Casinos are taking up the mantle of sustainability and leading the charge is Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. EGM Green is positioned to help drive sustainable change by offering green products developed for casinos.
Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) May 29, 2008
Poker players are used to seeing green on the felt of a poker table, but when the thousands of players arrive at the World Series of Poker ("WSOP") later this month they will see their first "Green"--as in environmentally friendly - tournament poker table.
And the World Series of Poker winner will go home with his or her very own "Green" table courtesy of its manufacturer, New Jersey-based EGM Green. EGM Green's Tournament Poker Table made from 98% sustainable materials will be on display at this year's WSOP. EGM Green is a venture by Executive Gaming Monthly (EGM) http://www.executivegamingmonthly.com to bring Eco-Friendly gaming products to the casino and luxury markets. The company holds that applying sustainable design principles to poker tables and other casino products can significantly reduce volumes of waste, decrease use of natural resources and lower impacts on ecosystems.
Some of the details on the table's manufacturing include:
·All wood is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified
·All paints and stains used in the table are formaldehyde free
·The table is assembled with water based adhesives
The EGM Green Tournament Poker Table has not only been created using sustainable design principals and resources, but its purchase can enhance the Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ rating for the properties deploying the tables on the casino floor.
"We are pleased that Harrah's has chosen to debut the table at the WSOP," said EGM Green President Eric Hansel. "Casinos are taking up the mantle of sustainability and leading the charge is Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. EGM Green is positioned to help drive sustainable change by offering green products developed for casinos."
The EGM Green table will be featured in the exhibit area of the WSOP in the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino®, where representatives from both EGM Green and Harrah's will talk about what their companies are doing to tread lightly on the Earth.
The EGM Green Poker Table may soon be showing up at socially conscious casinos around the country, but it won't be sacrificing the convenience and quality that poker players are accustomed to at the table. Casinos will be able to add options that feature wood footrings, padded armrest rings, dealer accessories,15 standard wood finishes, custom finishes and eco-friendly casino-grade poker supplies.
For more information go to: http://www.egmgreen.com.
About EGM Green
EGM Green is the first company to design and manufacture 100% eco-friendly casino gaming products. These products include but are not limited to Poker Tables, Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat and Baccarat Tables as well as seating for tables games and slot machines. The company also makes luxury lounge furniture for any eco-friendly environment. EGM also offers LEED Project Management, LEED Facilitation and LEED Commissioning. In addition, the company provides custom carbon off-set calculations and implementation, as well as general "Green" consulting services. EGM Green is a venture by Executive Gaming Monthly (EGM) http://www.executivegamingmonthly.com
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Harrah's has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions, and now owns or manages casinos on four continents. The Company's properties operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names; Harrah's also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos and the World Series of Poker®. Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. For more information, please visit http://www.harrahs.com.