LONDON, UK – The International Casino Conference (ICC), which takes place on Monday, Feb. 6, and precedes ICE London (Feb. 7-9), will feature 150 industry thought leaders delivering insight and informed opinions covering gaming politics, emerging markets, regulation, entertainment spending, the experience economy, as well as exclusive insights on the major casino development projects making the industry headlines.
Cynthia Kiser Murphey, General Manager, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas and Laurens Vosloo, CEO San Manuel Casino will be among the global thought leaders sharing their experience in relation to the April 2022 opening of the Palms Casino Resort by the San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority – an opening which took place just 132 days after receiving the license to operate.
“Owning a casino resort in the entertainment and gaming mecca of Las Vegas was a long-term vision realized as part of the tribe’s investment and diversification strategy,” said Laurens Vosloo, Management Committee Member of San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority and CEO of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “At the International Casino Conference, we will be sharing the story of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and how they made history by becoming the first Native American tribe to wholly own and operate a casino resort in Las Vegas.”
“The San Manuel Tribe is known for their generosity and contributions to building-up communities as a way of showing their gratitude for the kindness that others showed them throughout their journey to self-reliance and sovereignty,” continued Vosloo. “The journey of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians through time to become one of Southern California’s leading employers and their history-making acquisition of Palms involved many discoveries along the way. Providing for the community is at the heart of the tribe’s values, including creating jobs for 1,200 team members, 50 percent of whom were returning Palms team members.”
“Our team opened Palms in less than four months – a period which included sourcing, hiring, and training 1,200 exceptional team members; overcoming strategic sourcing and supply chain issues and dealing with unknowns that we encountered as the first tribal entity to own and operate a casino resort in Las Vegas,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, General Manager, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas. “We are grateful that so many original Palms team members rejoined our team at opening. Team members expressed their desire to return because of the magic they feel when working here together. Their energy and enthusiasm are the reasons Palms continues to thrive.”