attendee at the conference. Chad will help us bring an elevated conference experience for everyone!

Chad had this to say about the role: “Being named the official emcee for TribalNet 18 is an honor. I am super excited to be part of the host team and look forward to making this the best TribalNet yet!”
Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa

2016 G&L Roundtable Interview

Thoughts on more than 15 years of the Gaming & Leisure Community with Bart Lewin.

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Not Your Standard News: Tim McGraw’s New Slot Game in Las Vegas

Tim McGraw poses in front of the new Tim McGraw™ Slot Game with players and executives from Caesars Entertainment and Aristocrat Technologies before his concert at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 13. The game is now entertaining players at casinos in Nevada and California, and dozens more casinos across the U.S. are expected to install the game in the coming weeks. Players can find where to play the Tim McGraw™ Slot Game by visiting or by downloading the Aristocrat Where to Play app on the App Store. You can also check out the game on YouTube at

My mentor is: 
Bill Haynes because I had the privilege to work alongside of him for three years during my time at Penn National Gaming. Bill seems to know everyone and everything about the gaming industry. He really took me under his wing and during the years that I worked with him opening Penn’s three new casinos, I learned more about the industry and IT management then I had in the previous 10 years of my career. 
Kevin Hitt
Director of IT Services, Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.
Hospitality News
Susan Kesel
My favorite age was ___ because:
Now because my kids are grown and successful, my husband is retired and has a great dinner cooked for me when I come home from work, I have a great circle of friends and family and I enjoy the people I work with. What’s not to like!
Susan Kesel
Sr. Director of IT , Delaware North
Unemployment Recap

United States

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July,  and the unemployment
rate was little changed at 4.3%. Employment increased in food services and drinking places by 53,000, professional and business services by 49,000, and health care by 39,000.


Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate again held steady in June at 4.7%. The Las Vegas area had an increase of three-tenths to 5.1%; Reno edged up one-tenth to 4.0%; Carson City dropped one-tenth to 4.6%; and the Elko area remained unchanged at 3.4%.

Don Kneisel

Have a beer or a cocktail?
Beer – IPA
Don Kniesel
VP of IT, Resorts Casino Hotel 
World News

My favorite quality in a person is:
H&H: humor and humility 
Mike Day
Founder, TribalNet 
Not Your Standard News: Rainmaker Helps Kids Get Back to School

The Rainmaker team had a great time putting together back packs and school supplies for Children’s Restoration Network’s Stuff the Bus Back 2 School Campaign 2017! This is an amazing effort where CRN teams up with community partners, like Rainmaker, to collect school supplies for homeless children in an effort to get them ready for the new school year.

Steve Edwards
My least favorite quality in a person is:  


Steve Edwards
IT Director, Jacobs Entertainment

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Not Your Standard News …

G&L’s John Goetz with daughter Laura

Thoughts on the G&L Roundtable 

Meeting the vendors face to face is extremely valuable to me. It gives me time to talk to them before G2E gets a hold of them and really talk about what is important to us and to our industry.

John Fillipe
CIO, Ten 
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Calendar of Events

September 7-8, 2017
Westgate Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas

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October 1-2, 2017
Las Vegas


October 3-5, 2017
Sands Expo Las Vegas

November 6-9, 2017

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Hotel & Spa

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