Rocky Gap converted their location from a state owned hotel resort into a casino resort location, installing a variety of casino systems. Power Strategies was responsible for the project management and implementation of the Konami Gaming Casino Management System, NEWave Title 31, Global Cash Access ATM and Voucher Redemption Kiosks, Maestro hotel and point of sale system interfaces, and MICROS point of sale interfaces. Stepping up to the challenge, Power Strategies accepted the responsibility for managing the resort’s operational team in the two weeks before go live to ensure the project opened successfully on time and within regulatory compliance frameworks.
Aliante Casino separated all information technology systems from their parent casino corporation, Station Casinos, in a 24 hour period, in October 2012. Power Strategies was responsible for the re-installation, re-configuration, and re-launch of the IGT Advantage system, as well as the implementation of NEWave Automation systems, Global Cash Access ATM and Voucher Redemption Terminals, Fortunet Bingo, and system interfaces to InfoGenesis Point of Sale and LMS Hotel systems. We were responsible for training plans, IT project management and resource coordination for this time sensitive project.
Revel opened their $2.5 billion resort in March 2012 with over 2,500 games and 70 table games. Power Strategies developed a five phase approach to the implementation of Revel’s selected gaming technologies: Project Preparation, Configuration Workshops, System Setup/Configuration/Training, On-Site Testing/Training, and Go-Live and Support. The company was responsible to plan and organize the project for success in partnership with casino and vendor representatives. In conjunction with the key stakeholders, the company facilitated workshops to configure the system and recommend system configurations and business processes. Additionally, the company created training plans and manuals, tested applications and reviewed test results, assisted with the implementation and go-live of the applications, and provided troubleshooting guidance and post-go-live support to the user community. Power Strategies worked closely with the property and the regulators to ensure the delivered and configured products were compliant with the regulatory environment.
On a secondary project, Power Strategies was engaged to develop internal controls, policies and procedures for the IT department in compliance with New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement regulations.
With more than 3,000 gaming machines and 100 table games, Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo Michigan opened in August 2007. Power Strategies was responsible for the installation and implementation of all gaming technology systems for soft count, table games, cage and credit, slots, poker, marketing and finance. The company also provided training, documentation, customized reports, and a post-installation compliance review. In 2011, Four Winds opened a satellite property in Hartford, Michigan. Power Strategies coordinated the implementation of the gaming system in a cross-property configuration, allowing both Four Winds sites to share player data and credit activity.
Under contract since 2010, Power Strategies has provided training and system audit resources for Gaming Laboratories International. We have worked with GLI clients in Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to provide gaming systems training, Title 31/Bank Secrecy Act training, and gaming systems configuration review and audit. As presenters and moderators at a variety of GLI events across the United States, we have provided informative sessions on network administration and security, system configurations, and system-based cheating and fraud identification.
IGT utilized Power Strategies to research and compile a comprehensive analysis of the competitive gaming systems in the U.S. marketplace, focusing on Aristocrat, Bally, IGT, and Konami casino management systems. This report analyzed the various manufacturer’s products, development plans, and strengths and weaknesses, comparing them to assess their competitive positioning in the marketplace. Report delivery included a day long work session with various representatives from IGT’s management team to review the report, identify opportunities and options and create a road map for development and planning purposes.
Overall strategic Information Technology planning, system selection and implementation, and contracting for major gaming systems including human resources information systems, scheduling, time and attendance, casino management, gaming, financial, hotel, valet, and point of sale systems. This project included a gap analysis of current systems, new user requirements, and proposed system functionality.
Red Hawk Casino opened in December 2008 with over 2,100 gaming machines and 75 table games. Power Strategies coordinated the installation and implementation of more than twenty software systems, including slot dispatch, soft count, cash access and ATM/Ticket redemption, RFID table games interface, jackpot dispensing units, Title 31/tax form processing, marketing data warehouse reporting, security and surveillance management, and casino management and player tracking systems. The company worked with the operational departments, tribal gaming commission, and management company to design, configure and audit the system to confirm compliance with internal control standards, policy and procedures, and standard operating procedures. We provided additional follow up post-installation to ensure continued compliance and utilization of best practices for their casino operation.
For the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission, Power Strategies reviewed current installations of their gaming systems at all associated casino sites, documenting the installed system and application configurations and operational processes to ensure compliance with the gaming commission’s Minimum Internal Control Standards and policies and procedures. Final deliverables included a gap analysis of the current system configuration as compared to the regulatory requirements, recommended system configuration and process modifications to ensure compliance with tribal regulatory requirements, and system configuration risk analysis and mitigation strategies.