Amanda Anger

Amanda Anger

New games and 3D advertising enhance revenue, excitement and convenience

Through some game-changing moves, Tropicana Casino & Resort (Atlantic City, NJ) is improving its guests’ experience at the tables, around the slots, and at the front desk.

Tantalizing New Table Games

Tropicana has introduced two new games for those who’ve always wanted to try the tables but were too intimidated in the past. The first game is I-Table Roulette which features a dealer-manned roulette table that combines electronic betting stations with a live dealer to spin the ball and make transactions. 

“The game has a bold table display, and with no chips involved the game moves quickly and smoothly. The dealer runs the game, but also has time to help beginners and interact more with our guests,” says Steve Callender, Tropicana’s Sr. Vice President of Casino Operations.

Improvements Generate More Revenue

“Our goal in making these improvements, additions and changes was to make our players feel valued and renew the excitement of the Tropicana experience,” says Tony Rodio, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tropicana Entertainment.

An added value of the new I-Table Roulette is that it enables more “spins” per hour, resulting in more games played and more revenue generated for the casino each day.

3D Attracts Attention

Adding further to the excitement at Tropicana is its new array of autostereoscopic (no glasses required) 3DTV monitors strategically placed around the property to draw attention to the resort’s line-up of shows, retail, and food and beverage outlets.

A recent study by Northwestern University suggests humans have dramatically increased levels of retention of advertising messages, allowing for more urgent and complete follow-through on purchasing products and services advertised in 3D. As one would expect of a busy casino floor, competition for guests’ and players’ attention is robust; 3DTV grabs viewers’ attention and imprints sales messages solidly in their brains for follow-up purchasing of show tickets and other onsite products and services.

Unveiled at the 2012 HITEC Conference and Exhibition, autostereoscopic 3DTV is available in various monitor configurations through EHospa 3D Media (616-891-5747) with a generous advertising revenue sharing plan or through a lease plan for properties like Tropicana that wish to broadcast their own 2D or 3D programming content and advertisements. Under the EHospa revenue sharing plan, 3D monitors are installed at no cost and approved advertiser messages are run with engaging 2D and 3D programming developed specially for each property.

In addition to 3D monitor deployment around its casino floor, Tropicana has also placed its autostereoscopic 3D monitors around the resort’s lobbies and front desk check-in area for maximum exposure of its revenue-producing shows, activities and on-site amenities.

Monday, 05 November 2012 17:29

Coast Inn


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404 Hwy 90
WavelandMississippiUSA 39576

Tel:  1 800 525 6675

Coast Inn's 65,340 square foot outdoor waterpark, called Barnacle Bill's, features a children's pool with pirate ship, two 25-foot slides, a 390-foot long lazy river, and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Other facilities include a snack bar, lockers, a first-aid station, and covered pagodas available for rent. Barnacle Bill's is open to the public for $20 a day or $15 for hotel guests.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:24

The Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center

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1501 Gaylord Trail
GrapevineTexasUSA 76051 

Tel:  866 782 7897

Brimming with authentic Texas style and hospitality, the awe-inspiring Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center invites you to experience the energy and excitement of the Lone Star State. Overlooking beautiful Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan is just six minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Underneath the signature majestic and climate-controlled glass atria, you'll find some of the most distinctive shopping, dining, and recreation options all under one roof!

The Gaylord opened its Paradise Springs waterpark in May 2011. The 1,511-room hotel, which is focused on the meetings & conventions market, introduced a Western-themed outdoor waterpark offering a 10-acre pool, 27-foot tall winding water slide, 600-foot lazy river, 3 hot pools, and a 6,000 square foot lagoon. For the adventure sports enthusiast, the Gaylord also added a 42-foot long zipline where the rider drops into a pool at the end of the line. There are also private cabanas available for daily rental.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:14

Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark

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500 NE Cumulus Avenue
McMinnvilleOregonUSA 97128

Tel:   503 434 4006

Adjacent to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, this educational venue includes 10 waterslides, a wave pool, and a children's museum dedicated to teaching students about the power of water. The themed space features nearly 70,000 square feet of "educational fun," but the pinnacle of the facility is a massive Boeing 747 aircraft that sits atop the building! After a previous life during which it logged more than 25 million miles, the giant jet now gives access to guests lining up for slippery rides down two impressive waterslides into the belly of the building below. Wings & Waves Waterpark is unique - it's the first of its kind to incorporate a waterpark into an existing museum.

