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Aristocrat cuts ribbon at Summerlin campus A

ristocrat was joined by a delegation of local, state, and international dignitaries to cut

the ribbon at the company’s new two-building campus in the Las Vegas neighbourhood of Summerlin. Participating in the ceremony

were Aristocrat Leisure Limited Chairman Ian Blackburne, Aristocrat Leisure Limited CEO Trevor Croker, Managing Director of the Americas Matt Wilson and Kevin T. Orrock, President, Summerlin, The Howard Hughes Corporation. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of Aristocrat employees,

who hosted a warm clothing drive benefitting the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as part of the celebration. Additionally, Croker dedicated the campus’ outdoor park to Dr. Blackburne, who will soon be retiring from the Aristocrat Board, naming it Blackburne Park. Wilson said: “Creating an inspiring

environment for employees is critical to our success and to our culture, today and in the future. We are thrilled with our new campus where most of our Las Vegas-based employees will now be at home. Aristocrat has really moved to a

NCF establishes new board for promoting diversity and inclusion


he National Casino Forum, which represents the UK’s land-based operators, has launched a new initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the casino sector. DICE (Diversity and Inclusion for Career Enhancement) is a

new seven-member board, whose role will be to create greater awareness within the industry of the issue and to help operators combat unconscious bias in recruitment, retention and promotion. DICE will begin by collating data from the casino sector to assess the current employment landscape and whether operators are recruiting inclusively. It will also look at career opportunities for women and members of the BAME community within the sector and representation at management and senior management level. Chaired by Tracey Stevenson, General Manager

Compliance and Integrity at Crown London Aspinalls, the other board members are: Mike Rothwell, Managing Director, Caesars Entertainment EMEA; Marieanne Carmody-Weir, Head of Regulatory Compliance and Audit, Aspers UK; David Livermore, Compliance and Security Director, Les Ambassadeurs; Alison Sullivan, General Manager, Park Tower – Grosvenor; David Smith, Gaming Director, The Hippodrome Casino and Tracy Damestani, CEO National Casino Forum. Tracey Stevenson, chair of DICE, said: “The UK’s casinos

are great places to work and offer fantastic career opportunities. We want them to become known as equal opportunities employers, where everyone has the chance to progress their career, regardless of gender or ethnicity. We want casinos to reflect the communities in which they operate, not just on the gaming floor but at boardroom level too.”

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people-first, customer-centric approach and we have many talented people working with us. The new building will further enhance our ability to work together by providing a functional environment that sparks collaboration and innovation.” The new campus, located at 10200 Aristocrat Way, consists of two three-story, tilt-up concrete structures of approximately 90,000 square feet each, delivering total floor space of approximately 180,000 square feet. The size of the campus allows the company to bring most of its 1,100 Las

Vegas-based employees together at one site, while also allowing space for additional hiring. The campus features many

employee-friendly amenities such as sit-stand desks, ergonomically designed chairs, gym, meditation room, café, on-site barista, pantries on each floor, game room, bike path, and large outdoor patio/park.

Genting raise £121,000 for CHIPS S

taff from leading casino operator Genting Casino UK have raised more than £121,000 through various running

fundraising initiatives over the course of a four-year partnership with CHIPS Charity. CHIPS Charity was founded on behalf of the UK gaming industry in 2001 in order to raise funds to purchase specialised wheelchairs for young people living in the UK with varying disabilities. The wheelchairs purchased by the charity are donated to children who would otherwise have no way of getting around independently. Genting Casino UK have had a relationship with CHIPS since the charity was founded in 2001 and from 2015, a team of Genting UK staff have raised an incredible £121,000. To raise vital funds for the charity,

members of staff from the casino operator have pushed themselves to the limit by taking part in running events at home and abroad over the course of the last four years. In 2015, £18,000 was raised by the team at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London and, in 2016, a sum of £33,000 was raised at the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon. In 2017, Genting UK staff travelled to Spain for the Rock n Roll Madrid Marathon and Half Marathon, raising a total of £20,000. They then returned to America for the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon, where the team raised a staggering £50,000.

Mayor of Southend and Elishia Chappel at a Genting UK wheelchair handover

Linda Lindsay, CHIPS Charity co-founder said, “The money that has been raised by members of Genting UK is quite incredible, every time we work with members of the casino it’s evident to see just how much the charity means to every single team member. From everyone at CHIPS, I want to say thank you for helping to transform the lives of so many people in the UK.” Jon Duffy, Director of Corporate Assurance &

Regulatory Affairs, said: “It gives me great pleasure knowing that Genting UK have raised such an amazing amount of money for a truly worthy cause. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the team members at Genting UK who have put so much time and effort into raising money for a charity that has really become close to our hearts.”

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