Redesign, Rebuild, Reconnect Remains a Must for Casinos – Vegas Seven

I went full meta in this week’s Green Felt Journal. It was the first issue of a revamped Vegas Seven, so I talked with architect Brad Friedmutter about why Las Vegas hotels are constantly refreshing themselves:

With that in mind, while the new look of your favorite casino or weekly magazine might take some getting used to, odds are that a lot of thought and customer input went into it. If you like it, so much the better. If you don’t, make sure to tell someone why, because a new look is never too far off.

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If you are in Las Vegas, pick up a physical copy of Seven to see the changes–I like the way it looks.

I’m pleased that my headline–“Redesign, Rebuild, Reconnect,” made it more or less intact to print. It’s a riff on Seth Rollins’s “Redesign, Rebuild, Reclaim” that made sense to me.

UNLV Gaming Podcast: Paul Steelman interview

I’m very excited to share the first part of a two-part interview with acclaimed casino architect Paul Steelman:

35-November 29, 2011
Paul Steelman
In this November 8 interview, Sarno Award-winning casino architect Paul Steelman reflects on his career in the field and shares his thoughts on Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and several other casino jurisidictions. Part I of II.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

Steelman Partners

This is part of a series of interviews that I’d like to conduct featuring all of the Sarno Award (for lifetime achievement in casino design) winners. I’m going to be rolling out a Sarno Awards online exhibit soon, and these interviews will give the exhibit some unique resources.

I had a great talk with Paul, who also has a blog (which I wish he’d update more often-hint, hint). It’s not that common that I get to meet an Atlantic City native who’s achieved at the top levels of his or her profession, and Paul definitely fits the bill, so from that perspective it was an inspirational talk for me.

Paul was so forth-coming that we ran out of time before we could discuss everything I wanted to get to, so there will be a Part II posted soon.