Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow 2017

OIGA 2017

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow 2017

OIGA 2017

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Booth Number: 502

July 24-26, 2017
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gdns,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  1:30PM – 6:00PM

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00PM – 3:00PM

At the Gary Platt Booth:

Gary Platt will be exhibiting cutting edge new casino seating designs at the OIGA Booth this year, including our new Lido Revo Mini chair, Epic base, Monaco chair, and Lugano chair.

Tradeshow Description:

Don’t miss the biggest Little Show in Indian Gaming.
Join more than 2,500 industry professionals from all over the country at this premier event specifically devoted to all aspects of the Indian Gaming industry.

Association Description:

Tribal Government Gaming in Oklahoma began several decades ago with simple bingo halls situated in retrofitted buildings. Today, 31 Tribal Nations 
in Oklahoma currently operate almost 130 with approximately 72,850 electronic games, almost 5,300 bingo seats and other games. Tribal Government Gaming operations include 20 casinos with hotels/resorts with a combined total of more than 5,000 rooms, and almost 500,000 square feet of meeting, function and entertainment space.

Other related ancillary facilities and amenities include almost 200 restaurants and bars, nine golf courses with a total of 126 holes, five spas, seven RV parks with nearly 375 sites, more than 50 gas and convenience stores as well as destination and convenience retail, several bowling centers, laser tag and a movie complex.

Oklahoma has the second largest Native American population in the United States, behind only California. According to the 2010 Census, 482,760 Oklahomans identified as Native American alone or in combination with other races.

For more information, visit www.oiga.com.

Getting Cozy with Gary Platt Manufacturing – Casino Journal April 2017 Issue

Getting Cozy with Gary Platt Manufacturing – Casino Journal April 2017 Issue

Written by Joan Mantini, Associate Editor at Casino Journal.

Gary Platt Manufacturing LLC has been in the casino seating business since 1996, and today they produce seating exclusively for casinos including slots, table games, poker, bar-top and bingo.

The company was founded on the concept that a high quality more comfortable chair would increase player’s time on device. By specializing in casino seating, Gary Platt has become one of the recognized leaders in performance seating by casino customers and casino management. The company features a very robust and creative product development team that is willing to work with casinos and designers to help them realize their vision.

Casino Journal Associate Editor Joan Mantini recently touched base with Skip Davis, president of Gary Platt Manufacturing, to discuss their focus on social seating for the casino floor and company plans for 2017. Below are some excerpts from that conversation:

What role does social spaces and seating play in your product development?

Davis: To date, our focus on social seating for the casino floor has been primarily centered on custom designed creations, such as benches and sound chairs. Off the casino floor, our operator partners have been utilizing our bar and other type seating for their social space. We anticipate our customers will have increasing interest in this area as they reach out to new demographics, and our design teams are continually conducting research in this area.

In recent years, what are some of the things you have learned and integrated into your products to help create the look and comfort for the Millennials at casinos?

Davis: We have developed new models that incorporate modern design elements, to give our customers an even greater choice of the look and brand feel they want to project to their Millennial customers and other customer segments. Multi-player benches, sound benches and customized seating options have also been interesting to our customers.

What do you think casino operators are looking for to keep their casino furniture up to date?

Davis: Keeping casino furniture up-to-date is part of a larger question of profitability… as operators, how can we keep our casino up-to-date, profitable and maintaining a high ROI? These factors certainly were a consideration for del Lago, MGM National Harbor and Rivers Casino—three new properties that exclusively chose Gary Platt Products. What we have found in supplying high performance casino seating to customers across North America and around the world is that operators are looking for furniture that will help them improve the financial performance of their casino. This can be interpreted many ways, but primarily means enhancing the experience they create for their players by providing attractive seating with unsurpassed comfort. Our design teams are continually innovating, and our current designs, ergonomically correct seat construction, and chairs that are easy-to-move/re-position are three important factors we take into consideration, based on operator feedback. Our customers also tell us they need durable products that will perform over a long period to improve their ROI. Of course, every operator wants to make a deliberate statement by introducing new and innovative products to their guests, and that includes seating. That’s why we recently introduced new and modern design options, such as our new Monaco model and our Epic base.

