News by Topic: Indian Gaming

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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WinStar World Casino Resort and HBG Continue Expansion Evolution

“Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby’s vision for WinStar World Casino and Resort always has been focused on creating a world-class entertainment experience in south central Oklahoma,” said Bill Lance, Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce. “Many things combine to create that experience. From quality customer service to luxurious amenities to the casino’s architecture and décor, we strive to provide patrons with an experience rivaled by few in the world.”

Read the full article in Indian Gaming magazine here.

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HBG’s Nathan Peak named an Emerging Leader by Global Gaming Business Magazine

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HBG’s Nathan Peak was recently named an Emerging Leader by Global Gaming Business Magazine. Read more about how his philosophy of “learning by listening” has gotten him to where he is today.

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Happy New Year! Find out what lies ahead in 2014 for the Indian gaming industry

With the New Year just around the corner, Indian Gaming magazine asked members of their Editorial Advisory Board to share their perspectives on what lies ahead in 2014. Here is what they, including HBG’s Director of Development, Dike Bacon, had to say…

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Four Winds New Buffalo Receives G2E Award for Best Casino Expansion

Hnedak Bobo Group is pleased to announce that Four Winds Casino Resort, New Buffalo, Michigan has been recognized as the 2013 Best Architectural Re-Design/Expansion for a Casino Resort by the G2E/Global Gaming Business Casino Design Awards. (more…)


CEM Audio Edge Podcast: HBG discusses the design of the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino

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A New Addition to the Seneca Casino Herd

Casino Enterprise Management – Read the entire article at Casino Enterprise Management here.

Since 2005, the Seneca Nation has had a vision of a world-class gaming and entertainment destination in downtown Buffalo, N.Y.—a vision of transforming an old, industrial property, reminiscent of Buffalo’s past, into a key piece of the city’s future. On Aug. 27, 2013, the Seneca Nation welcomed the people of Buffalo to experience that long-awaited vision when it was fulfilled by the opening of the new $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. (more…)


New hotel tower opens at Winstar World Casino & Resort

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KX11, THACKERVILLE, OK – The ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of Pool Tower North, the second hotel tower at Winstar World Casino and Resort. Guests are already checking in to some of the 500 rooms in the 18-story tower. (more…)


HBG designer Nathan Peak recognized in Global Gaming Businesses’ Top 40 under 40

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We knew HBG Senior Associate and Architectural Designer, Nathan Peak, AIA, was an up-and-comer at the firm. Now he has been recognized by the national gaming industry as a leading casino resort designer! Thanks to Global Gaming Business for naming Nathan to their inaugural Top 40 under 40.

Look for more from Nathan in the February issue of Global Gaming Business.

Congratulations Nathan!


News by Topic: Indian Gaming

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

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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 »


WinStar World Casino Resort and HBG Continue Expansion Evolution

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“Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby’s vision for WinStar World Casino and Resort always has been focused on creating a world-class entertainment experience in south central Oklahoma,” said Bill Lance, Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce. “Many things combine to create that experience. From quality customer service to luxurious amenities to the casino’s architecture and décor, we… Read more »


A New Addition to the Seneca Casino Herd

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Casino Enterprise Management – Read the entire article at Casino Enterprise Management here. Since 2005, the Seneca Nation has had a vision of a world-class gaming and entertainment destination in downtown Buffalo, N.Y.—a vision of transforming an old, industrial property, reminiscent of Buffalo’s past, into a key piece of the city’s future. On Aug. 27, 2013,… Read more »


New hotel tower opens at Winstar World Casino & Resort

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Read full article and view the television news report here. KX11, THACKERVILLE, OK – The ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of Pool Tower North, the second hotel tower at Winstar World Casino and Resort. Guests are already checking in to some of the 500 rooms in the 18-story tower.


HBG designer Nathan Peak recognized in Global Gaming Businesses’ Top 40 under 40

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We knew HBG Senior Associate and Architectural Designer, Nathan Peak, AIA, was an up-and-comer at the firm. Now he has been recognized by the national gaming industry as a leading casino resort designer! Thanks to Global Gaming Business for naming Nathan to their inaugural Top 40 under 40. Look for more from Nathan in the February issue… Read more »