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Fun Facts:

  • 10 waterslides equaling more than 2,000 feet of slide surface with four waterslides exiting from a retired Boeing 747 aircraft on the waterpark's roof
  • Wave pool with more than 91,000 gallons of water
  • Play structure with a 300-gallon splash bucket and helicopter
  • Toddler area with bubblers, fountains, and two slides
  • Leisure pool with spa
  • Children's museum
  • "Starcade" gaming center
  • Concession area
  • Private party rooms
  • Family-style locker rooms
Monday, 05 November 2012 17:11

L'Auberge de Sedona

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301 L'Auberge Lane
Sedona, ArizonaUSA 86336 

Tel:  855 905 5745

In a setting of indescribably beauty, L'Auberge de Sedona offers truly exceptional experiences. Uniquely situated on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona's magnificent Red Rock Country, L'Auberge is a place where magical moments happen. Dine on the creekside patio under the cool canopy of sycamore trees and savor the best - and most romantic - meal of your life. Take a private outdoor shower under the starry night sky - just the two of you. Quite simply, this is a hotel experience unlike any other.

Unique and satisfying spa treatments and services, such as a creekside massage, are what make this resort spa so desirable.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:08

The Bellagio

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  89109

Tel:  888 987 6667

Contentment and opulence are the hallmarks of a Bellagio luxury hotel experience. A retreat unto themselves, the 3,933 guest rooms and suites are an extension of this AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Las Vegas hotel.

Step inside an ever so inviting Spa and breathe. Within, a bliss-inspiring, comprehensive selection of therapeutic facial and body care treatments, and an invigorating exercise facility will elate your senses. Soothe the mind and awaken the spirit in Las Vegas.

The Spa at Bellagio promotes its bliss-inspiring body treatments as a part of overall personal wellness.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:05

Hotel Hershey

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100 Hotel Road
HersheyPennsylvaniaUSA 17033

Tel:  1 800 437 7439

The Hotel Hershey has been recognized with the prestigious Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Awards, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.

Experience total luxury at The Spa at Hotel Hershey, where chocolate inspires innovative treatments like the Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Bean Polish, and the Chocolate Fondue Wrap. Leave it to Hershey to make chocolate good for your skin!

The Spa at Hotel Hershey's Whipped Cocoa Bath is a tasteful use of man-made elements.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:02

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

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34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California, USA 92591

Tel:  1 866 994 6379

Prepare to experience luxury uncorked. In the heart of Southern California's Temecula Wine Country, South Coast Winery & Spa is conveniently located about an hour's drive from San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Come and discover our unique resort and working winery, reflecting owner Jim Carter's vision.

The GrapeSeed Spa soothes and re-energizes body, mind and soul with a blend of innovative vine-based treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, private movement studio and secluded places to simply unwind. Stroll tranquil paths among the vines. Soak in an alfresco whirlpool. Reflect on views of Mount Palomar from the veranda...paired with a complimentary glass of wine.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 16:59

Turning Stone Resort & Casino

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5218 Patrick Road
VeronaNew YorkUSA 13478

Tel:  315 361 7711

At Turning Stone, guests never have to compromise on lodging. With five great award-winning choices, guests can choose from the ultimate luxury, comfort with a view, classic lodging, modest comfort, or recreational fun options. Guests can rest easy knowing the fun and excitement of the resort and casino is always close by. Make your reservation today to experience luxury accommodations, championship golf, superb dining, full-service gaming, rejuvenating spas, and headline entertainment.

Skaná, The Spa at Turning Stone, where soothing treatments and modern amenities combine with American Indian cultural themes to create the world's most luxuriously unique spa experience. Immerse yourself int eh deep, restorative power of true spa therapy, an interpretive sweat lodge, and stunning architecture. Skaná is designed to help you bring lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness into perfect harmony.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 16:57

Mohonk Mountain House

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1000 Mountain Rest Road
New PaltzNew YorkUSA 12561

Tel:  800 722 6646

A Victorian castle built on spectacular cliffs above the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869, the grand 259-room hotel in the heart of upstate New York's scenic Hudson Valley has welcomed families for generations. Enjoy thousands of acres of pristine forest and winding trails, just 90 miles north of New York City and near attractions like the Catskills Mountains. A timeless favorite among New York State's resorts, Mohonk Mountain House's overnight rates include delicious meals, afternoon tea and cookies, and most resort activities.

Set in a spectacular natural landscape, The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House is perched atop legendary cliffs above a pristine mountain lake. Since 1869, generations of guests have found a place for recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in our unique mountaintop setting. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House brings a new dimension to your own remarkable journey. Welcome to our House. Welcome home.

Mohonk Mountain House's rooftop garden allows spa-goers to take in the splendor of its top-of-the-world location.

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