What is the importance of seating to the modern, land-based casino environment?

Davis: Our research has proven that quality, comfortable seating is one of the variables that contribute to the success of the modern casino. We all know players gravitate to a particular casino for many reasons, which could include factors such as proximity, service, games, player reward programs, restaurants, social aspects and others. What we know from our two decades of experience in the casino space is a casino’s seating has to be inviting and comfortable. Operators spend an enormous amount of money to get players to games. So once the players are seated at the games, they need and want to be as comfortable as possible. This is true for standard-limit areas as well as high-limit areas, such as the new high-limit area at Rocky Gap, which exclusively chose our chairs.

At Gary Platt, we have scoured the world for the highest quality foam for unsurpassed comfort, and our design teams work extensively with ergonomics experts. That combination helps to ensure our customers’ guests are comfortable, and have an enjoyable experience that they want to extend and enjoy over and over again, never leaving just because their seats are uncomfortable.

Why should casinos care about this?

Davis: An operator’s chair purchase decision will directly influence the overall profitability of the casino. Their players care about the quality, comfort and appearance of the chairs. We’ve proven that with nearly two decades of field experience and research, and it is a logical conclusion. No one reading this article wants to spend an hour or two in an uncomfortable chair or in uncomfortable shoes or in uncomfortable shirt. We are creatures of comfort, so when operators make a conscious decision to provide their guests with a comfortable seat, guests respond by staying and enjoying themselves longer.

What would you say casinos are doing when it comes to integrating social spaces into customer-facing products such as chairs and furniture?

Davis: This has been an interesting trend throughout the hospitality industry. New casinos we have been involved with have deliberately constructed more socially driven spaces into their designs. Established casinos, such as San Manuel and its new Rock & Brews, are creating new social spaces. In each of these cases, the operators chose Gary Platt chairs because of their comfort; after all, a social space is a place to sit, relax and be comfortable.

When it comes to seating and furniture, what are some of the challenges casinos face when trying to create social environments for players? What are you doing to alleviate these challenges?

Davis: Social spaces are designed to be quickly re-configurable depending on the needs of the moment, so one directive we continually hear from our customers is that our chairs must be easily moveable, in addition to durable and comfortable. Another interesting point in the social environment space is we are seeing more bench seating than ever before. Players are enjoying the game together as pairs or in groups, and our customers report to us that our bench seating is proving to be a valuable solution to the way their guests are enjoying the casino today.

What are some of your best-selling products?

Davis: We are very pleased that our newest products have been performing very well with our customers, both at newly opened casinos, such as Del Lago/Kansas Crossing, MGM National Harbor and Rivers Casino, and at casinos with new amenities, such as Rocky Gap and San Manuel. Our new models such as Monaco, Lido, Lido Revo, Sonoma Bench, San Remo, have performed very well for us, as have our new understructures which are designed to adjust the footrest position to improve comfort.

What are your plans for 2017 in terms of development and new products lines?

Davis: We have development efforts working on many levels, including two new products we expect to release later this year. These are ultra-high comfort seats that can be used in any gaming area and that easily translate to non-gaming/social areas, such as lounges and bars. We also have several products being developed today for specific new casino projects that will likely become part of our standard offering once those casinos open. In addition, we are always working on at least one sound chair where we expect to raise the bar and the volume. We also have two new markets that we are entering that have application for casino hotels and conference and multipurpose areas of resort casinos. And then there are the designs we haven’t even thought of yet. That’s one exciting part of our business is our design teams are constantly creating, constantly innovating.

Do you have any new/recent partnerships or business?

Davis: We recently named E-screen Limited our exclusive United Kingdom distributor, and we have distributor arrangements in place with select distributors in key markets worldwide. Additionally, in the very near future, we will be announcing several new business deals and arrangements—some within the gaming industry and some outside of the gaming industry. This all makes it a very exciting time at Gary Platt.

