Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Best Photos from #ECGC21 via Instagram

Here is recap of some of the best pictures from #ECGC21.  Hope you enjoyed the conference and look forward to seeing you next year at #ECGC22.
Greg Carlin, David Cordish and Jim Allen

Geoff Freeman from American Gaming Association



Donna Vecere from Cooper Levenson


Gaming Guy M & Henry Pisano from Seminole Gaming
Lloyd Levenson & Wendy Hamilton from Rush Street Gaming

Mayor Don Guardian & Laura Cox from Rush Street Gaming
Melissa Price from Caesars Entertainment
Top Model at ECGC21
Esports Panel with Seth Schorr (center) & Adam Steinberg (far right)



                                                 
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Esports video of the week

This week the video we selected was found on Twitter. Here is the link Each week we pick a video that is entertaining and engaging. The goal is to expose more people to #Esports. The next video will appear after the start of the #NBAFinals. Check out #CaribGamer in the meantime.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Part Two: Interview with Jules Vorndran: VP of Marketing at SugarHouse Casino

Jules Vorndran and Gaming Guy M


5). What book would you suggest to someone about marketing? "I don't have one particular book. I have been lucky to work with a lot of smart people that helped mentor me thru my career. My 1st mentor was Gene Belletiere. I learned about customer service from him. In the early 90's, I worked with Ken Condon in Atlantic City. I acquired knowledge about looking at the big picture of Casino Marketing. I would be remiss if I did not include Mark Giannatonio ,the current President of Resorts Casino. When I left Atlantic City and started to work in other jurisdictions, I really started to grow and became better with marketing strategies."



6).Any advice to anyone that aspires to do what you do? "You really need to love the business. It's 24/7 and 365 days a year. The business has given me the opportunity to travel and do things I never dreamed of. I've attended a Rolling Stone Concert. I've been privilege to watch Andrea Bocelli, the reknown opera singer perform. I played some of the top golf course in the country and saw one of the fights between Mickey Ward and Arturo Gatti. I have also learned so much about many different people and cultures.So love what you do and the rewards are limitless"

7).Did you ever see yourself participating in a panel session of the #ECGC21? "I always thought someday. When I worked in Atlantic City, I would attend every year. I always thought it was a good way to see things from a different prospective and see what was new in the industry. When Joe Weinert from Spectrum Gaming reach out to me, I was thrilled."

                                        Interview with Jules Vorndran Part One

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Interview with Jules Vorndran: Vice President of Marketing at SugarHouse Casino




We asked Jules to share his bio with us prior to the interview questions.

My current title is Vice President of Casino Marketing and VIP Service at Sugarhouse Casino in
Philadelphia, PA. My responsibilities at Sugarhouse are overseeing Player Development, Casino Host, VIP Events and Call Center.
I started my career in the gaming industry at the Trump Castle in 1985 as a clerk in the Junket Program.Over 26 years in Atlantic City, I also worked at  Resorts, Ballys Park Place, and Tropicana Hotel and Casino. I have held several positions from Executive Casino Host to Vice President of Casino Marketing.I spent nearly two years working at the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs,
CA overseeing Marketing and Player Development teams. Since leaving California, I returned back to the east coast in marketing roles at the following other casino properties in Pennsylvania.They include Valley Forge and Sands Bethlehem.
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1).What social media outlet do you use primarily for marketing? " We use all of the normal channels. Facebook,Twitter,Instagram and now Twitch for Poker."

2).Quality or Quanity of player base. What do you emphasize more and why? "Both. We try to attract all levels of gaming customers to the property. We range from guest with small bankrolls to some of the largest gaming customers in the country. I believe it's like going to a restaurant that is empty. You think to yourself that something is wrong. Having all types of customers gives energy to the property."

3).Compare Marketing at a resort in Atlantic City to a metropolis like Philadelphia. Give 1 pro and con of each?  "In Pennsylvania and notably Philadelphia,the pros are convenience and population. The con is the tax structure. In Atlantic City, the pros are the non gaming options and the hotels. The con is the lack of reinvestment."

4).In two decades, the gaming industry has went from boxing and car giveaways to MMA and skill base games. Has that changed your marketing philosophy? "Yes. We always continue to be creative with events,shows and festivals. We constantly look for non gaming amenities game types to satisfy our current customers while attracting new customers of all ages."

Part Two of this interview will post during Jules participation in the #ECGC21 on 5/25 in Atlantic City.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

ESports video of the week

This is our pick for Esports video of the week. Each week we will select a video that is entertaining and engaging. The goal is to expose more people to #Esports. The next video will appear after the #ECGC21 in Atlantic City.

Esports in Atlantic City


                                     Hope you enjoy the video. Click here for the link.

                                              
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Friday, May 5, 2017

ESports is more than just a game



We are posting the best videos we can find about esports. This video is excellent. We found it on YouTube. It was originally on CNN.com. Click here for the link.

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Here is our selection for esports  video for the week of 5/19 thru 5/26

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

NBA Playoffs: 2nd Round Matchups



Boston vs. Wizards: Celtics will have a difficult time with Wall and Beal. Wizards can get points quickly. Boston will have to shoot well from outside to stay in this series. Wizards win this one in 6.

Cavs vs. Raptors: Lebron is too much for Toronto. Lowry has a way of not showing up for playoffs on the road. Cavs win in 5.



Warriors vs. Clippers/Jazz winner:  Warriors win in 4. It does that not matter who they play. When you combine rest and the best team, you get the broom. Durant and Curry will dominate this series.



Spurs and Rockets: This is the most intriguing match up. A case can be made for both teams. Leonard can handle Harden. Spurs in 7.

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