James F. Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and Chief Executive Officer of Seminole Gaming, will be presented with the Casino Marketing & Technology Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Casino Marketing & Technology Conference next month.
The conference is set for July 12-14, at Paris Las Vegas.
This unique senior-level conference addresses the full range of casino marketing challenges and includes a dedicated technology track, a formal announcement shared with MGW reads. It features information sharing and networking “unmatched by any other gaming industry marketing event.”
All told, Allen’s numerous achievements made him a deserving recipient of the honor.
Allen’s illustrious career in commercial and tribal gaming spans more than three decades. He worked his way from the ground-up in Atlantic City to become a key executive at the Trump Organization in the 1980s. He subsequently held executive positions at a number of other leading casino firms, including Park Place Entertainment and Sun International, which operated Atlantis and Mohegan Sun. Since 2001, Allen has been responsible for gaming operations for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and, in 2007, he led the tribe’s acquisition of Hard Rock International.
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Allen, not just for his many professional successes but his underlying work ethic, attention to detail and overall vision; a rare combination,” said Randy Green, Group Publisher, BNP Media Gaming Group. “The growth of Seminole Gaming and the Hard Rock brand in our industry did not happen by accident. As a Class II tribal gaming operator in 2001, there were no shortage of technological and regulatory hurdles to clear in Florida, and the Hard Rock brand has been leveraged strategically and with great skill. Along the way, Jim has cultivated great relationships with Seminole tribal leadership, his employees and the customers they serve.”