News by Topic: Casino design

Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

From Casino Design – read full article here

Welcome to the labyrinth. Tribal gaming presents numerous post-recession options, along roads that must be traveled carefully. While some contain potholes, others offer paths to prosperity.
    
Tribes are taking it all in. Many properties catch their breath and weigh, for the first time in several years, some interesting choices. One, should they realize modest profits in order to improve infrastructure and education facilities for members? Or two, is it better to risk those dollars via expansion to seek a larger profit in coming years?
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Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino: Buffalo’s “Harbor Master” project featured in Casino Design magazine

From Casino Design – read full article here

The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York completed its final phase in August, a keystone in revitalizing Buffalo’s Inner Harbor area. Reviving this underused industrial property was a special interest for the Seneca Nation, which has historical ties to this land.

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Check out this article from the 2014 Casino Design Magazine: HBG is always “Thinking Differently”, for the benefit of our clients.

From Casino Design – read full article here

A leader in the national gaming and hospitality design industry, Hnedak Bobo Group has cemented its reputation as a preferred designer of dynamic casino resort destinations and is ranked as one of the top 15 hospitality design firms in the country.

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Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 ENR Merit Award

Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record “Best Projects” Merit Award in the “Sports/Entertainment” category. The $130 million casino project was recognized with the Merit Award in a strong field of competitors that included, among its winners, prestigious projects such as the Madison Square Garden Transformation Project, 4 World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and the Bill & Melinda Gates Hall.

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See you at NIGA Mid-Year Conference & Expo!

Learn more about the Winstar World’s recent expansion at our NIGA conference session: Hnedak Bobo Group Principal Danny Valle, AIA, discusses the grand-scale building expansion project that elevated Winstar World Casino from a regional casino to the largest destination in the world. Danny’s session will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:45 AM in Conference Room 4.

If you can’t make our conference session, make sure you stop by our booth!

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Casino Journal Cover Story: WinStar World Resort Builds on the Dream

CoverLatest WinStar expansion includes eclectic design, immersive customer experiences 

The urge to reinvest in the gaming enterprise is not isolated to southern gaming tribes.

Oklahoma’s largest tribal casino, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville—an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation—has a continuing and confident vision for expanding its property, while driving new customers and preserving a loyal customer base. (more…)


HBG’s philosophy, and our views on the evolution of brick-and-mortar casinos. Read about it in Indian Gaming mag!

Dike_BaconAccording to HBG Principal, Dike Bacon: “The biggest challenge for the brick -and-­mortar portion of the gaming industry in the future will be to maintain relevancy as an entertainment option. (more…)


We’re talking Facility Design and Reinvestment at the Midwest Gaming Summit

HBG is excited to announce that our Principal and Practice Leader, Rick Gardner, will be speaking at the Midwest Gaming Summit, June 2-3 in Rosemont, Illinois. (more…)


See you at NIGA 2014! Don’t miss our panel discussion with Pokagon/Four Winds Casino on casino expansion success.

Considering casino expansion? Then, don’t miss the ‘Success Stories: Mitigating the Risk of a Casino Expansion – Pokagon Hartford Development’ session at the National Indian Gaming Association Convention in San Diego, presented by a panel of Indian gaming industry leaders, including moderator Kristi Jackson, CEO of Tribal Financial Advisors; and panelists, John Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians; Matt Harkness, COO, Four Winds Casino Resort; and Rick Gardner, AIA, Principal Architect at Hnedak Bobo Group.

Tuesday – May 13, 2014 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, Room: 1B

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Tribal Government Gaming Highlights ‘Amazing Amenities’

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“We have a current Indian gaming client considering the inclusion of a very large specialty mixed-use retail center in their next phase of expansion: large specialty stores, a bowling alley and a cinema complex are part of the program,” says Dike Bacon, principal of the Memphis-based architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. “Four or five years ago, this would have been unthinkable. The design emphasis continues to be focused on non-gaming revenue generation and atypical amenities.” 

Piggybacking on national brands like Ruth’s Chris is also a distinct trend for some properties, says Bacon; those household names bring instant recognition and invite very specific guest profiles. Working with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Hnedak Bobo recently designed a new Hard Rock Café at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. This “high-profile and high-energy” addition was part of a larger expansion that included a 269-room hotel tower and 1,500-seat event center. The goal: “to leverage the music-oriented Hard Rock brand with the property’s new entertainment center,” says Bacon. Along with other non-gaming amenities at the property—including Kids Quest and Cyber Quest attractions for children and a shopping promenade—it has boosted the casino’s competitive positioning in the market.

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News by Topic: Casino design

Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

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From Casino Design – read full article here Welcome to the labyrinth. Tribal gaming presents numerous post-recession options, along roads that must be traveled carefully. While some contain potholes, others offer paths to prosperity.    Tribes are taking it all in. Many properties catch their breath and weigh, for the first time in several years, some interesting… Read more »


Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino: Buffalo’s “Harbor Master” project featured in Casino Design magazine

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From Casino Design – read full article here The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York completed its final phase in August, a keystone in revitalizing Buffalo’s Inner Harbor area. Reviving this underused industrial property was a special interest for the Seneca Nation, which has historical ties to this land.


Check out this article from the 2014 Casino Design Magazine: HBG is always “Thinking Differently”, for the benefit of our clients.

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality, Uncategorized.

From Casino Design – read full article here A leader in the national gaming and hospitality design industry, Hnedak Bobo Group has cemented its reputation as a preferred designer of dynamic casino resort destinations and is ranked as one of the top 15 hospitality design firms in the country.


Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 ENR Merit Award

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record “Best Projects” Merit Award in the “Sports/Entertainment” category. The $130 million casino project was recognized with the Merit Award in a strong field of competitors that included, among its winners, prestigious projects such… Read more »


See you at NIGA Mid-Year Conference & Expo!

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Learn more about the Winstar World’s recent expansion at our NIGA conference session: Hnedak Bobo Group Principal Danny Valle, AIA, discusses the grand-scale building expansion project that elevated Winstar World Casino from a regional casino to the largest destination in the world. Danny’s session will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:45 AM in… Read more »


Casino Journal Cover Story: WinStar World Resort Builds on the Dream

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Latest WinStar expansion includes eclectic design, immersive customer experiences  The urge to reinvest in the gaming enterprise is not isolated to southern gaming tribes. Oklahoma’s largest tribal casino, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville—an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation—has a continuing and confident vision for expanding its property, while driving new customers and… Read more »


See you at NIGA 2014! Don’t miss our panel discussion with Pokagon/Four Winds Casino on casino expansion success.

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Considering casino expansion? Then, don’t miss the ‘Success Stories: Mitigating the Risk of a Casino Expansion – Pokagon Hartford Development’ session at the National Indian Gaming Association Convention in San Diego, presented by a panel of Indian gaming industry leaders, including moderator Kristi Jackson, CEO of Tribal Financial Advisors; and panelists, John Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon… Read more »