News by Topic: Indian Gaming

2014 Design Q&A: Redesign and Repurpose featuring HBG Principal Dike Bacon

From Casino Design – read full article here

In Casino Design’s annual Q&A with expert architects, designers, builders and developers, this year the subject is the reuse of older buildings, and what constitutes a successful renovation. We started with this premise:
    
“It’s quite clear that any particular casino design has a shelf life appropriate to the time and place when and where it was built. How do you keep your offerings fresh and your property intriguing to customers?”
    
These questions were put to the experts once again this year by Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, the president of Lifescapes International.

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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…)


WinStar opens two new complementary hotel towers at its OK resort

WinStar Hotel LobbyWinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, is positioning itself as the place to stay and play in Oklahoma and North Texas. Now, the Chickasaw Nation is upping the ante again with the opening of two new hotel towers to complement its recent major casino expansion completed in 2013, which effectively doubled the size of the WinStar property to 1.2 million square feet of gaming excitement. (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…)


News by Topic: Indian Gaming

2014 Design Q&A: Redesign and Repurpose featuring HBG Principal Dike Bacon

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From Casino Design – read full article here In Casino Design’s annual Q&A with expert architects, designers, builders and developers, this year the subject is the reuse of older buildings, and what constitutes a successful renovation. We started with this premise:      “It’s quite clear that any particular casino design has a shelf life appropriate to… Read more »


Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality, Uncategorized.

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 »