News by Topic: Casino design

Indian Gaming Magazine features Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Resort

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Isle of Capri Bettendorf’s ‘Little Move is Big News’: HBG Designed Casino Expansion Holds Grand Opening

35,000 feet of new and innovative play.
509 comfortable rooms.
3 new restaurants with farm-to-table eats
975 red-hot slots
And $60 million in upgrades and amenities for a better-than-ever experience. (more…)


HBG’s, Dike Bacon Weighs in on the Evolution of Indian Gaming

From Tribal Government Gaming


HBG Principal, Dike Bacon Joins a Roundtable Discussion on Non-Gaming Amenities at Casino Properties

Each year, Casino Design magazine gathers a group of experts in the field to talk about issues that impact their discipline. For this year’s edition, moderator Julie Brinkerhoff Jacobs, the president and chief financial officer of Lifescapes International, Inc., focuses on the crucial subject of non-gaming amenities.

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Congratulations Seneca Nation on the groundbreaking for the phase 2 Buffalo Creek Casino expansion!

HBG’s Seneca design team was very excited to attend the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino expansion groundbreaking ceremony on January 14th! The project is scheduled for a 2017 opening. READ MORE ABOUT THE PHASE 2 BUFFALO CREEK CASINO EXPANSION HERE.

Seneca Expansion Groundbreaking 2016

Design by Evolution: How to Maximize and Reinvent Every Space in Your Existing Casino

“For many gaming tribes across the country, a challenge is not trying to figure out what to new-build next (unless market opportunities and demand warrant), but how to aggressively maximize or reinvent every square foot of existing space,” says Dike Bacon, principal for the Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group, which has a rich tradition with tribal gaming projects.

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‘Seneca Secret’, in the latest Casino Design magazine

The Seneca Nation was far from the first tribe to enter tribal gaming, but when they decided to take the plunge, they were all in. First, Seneca Niagara became a success near the famous falls. Then a second casino in Allegany, New York followed in that path. Finally, a small casino in Buffalo was more successful than anticipated, so an expansion plan was necessary. Continuing its relationship with the Seneca Nation, Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) is currently designing a $40 million expansion to the Buffalo Creek Casino. HBG also designed the phase-one casino.

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We’re Celebrating the Grand Opening of Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phase I

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Photo from YourWestValley.com article: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/glendale/article_53defecc-a872-11e5-ad25-d76200b77a7b.html

Congratulations to our client, the Tohono O’odham Nation on the grand opening of the first phase of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Maricopa County, Arizona. The HBG-designed casino officially opened to the public on December 20, 2015. We have compiled articles on the project below – take a look for a peek into the project, and check back on the HBG website soon for official project photography. (more…)


A Three Step Plan to a Millennial-Ready Casino

for webBy Danny Valle, AIA, Principal, Hnedak Bobo Group

You have a thriving regional casino operation and loyal gaming customers. Baby Boomers have been your bread and butter demographic for years. Now you are wondering how to reach the millennial generation, when article after article tells you that millennials do not prefer slot machines-but your main revenue source has typically come from slot gamers. So, where do you start and how soon do you need to put a plan in place?

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HBG’s Tamara Goff Named a “Rising Star” in the Gaming Industry

See Full Article in Casino Enterprise Management

For nearly a decade, Casino Enterprise Management has had the privilege of bringing recognition and honor to the legions of talented women professionals in the gaming industry through our Great Women of Gaming Awards. Over the years, we have found no shortage of worthy individuals for consideration for this honor. In fact, we have been continually amazed at the quality and continuity of extremely talented, extremely qualified women nominees. 

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News by Topic: Casino design

HBG Principal, Dike Bacon Joins a Roundtable Discussion on Non-Gaming Amenities at Casino Properties

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality, Uncategorized.

Each year, Casino Design magazine gathers a group of experts in the field to talk about issues that impact their discipline. For this year’s edition, moderator Julie Brinkerhoff Jacobs, the president and chief financial officer of Lifescapes International, Inc., focuses on the crucial subject of non-gaming amenities.


Design by Evolution: How to Maximize and Reinvent Every Space in Your Existing Casino

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality, Uncategorized.

“For many gaming tribes across the country, a challenge is not trying to figure out what to new-build next (unless market opportunities and demand warrant), but how to aggressively maximize or reinvent every square foot of existing space,” says Dike Bacon, principal for the Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group, which has a rich tradition with tribal… Read more »


We’re Celebrating the Grand Opening of Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phase I

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

Congratulations to our client, the Tohono O’odham Nation on the grand opening of the first phase of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Maricopa County, Arizona. The HBG-designed casino officially opened to the public on December 20, 2015. We have compiled articles on the project below – take a look for a peek into… Read more »


A Three Step Plan to a Millennial-Ready Casino

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

By Danny Valle, AIA, Principal, Hnedak Bobo Group You have a thriving regional casino operation and loyal gaming customers. Baby Boomers have been your bread and butter demographic for years. Now you are wondering how to reach the millennial generation, when article after article tells you that millennials do not prefer slot machines-but your main… Read more »


HBG’s Tamara Goff Named a “Rising Star” in the Gaming Industry

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

See Full Article in Casino Enterprise Management For nearly a decade, Casino Enterprise Management has had the privilege of bringing recognition and honor to the legions of talented women professionals in the gaming industry through our Great Women of Gaming Awards. Over the years, we have found no shortage of worthy individuals for consideration for this honor…. Read more »