Fallsview Casino Resort & Casino Niagara Granted Multiple Industry Awards for Leadership & Innovation
NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Though Thanksgiving is now behind us, Niagara Casinos is still reflecting on how much they have to be thankful for this year. Fallsview Casino was once again acknowledged at this year's American Gaming Association Communications Awards ceremony held on October 1 in Las Vegas, recognizing outstanding achievements in advertising and corporate communications in the global gaming industry.
Fallsview Casino was honoured to stand next to internationally acclaimed casinos such as Wynn Resorts Ltd. and MGM Resorts International to win multiple awards including Best Broadcast Advertisement for the humorous television ad, "Caddy," and the Leading Edge award for the "Yonge-Dundas Augmented Reality" interactive billboard.
The award-winning commercial was created in partnership with Blammo Worldwide and illustrates how the anticipation of a trip to Fallsview Casino can be valued almost as much as the experience itself. The interactive billboard displayed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto was the result of a partnership between Fallsview Casino, Blammo Worldwide and Pixelpusher.ca, and is truly a unique example of applying interactive technology to outdoor advertising.
"Everything created by our Marketing Department is designed to intrigue audiences by capturing the excitement people can expect while visiting the casino resort" says Art Frank, President, Niagara Casinos. "We're very proud that their hard work and creativity has been acknowledged against such worthy competitors."
In addition to the AGA Awards, Niagara Casinos was thrilled to once again be recognized by both Benefits Canada and Wine Spectator for numerous awards.
At the Workplace Benefits Awards ceremony on October 9, Benefits Canada awarded Niagara Casinos the Health/Wellness Program (more than 1,000 employees) award for developing an innovative and effective health and wellness program demonstrating improved health outcomes for employees. Niagara Casinos was also granted the Pension Plan Engagement award recognizing innovation and leadership, and for demonstrating employee engagement and commitment.
"We are extremely proud to be recognized for our employee benefit program at Niagara Casinos," says Frank. "It reflects the respect and appreciation we have for our Associates in all aspects of their lives." Niagara Casinos was previously acknowledged by Benefits Canada in 2013 with the Workplace Safety Award.
For the sixth consecutive year the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence was bestowed upon both Ponte Vecchio and 21 Club located at Fallsview Casino. This award gives special recognition to restaurants with wine lists displaying superior presentation, vintage depth and excellent breadth across several wine regions.
Additionally, Lucky's Steakhouse at Casino Niagara was presented with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its well-chosen selection of quality wines. Wine Spectator's Wine List Awards acknowledges restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
Niagara Casinos can include these nods of approval with a number of other awards recently received including two Bronze Stevie's at the International Business Awards for Best Internal Recognition Event (Ovation Gala) and Best Motivational Video ("We Make a Difference"). Niagara Casinos was also given the Niagara Falls Review Reader's Choice Award for Best Comedy Club (Yuk Yuks), Best Spa Facility (The Spa at Fallsview Casino Resort) and Best Employee (Brad Latour).
"Whether internally for the 4,000 Associates we employ, or publicly for the millions of guests that visit us each year, we never stop striving to be creative, innovative and to stay ahead of the game" says Frank. "We are very thankful that our industry peers acknowledge the commitment and devotion that goes into the experience that is Niagara Casinos."
About Fallsview Casino Resort
Overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is an award-winning resort offering premiere entertainment and superior guest service since 2004. Featuring a CAA Four-Diamond Hotel with 374 luxury rooms and suites, Fallsview Casino Resort houses one of the largest and most-impressive gaming floors in the world with over 3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables. This vibrant resort property also features a full–service spa and fitness centre, a state-of-the-art 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, dozens of dining and shopping options and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit fallsviewcasinoresort.com, @NiagaraCasinos on Twitter, or call 1-888-325-5788.
About Casino Niagara
Operating since 1996, Casino Niagara offers non-stop excitement in the heart of Niagara Falls' tourism district. The Casino features action-packed gaming with over 1,500 slot machines, 34 gaming tables and a designated sports section. The property also includes four restaurants, free live entertainment and Yuk Yuk's standup comedy. For more information, visit casinoniagara.com or call 1-888-325-5788.
SOURCE: Fallsview Casino
For further information: Samantha Hoodless, Communications Specialist, Niagara Casinos, T: (905) 371-7538, [email protected], @NiagaraCasinos