Skip Davis is president of Gary Platt Manufacturing, a Reno-based company that creates and distributes casino seating products to the worldwide gaming industry. He can be reached at www.garyplatt.com.

Washington Indian Gaming Association WIGA 2017

WIGA 2017

Washington Indian Gaming Association WIGA 2017

WIGA 2017

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Booth Number: 204

June 19-21, 2017
Tulalip Resort Casino
10200 Quil Ceda Blvd
Tulalip, WA 98271

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  4:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  9:00AM – 2:00PM

At the Gary Platt Booth:

Gary Platt will be exhibiting cutting edge new casino seating designs at the WIGA Booth this year, including our new Lido Revo chair, Epic External Ring base, Monaco chair, and Sonoma.

 

Association Description:

The Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA) is a non-profit organization of tribal government leaders of federally recognized Tribes in the state of Washington. WIGA’s Board of Directors is composed entirely of duly appointed representatives of the governing bodies of the member Tribes.

The common commitment and purpose of WIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples – economically, socially and politically.

As a trade association, WIGA’s purpose is to educate and disseminate information to the Indian gaming community, federal and state governments, and the general public on issues related to gaming in Indian Country.

To achieve those purposes, WIGA maintains offices and full-time staff in the state capitol of Olympia; organizes conferences, projects and programs; consults with and disseminates information to tribal governments, the media, and the general public; and serves as an advocate for Indian gaming before state, local and federal government bodies and agencies.

For more information, visit www.washingtonindiangaming.org.

Gary Platt Manufacturing Names New VP of Finance

Gary Platt Manufacturing Names New VP of Finance

Marek Petrilak

Marek Petrilak

RENO, Nev. (April 17, 2017) – Gary Platt Manufacturing has named its new Vice President of Finance. Having served as a financial advisor to Gary Platt for several months, Marek Petrilak has been formally tapped for the job, bringing a world of experience to Gary Platt.

Petrilak has worked in finance departments in four countries on two continents, giving crucial global production insight at a time when Gary Platt is expanding its footprint worldwide.

Most recently, Petrilak served as Finance & Control Manager for Whirlpool Corp. in the company’s Isithebe production plant in South Africa. He has also served as Senior Financial Analyst and as Google Reporting Implementation Manager for Comerio’s EMEA headquarters in Italy; as Finance Controller for Cassinetta ETS; as Finance Controller for the Swedish production plant Norrkoping; and as Finance Analyst for Poprad, a production plant in Slovakia.

Petrilak holds a master’s degree from Economic University, Faculty of Commerce, Bratislava, Slovakia.

“Gary Platt operates a major manufacturing plant in Reno, Nevada, and our footprint stretches across North America. As we aggressively move to expand further into Europe and into Latin America and Asia, Marek brings unique global insights that will prove extremely valuable to Gary Platt and to our customers,” said Gary Platt President Skip Davis.

Gary Platt’s extensive line of custom-made chairs can be found in casinos of all sizes on five continents. Discover your next favorite chair at garyplatt.com and join the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

About Gary Platt Manufacturing

For more than 20 years, Gary Platt Manufacturing has been the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating. The design team has more than 50 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence. Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots, table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit Gary Platt at www.garyplatt.com. # # # Contact: Paul Speirs-Hernandez [email protected]

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Unsurpassed Comfort to NIGA 2017

niga 2017

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Unsurpassed Comfort to NIGA 2017

Industry’s Best Chairs in Booth #1045 at NIGA 2017

RENO, Nev. (April 10, 2017) – Gary Platt Manufacturing is on a winning streak, winning business from the new MGM National Harbor to a recent remodel at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. Now Gary Platt is bringing the world’s most comfortable chairs to NIGA 2017.

Gary Platt will be in booth #1045, co-exhibiting with distributor Gitchi Gaming. The company will show high performance seating for every area of the casino, including slots, table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. Every chair in Gary Platt Manufacturing’s collection of performance casino seating is hand-crafted to perfection, bringing unsurpassed comfort to each player’s gaming experience.

