SOURCE: Casino Enterprise Management Magazine

Casino Enterprise Management Magazine

August 16, 2012 12:05 ET

Casino Enterprise Management Honors Inaugural Top in Ops Award Winners

Four Gaming Operators Recognized as Leaders in Slots and Table Games Around the World

FARGO, ND--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - Casino Enterprise Management magazine, the leading gaming industry trade publication, is pleased to announce the winners of its new award series, the 2012 Top in Ops Awards. These awards are meant to honor and recognize the leaders in slots and table games around the world.

To qualify for the awards, the individual must have been nominated by someone who worked with him or her within a casino operator setting and have been in the gaming industry for a minimum of three years and in his or her current position for at least one year. They also must hold a management position in the gaming operations area, having demonstrated exceptional achievement in at least three of the following areas: 1) ability to go above and beyond job responsibilities; 2) commitment to company and co-workers; 3) contributions to the industry as a whole; 4) commitment to mentoring; and 5) strong overall life balance.

The 2012 Top in Ops Award Winners are:

  • Rosemarie Cook, Vice President of Table Games, SugarHouse Casino
  • Buddy Frank, Vice President of Slot Operations, Pechanga Resort & Casino
  • Frank Neborsky, Vice President of Slot Operations, Mohegan Sun
  • Wendy Reeve, Director of Casino Operations, Sycuan Casino

The judging committee was made up of executives from some of the biggest and best gaming suppliers. They included: Rob Bone, senior VP of sales and marketing, WMS Gaming; Roger Hawkins, CEO - Americas, TCSJOHNHUXLEY; Gavin Isaacs, CEO, Shuffle Master Inc.; Bruce Rowe, senior VP of strategy and customer consulting, Bally Technologies; and Steve Walther, VP of marketing, Aruze Gaming.

"We here at Casino Enterprise Management are thrilled to have four amazing gaming operators honored in our first year of hosting these awards," said Peter Mead, publisher of Casino Enterprise Management magazine. We know it must have been hard to choose from the pool of many talented and respected individuals, but I have faith that our panel of judges picked a great crew of operators. We are very excited for each of them hope we helped to give them the recognition they all deserve."

An article featuring profiles of this year's four award winners will be featured in the October 2012 issue of Casino Enterprise Management. The winners will also receive a commemorative plaque and the chance to be featured in a CEM Audio Edge talk radio show. For more information about the Top in Ops Awards, visit

About Casino Enterprise Management (CEM)
Casino Enterprise Management magazine delivers the most comprehensive need-to-know information in the world of casino management. All operational facets of the casino business are thoroughly covered in each issue. Readers enjoy first-hand reporting from the brightest thought leaders in the worldwide casino gaming industry. CEM puts on several prestigious awards for the gaming industry including Great Women of Gaming, Slot Floor Technology Awards, and the Hospitality Operations Technology Awards. The website,, is the gaming industry's most complete digital doorway into the world of casino management and includes audio articles, videos, web exclusives, case studies, white papers, an up-to-the-minute newswire, and much more. The newly launched includes live Internet talk radio shows and archived podcasts from industry leaders.

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