Q1 NEWSLETTER  |  March 9, 2016
The Innovation Group Rounds Off Executive Team 
and Launches New Website

For the past 30 years, The Innovation Group's professionals have helped bring many of the world's largest entertainment and hospitality projects to fruition, securing the company's role as the premier provider of consulting services for the gaming, entertainment and hospitality industries. In a series of moves to reinforce The Innovation Group's global focus, a key executive promotion and a website refresh are complete.
The Innovation Group is proud to announce that David Rittvo, a valued member of The Innovation Group team for over seven years, has become a Partner in the company. David led the company's expansion into Asia over the last several years and built a team, now led by Senior Associate Michael Zhu, to take that effort forward. As a Partner, David will lead international business development for the company, and become more heavily involved in The Innovation Group's management and operational efforts. "David is a natural fit for the long-term growth of the company" says Innovation Group President, Michael Soll. "His perceptions of the strategic needs of our clients and of global industry trends, as well as his experience in the management of the business, are instrumental in assuring our continued success."
As Rittvo's role within The Innovation Group grows, the company is embracing its own evolution, including the launch of a new website positioned to reflect the global direction of the company and its expansion into new areas of the gaming industry. The site incorporates new technologies targeting a new generation of leisure and gaming consumers and clients.
Innovation Group Partner Tom Zitt explains, "With our new website, we continue to adapt our own business and services to help our clients survive and thrive in the new gaming and entertainment landscape. A refreshed logo, featuring strong angles with a modern and architectural feel, reflects the way we bring together an array of different services to fulfill a myriad of project needs. And our new tagline, From Vision to Fruition, reinforces our involvement over the entire span of a project's life cycle."
As the company updates its image and continues to adapt to address the most recent needs of the industry, founding Partner and Chairman of The Innovation Group of Companies, Steve Rittvo, reinforces its origins: "Our roots in delivering the most accurate and reliable forecasting tools and strategic direction to our clients in government, operations and banking, will continue to be the cornerstone to our success."
Please visit theinnovationgroup.com for a review of The Innovation Group's services, clients, latest project locations and industry resources. 
The Innovation Group Congratulates Client Mohegan Sun on Success in Korea

The Innovation Group congratulates Mohegan Sun on securing the winning bid to construct an integrated destination resort in Incheon, Korea. The Inspire Resort, with an estimated Phase One cost of US$1.6 billion, will be developed by a consortium led by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority ("MTGA"), in the well-established development zone near Korea's Incheon International Airport.  Click here for the full story.
Indian Gaming Tradeshow

We will be at NIGA in Phoenix this year from March 13-16. To set up an appointment with one of our executives, please contact Michael Soll at (407) 702-6648 or Erika Meeske at (303) 798-7711.
by Michael Vanaskie

After much speculation, publicity, and vacillation, it appears that Las Vegas gamers will finally have the ability to gamble on skill based games. Don't expect there to be a mass exodus of traditional gaming machines, however. The introduction of skill based games on Las Vegas gaming floors is likely to be very slow and measured.
by Stephanie Adkison 
& Cameron Steinagel

Mexico, and more recently Brazil, have both introduced sweeping gaming legislation that could change the face of gaming in each nation. The operative word is "could". As in many jurisdictions, the gaming bills are weaving in and out of committees and sessions with an unclear path.
About the writers:

Michael Vanaskie
Stephanie Adkison

Cameron Steinagel

Muscogee Creek Nations Destination Resort
The end of the development period is in sight for the Muscogee Creek Nations ("MCN") destination resort construction. Construction on the proposed destination resort began in early November, 2014 after several months of delays as the tribe waited for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve changes to the river bed. Click here for full story.
Jennifer Day
Senior Analyst 
The Innovation Group

Jennifer joined The Innovation Group in 2013 with a Master's of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota, and a wealth of experience in development with emphasis in the areas of economic impact assessment and community planning. This immediately positioned her to join the firm's emerging efforts in economic diversification strategies for our Native American Indian clients, beyond their gaming related needs. Since joining, she has ramped up her skill set to include feasibility analysis, financial forecasting, and highest and best use analysis on a wide variety of projects. Read and share full bio.
IN THE NEWS  - TIG referenced in Forbes Asia's "Lawrence Ho Bets Big On Small Players" & in Leisure & Hospitality International's "Playing For the Win" / TIG Co-Producing IGNA Awards & G2E Asia Gaming Awards

EVENTS & CONFERENCES - See which upcoming trade shows TIG will be attending in the next few months. 

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Michael Soll
Thomas J. Zitt, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President,
Strategic Planning
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