Featured at NIGA is the new Monaco chair, which bursts onto the scene with style and attitude, stripping down preconceived notions of casino chairs. Monaco chair’s patent-pending design and razor-sharp details bring a new meaning to unsurpassed comfort.

Also showing is the Vue chair line. With Vue, operators can gain an insight into unsurpassed comfort with an intriguing keyhole design element in the seat back, for a unique, modern look that distinguishes the casino floor.

Other chairs on display include Gary Platt’s BX2 dealer chair, GX2 poker chair, the new Lido and Lido Revo line.

With more than 20 years in delivering state-of-the-art ergonomically sculpted performance casino seating, Gary Platt Manufacturing’s X-Tended Play and the X2-Tended Play series continue to push the bounds of excellence.

Gary Platt’s extensive line of custom-made chairs can be found in casinos of all sizes on five continents. Discover your next favorite chair in booth #1045 at NIGA, garyplatt.com, and join the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Gary Platt Manufacturing

For more than 20 years, Gary Platt Manufacturing has been the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating. The design team has more than 50 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence. Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots, table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit Gary Platt at www.garyplatt.com.

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Contact:

Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications

+1 (702) 413-4278, [email protected]

Canadian Gaming Summit CGS 2017

CGS 2017

Canadian Gaming Summit CGS 2017

CGS 2017

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Booth Number: 200

June 19-21, 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Monday, June 19th , 2017 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

At the Gary Platt Booth:

Gary Platt will be exhibiting cutting edge new casino seating designs at the Bet-Rite Booth this year, including our new Lido Revo chair, Epic Pedestal base, Epic External Footrest base, and Monaco chair.

Tradeshow Description:


Welcome to the Canadian Gaming Summit – Where the Canadian gaming industry meets!

The Canadian Gaming Summit is Canada’s premier annual conference and exhibition for gaming professionals. The Summit delivers face-to-face interaction between attendees from all gaming sectors, disciplines and regions within Canada and beyond, and is the leading provider of information, education and interaction to the Canadian gaming community. The Summit’s top-notch educational program, expansive exhibition and enjoyable social events provide an invaluable and memorable learning and networking experience.

 

National Indian Gaming Association ( NIGA) 2017

National Indian Gaming Association ( NIGA) 2017

NIGA 2017

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Booth Number: 1045

April 10-13, 2017
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 13, 2017      10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

At the Gary Platt Booth:

Gary Platt will be exhibiting cutting edge new casino seating designs at the NIGA Booth this year, including our new Lido Revo chair, Epic Pedestal base, Epic External Ring base, Monaco chair, and Sonoma Bench.

Tradeshow Description:

Entering its 32nd year, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention has established itself not only as the premier event for the Indian Gaming industry but as the figurative heartbeat of Native American success.

The largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the country, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is both the meeting place where the community gathers to learn, network and exchange industry-specific ideas and a cultural celebration of success, strength and self-reliance.

Association Description:

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and business engaged in tribal gaming enterprises around the country. As the go-to resource for the community on education, legislation and public policy issues, National Indian Gaming Association works to advance the social, economic and political success of its members and the Indian community, at large.

For more information, visit www.indiangaming.org.

Southern Gaming Summit SGS 2017

Southern Gaming Summit SGS 2017

SGS 2017

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Booth Number: 613

May 2-4, 2017
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39531

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017  11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 4th, 2017      11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

At the Gary Platt Booth:

Gary Platt will be exhibiting cutting edge new casino seating designs at the SGS Booth this year, including our new Lido Revo chair, Epic Pedestal base, Epic External Ring base, and Monaco chair.

Tradeshow Description:

A Little Bit of Fun, a Whole Lot of Networking

The Southern Gaming Summit / BingoWorld event is the can’t-miss event of the spring.
With a unique mix of networking, education and southern hospitality, being in attendance is a necessity for those who want to be on the cutting edge of developments within the gaming industry. An exciting exhibition floor, compelling sessions and a qualified mix of industry professionals attract industry leaders from all across the country as they debut the newest advancements in games, equipment and best practices on and off the gaming floor.

