Executive Spotlight: Ben Douglass – General Manager – Rising Star Casino Resort (Rising Sun, Indiana)
When it comes to great gambling and customer convenience on the Ohio River, Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana has figured it out. Home to one of the top golf courses in the region, an award-winning steakhouse and a Vegas-style casino, look no further than this gem of a property.
After recently introducing a car toting ferry that transports guests from Kentucky to Indiana, and a full transformation to a ‘Christmas Casino’, we caught up with Ben Douglass, the properties new general manager, to get the scoop on all of the exciting thing happening at Rising Star.
The family of properties under the Wind Creek umbrella includes a variety of amenities and offerings for gaming enthusiasts across the board. Their slogan, “There’s always something extra to do here” certainly fits the bill with three premier properties scattered throughout Alabama. Whether you enjoy their delicious variety of cuisine, amenities to guarantee your comfort satisfaction or the hot action in the casino, you are sure to find your “winning moment” at these winning properties.
The Ho-Chunk family of casinos scattered throughout Wisconsin are well-known among gaming enthusiasts for offering a premium, and personal, experience for their customers. Each of the six properties have excellent reputations for their guests and offer great a great player rewards program, winning promotions and entertaining events that always seem to satisfy. We caught up with general manager Fletcher Collins to discuss the exciting property projects and their plan to continuing to deliver a superior casino experience for guests.
With slot play at an all-time high, casinos are raising the bar when it comes to insuring their guests are comfortable and feeling lucky. If you ask a slot player what makes a great slot floor, they will likely suggest features such as wide aisles between machines, upbeat background music, high ceilings and good ventilation so they don’t have to play in a smoke filled box. They also like great cocktail service and convenient restaurants located near the floor.
This year’s Top Slot Floors consists of properties that portray many of these features and should be on every slot players list to visit.
Treasure Island Resort and Casino is one of the Midwest’s premier gaming destinations. With the recent addition of more than 300 rooms, the venue is now the second-largest hotel in Minnesota with 788 rooms, and the property is ready to host gaming enthusiasts and cater to their every desire.
What started as a bingo parlor out in 1984 has evolved into a true family resort featuring a 40,000-square-foot Lagoon water park, indoor and outdoor national entertainment, award-winning dining and more.
We caught up with Treasure Island’s General Manager, Michael Heavner, to talk about the history of the property, the brand new expansion and what the team does to insure customer satisfaction at every level.
(Bowler, WI) You have likely heard North Star Mohican Casino Resort talked about as the “Friendliest Casino” or seen the advertisements on your television set, letting you know “there’s more of what you’re looking for” at North Star Mohican Casino Resort. Maybe you have stopped in to see a show in the Event Center, enjoyed one of our buffets in The Longhouse or seen one of the comedy shows in the Joker’s Corner Comedy Club, but perhaps you have not noticed all of the enhancements to the facility. There really is more of what you’re looking for at North Star Mohican Casino Resort and North Star has been hard at work on a number of new initiatives, making each and every guest’s visits more enjoyable, more convenient and yes, even more green!
When it comes to great times, entertainment, and excitement, Alabama is booming with three great casino properties offering winning moments every step of the way. Two properties, Wind Creek Montgomery and Wind Creek Wetumpka, are located near Montgomery, Alabama, an easy drive away from Atlanta and Birmingham. Wind Creek Atmore, located in the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, boasts more of a resort type of destination and should definitely be an addition to your calendar. And if you are looking for an exotic getaway, the most recent addition to Wind Creek’s family of properties, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, offers the best of the Caribbean with fun and excitement like no other. When you add in high-reward gaming, major entertainment, and the extensive amenities, you have everything needed for a winning experience!
(Bowler, Wisconsin) Known as the “Midwest’s Friendliest Casino,” North Star Mohican Casino Resort is a premier destination nestled in the breathtaking North Woods of Wisconsin. Located within an hour of Green Bay and minutes north of Hwy 29, North Star offers gaming enthusiasts everything they could imagine, and more.
The property is a sure bet when it comes to choosing your next gaming adventure.
Since opening in August 2014, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has welcomed over 5.3 million guests through its doors, making it a premier entertainment destination. Gamers and entertainment seekers alike have flocked to the property for over a decade for the best in gaming and luxurious accommodations. Serving as one of Midwest Gaming’s Preferred Properties, and the recipient of Best Overall Property in our recent Readers’ Choice Awards, we are excited to give our readers an insider’s look at what makes Hard Rock a definite destination property to add to your Summer and Fall travel calendar.
THERE ARE FEW PLACES in the world as eclectic as Kentucky. Known as the horse and bourbon capital of the world, the state is the birthplace of approximately 30 percent of the nation's horses each year and home to nearly 5 million barrels of aging bourbon. The entire...