August 31, 2017
  • ELG CLASS OF 2017 TO BE RECOGNIZED AT G2E NETWORKING & AWARDS RECEPTION -  This year marks another popular ELG networking reception where TIG and G2E will congratulate Class of 2017 ELG honorees, Amy Lawrence, Mattias Stetz, Murali Ganesan, Seth Young, Shannon Keel and Tyler Bain.  All G2E attendees and program nominees are invited to join us with co-chairs Julia Boguslawski (Chief Marketing Officer, AGS), Kathy George (CEO, FireKeepers Casino Hotel) and Seth Schorr (CEO, Fifth Street Gaming) at the reception  on Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at The Opium Room in TAO at The Venetian Las Vegas . Click here to read the full press release.
  • ELG WEBINAR, "SPORTS BETTING: OPPORTUNITIES INSIDE & OUT OF NEVADA" - ELG conducted another smash hit video webinar that covered how casinos use sports betting for customer acquisition and retention inside and out of Nevada, as well as regulatory updates for gaming jurisdictions throughout the U.S.  Featured experts included Dan Shapiro (VP, Strategy & Business Development, William Hill US) and Will Green (Senior Director, Research, American Gaming Association), as well as Daniel Kustelski (Co-founder/CEO, Chalkline Sports) who offered some poignant insights in a recent article by CDC Gaming Reports, "Innovation Group Webinar to assess sports betting opportunities and rollout".  To watch a recording of this webinar, click here.
Featured Emerging Leaders of Gaming
from Global Gaming Business magazine's "40 Under 40"
DeJuna Frye
Gaming Agent Supervisor
Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission
Erica Okerberg
Greenberg Traurig, LLP 

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  • Get ready to attend our show floor presentations at the American Gaming Association's Innovation Lab in booth #2848. Stay tuned for details.
  • Don't miss upcoming details on our informative sessions at G2E. 
Developmental Projects Spanning the Globe
Large-Scale Casino Resort Complex Slated for Philippines

Since successfully securing a license from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation ("PAGCOR"), Udenna Development Corporation is in the process of developing a large-scale casino resort complex, The Emerald, in Lapu-Lapu City, on the island of Mactan in Cebu Province, Philippines. The resort complex will include multiple luxury hotels and villas, high-quality food and beverage venues, residential properties, and other associated leisure facilities. 
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Expansion to Create Jobs

The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino won unanimous approval in July from the City of Milwaukee's Common Council on plans for an $80 million property expansion that will include a 119-room hotel tower, spa and additional meeting space.  The Innovation Group prepared market assessments, financial pro formas, construction cost estimates, and a Return on Investment (ROI) analysis to determine the feasibility of this project following the success of their first 380-room hotel.  The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe expects construction to begin by the end of this year and will add another 50 full-time jobs to the property.  

Pinoleville Pomo Nation to Open First Casino in Ukiah

The Innovation Group has worked with the Pinoleville Pomo Nation for many years in hopes of securing their first casino and financial future. Most recently, we completed a Gaming Market Assessment under multiple development scenarios for a proposed casino in Ukiah, CA. The studies included casino developments ranging from 349 slot machines all the way up to the state-allowed 900 slots. A hotel was additionally examined. With the purchase of the land on the north side of Ukiah, the Nation seems to be well on their way to opening their casino.  

About The Innovation Group:

The Innovation Group has long been recognized as the world's most respected and sought-after research and advisory firm, specializing in the gaming, entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries. To date, our research and analyses have driven over $100 billion in investment decisions across more than 80 countries and six continents. The Innovation Group's accuracy and reliability is unparalleled, with our forecasts historically tracking within 5% of actual revenues across the most complex of gaming jurisdictions throughout the globe. 
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The Innovation Group
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The Innovation Group
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