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Hofstra University Opposing Long Island Casino Proposal

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In the American state of New York and the leadership of Hofstra University has come out against a plan from Las Vegas Sands Corporation that would see a multi-billion-dollar casino resort brought to an 80-acre plot of adjacent land.

The private Long Island university’s 25-member board of trustees has written an open letter to formally oppose the proposal to construct a Las Vegas-style venue complete with multiple restaurants, ballrooms and a health club on a derelict site next to the 14,000-seat Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This project is destined to serve as a significant part of the ambitious ‘Nassau Hub’ scheme so as to transform the area around the 51-year-old sports facility into a world-class destination district also featuring offices, other entertainment components, retail spaces and a residential element.

However, the leadership for Hofstra University used its letter to declare that the ‘Nassau Hub’ scheme is ‘an entirely inappropriate location for a casino’ as the site is currently encircled by a range of ‘educational institutions from pre-school through graduate school’ alongside ‘a diversity of suburban communities’. The board of trustees asserted that the plan from Las Vegas Sands Corporation would also likely bring ‘increased traffic congestion, crime, economic harm for local businesses and other negative impacts’ to this area.

“There are other locations in and around New York City…that are not in such proximity to multiple educational institutions where so many young people live and learn,” the Hofstra University letter read.

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Hofstra University was established in 1935 as an extension of New York University and currently runs 180 undergraduate and 190 graduate programs patronized by well over 10,000 students. The trustees’ letter pronounced that the institution moreover employs some 2,500 people while serving as an economic driver for the nearby town of Hempstead and the larger New York metropolitan area.

Las Vegas Sands Corporation unveiled its plan to bring a five-star casino resort to eastern Long Island in January after the New York State Gaming Commission launched the application process for a trio of ‘downstate’ gaming licenses. The operator stated at the time that it intends to work with local communities so as to ensure its finished development ‘maximizes economic opportunities, helps to build stronger communities and protects the quality of life for all Long Islanders’.

“Our company’s track record of driving significant economic benefits to the communities in which we operate and the meaningful relationships and partnerships we have created in each of those communities gives us a unique perspective on what it takes to develop transformative tourism destinations that positively impact the local community,” the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Robert Goldstein, said. “Based on that experience, we strongly believe Long Island can be home to one of the region’s great entertainment and hospitality developments.”

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ComOps Accelerates Employee Experience Solutions, in Partnership with Medallia

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Utilizing Actionable Insights to Redefine the Future of Employee Experience 

ComOps, a leading customer experience (CX) and professional service solutions provider for the hospitality and casino industries, today unveiled its accelerated Employee Experience (EX) Solutions in partnership with Medallia, a pioneer in experience management. This collaboration is poised to transform employee feedback, a crucial yet frequently underestimated asset for improving a company. By harnessing employee insights, organizations can streamline operations to foster a more productive and satisfied workforce.

The partnership with Medallia enables ComOps to integrate Medallia’s advanced experience management platform into its suite of services, providing clients with unparalleled insights into employee satisfaction and engagement. Drawing on ComOps’ strong foundation in EX, the program includes a suite of services from implementation to program management to advisory services. Notably, the EX surveys feature a transparent, tiered structure based on the number of employees, ensuring flexibility and scalability for organizations of all sizes.

“We are thrilled to partner with Medallia to bring these innovative solutions to our clients,” said Robert Levine, CEO of ComOps. “Our combined expertise will allow us to deliver actionable insights that drive meaningful change, improve employee engagement, and boost operational efficiency. When you realize that less than half of organizations quickly take action based on employee feedback, this presents an enormous opportunity to build employee trust and foster innovation.”

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George Polyard, Vice President of Customer Experience at ComOps, added, “Emphasizing Employee Experience has been shown to boost employee satisfaction, reduce turnover, and improve retention rates. Additionally, research indicates that satisfied employees are more inclined to deliver superior service, an essential factor for industries heavily dependent on customer service.”

The new Employee Experience Solutions by ComOps are designed to address the unique challenges faced by various industries, including hospitality, healthcare, and commercial operations. By leveraging Medallia’s powerful analytics and ComOps’ strategic expertise, organizations can expect to see notable improvements in employee retention, productivity, and overall workplace satisfaction.

ComOps is officially unveiling the Employee Experience Solutions at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), the world’s largest, longest-running hospitality technology event, June 24-27, 2024. Attendees can stop by ComOps at Booth #817 for more information.

 

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Red Rake Gaming Partners with DraftKings in the U.S.

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Red Rake Gaming Partners with DraftKings in the U.S.

 

Red Rake Gaming, a prominent developer of high-quality online casino content, is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with DraftKings, a leading name in the U.S. sports betting and online gaming industry.

This landmark agreement will see Red Rake Gaming’s innovative and engaging casino games integrated into DraftKings’ platform, offering their extensive player base access to a rich selection of top-performing titles.

The partnership will initially focus on key states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania including Ontario in Canada, where Red Rake Gaming aims to establish a strong presence and contribute to the vibrant online gaming markets. This collaboration is a significant step in Red Rake Gaming’s broader North American expansion strategy, highlighting its commitment to delivering exceptional gaming experiences to American and Canadian players.

“We are thrilled to partner with DraftKings, a true leader in the U.S. online gaming sector,” said Nick Barr, Managing Director of Red Rake Gaming Malta. “DraftKings’ extensive reach and dedicated player base provide a fantastic platform for us to showcase our innovative games. We are confident that our diverse range of content will resonate well with DraftKings’ players and enhance their gaming experience.”

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This collaboration with DraftKings is one of several strategic alliances that Red Rake Gaming has planned as part of its entry into the U.S. markets of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. By partnering with leading operators in these states, Red Rake Gaming aims to replicate its European success and deliver its captivating gaming experiences to a new audience.

Players across these states can anticipate an influx of engaging and innovative games, characterized by Red Rake Gaming’s trademark high-quality graphics, unique game mechanics, and player-centric features. As Red Rake Gaming continues to expand its footprint in the U.S., it remains committed to pushing the boundaries of online casino gaming and setting new standards in player entertainment.

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BetMGM Ranked #16 on Fortune Media and Great Place To Work’s 2024 Fortune Best Workplaces in Metro New York

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BetMGM announced that Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine have recognized the operator as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in New York. The leading sports betting and iGaming operator landed at No.16 and secured the spot on the prestigious list by surpassing rigorous benchmarks, establishing itself as one of the best workplaces among companies headquartered in the New York region. About 92% of employees surveyed said that BetMGM is a great place to work, 35% points higher than the average U.S. company.

“Landing on this prestigious list is a reflection of BetMGM’s ongoing commitment to fostering a great work environment. I am honored to lead an organization filled with dedicated and talented employees who have created a place where people feel welcomed and supported,” Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM, said.

To determine the Fortune Best Workplaces in New York List, Great Place To Work collected nearly 140,000 confidential survey responses from employees at eligible companies. Via the Trust Index Survey, employees shared honest feedback about their experience by responding to 60 statements about the employee experience and answering two open-ended questions. To be eligible for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified and headquartered in the New York region.

Some other figures from the survey revealed that 96% of BetMGM employees were made to feel welcome when they joined the company and 94% of employees surveyed are proud to tell others that they work at BetMGM.

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“Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in New York. As the business landscape is disrupted — from AI, global conflict, and market pressure — companies who have built a reservoir of trust with their employees will be more resilient and, ultimately, more successful,” Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work, said.

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