Once again BingoWorld will co-locate with Southern Gaming Summit to bring together people from all facets of the casino industry: charity, military, commercial and non-commercial as well as Tribal Bingo for education and networking. How you experience this event is completely up to you. We’ve got it all — educational sessions, seasoned industry leaders, cocktail mixers and an unparalleled exhibit floor. If you’re eager to see the newest products and systems you can’t afford to miss being on the Gulf Coast in May, the South’s premiere gaming destination.

For more information, visit www.sgsummit.com.

Gary Platt Closed Successful 2016 with Year’s Largest Order Going to MGM National Harbor

MGM National Harbor

Gary Platt Closed Successful 2016 with Year’s Largest Order Going to MGM National Harbor

RENO, Nev. (February 21, 2017) – Gary Platt Manufacturing ended a very successful 2016 by
delivering its largest order of the year to the stunning new MGM National Harbor. Gary Platt
supplied more than 4,000 custom-designed slot and table game chairs for the new casino, winning
more than 90 percent of the floor share.

“Supplying more than 4,000 chairs to one of the world’s most exciting properties was an incredible
way to end the year,” Gary Platt President Skip Davis said. “We worked closely with MGM brand
feel and experience. We are proud to have combined our unsurpassed comfort with our
distinctive design abilities for this exceptional property.”

As part of the landmark contract, Gary Platt created three new chairs that were launched at MGM
National Harbor: the San Remo, the Genoa, and the Lido NH. Introducing a classically rich design
with an emphasis on the comfort that Gary Platt is recognized for, the new MGM National Harbor
chairs are truly comfort-driven products. The custom designs underscore Gary Platt’s
commitment to creating products that are as unique as the experience its customers provide to
their guests.

The contract was awarded after a highly competitive bid, and Gary Platt was chosen for its
products’ comfort, quality, design, and value.
Gary Platt’s extensive line of custom-made chairs can be found in casinos of all sizes on five
continents. Discover your next favorite chair at garyplatt.com and join the company on Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Gary Platt Manufacturing
Gary Platt Manufacturing is the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating and has
more than 20 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence.
Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots,
table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit Gary Platt at
www.garyplatt.com and join the company on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Contact:
Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications
+1 (702) 413-4278, [email protected]

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Style, Unsurpassed Comfort to New High Limit Room at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Gary Platt Manufacturing Brings Style, Unsurpassed Comfort to New High Limit Room at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

RENO, Nev. (February 13, 2017) – Rocky Gap Casino Resort recently opened its new high limit slot
area, and Gary Platt Manufacturing added its signature style and unsurpassed comfort, supplying
100 percent of the chairs for the casino expansion.
The new 650-square-foot high limit room offers majestic views of Evitts Mountain and
picturesque Lake Habeeb, and Gary Platt worked closely with the casino’s designers to create a
distinct look tailored exclusively for Rocky Gap.
“We have worked with Rocky Gap Casino Resort for some time, and we were very pleased to have
been chosen to provide chairs for their new and elegant high limit room,” Gary Platt President
Skip Davis said. “With the room’s incredible views of the natural surroundings, we knew our task
was to create a chair that would be a worthy partner to the environs, and we achieved our mission
with excellence.”
Rocky Gap chose Gary Platt’s new and distinctive San Remo chair for its unsurpassed comfort,
quality, design, and value.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer this new amenity to our guests, and I am thrilled
with how our new Gary Platt chairs turned out,” said Skylar Dice, General Manager of the Rocky
Gap Casino Resort. “We wanted to create a great space for our guests to play that is unbelievably
comfortable, and allows them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Rocky Gap while
they game.”
Located in Flintstone, Md., Rocky Gap Casino Resort is a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden
Entertainment, Inc.
Gary Platt’s extensive line of custom-made chairs can be found in casinos of all sizes on five
continents. Discover your next favorite chair at garyplatt.com and join the company on Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About Gary Platt Manufacturing
Gary Platt Manufacturing is the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating and has
more than 20 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence.
Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots,
table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit www.garyplatt.com.
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Contact:
Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications, [email protected]

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