Lake of the Torches Casino Takes Home Romero Awards at 2009 Casino Marketing Conference.

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Lake of the Torches Resort Casino’s marketing team led by industry executive Michael J. Broderick was presented with three Romero Awards and five honorable mentions at the annual Romero Awards held during the 2009 Casino Marketing Conference at the Paris Las Vegas.

Michael J. Broderick, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino's Director of Marketing

It is such an honor to be named amongst some of the top casino operations not only nationally but globally

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino’s marketing team led by industry executive Michael J. Broderick was presented with three Romero Awards and five honorable mentions at the annual Romero Awards held during the 2009 Casino Marketing Conference at the Paris Las Vegas. The Romero Awards recognize the most significant achievements and innovation during the previous year in casino marketing and promotions in the gaming industry.

On behalf of Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, Director of Marketing Michael J. Broderick and Marketing Manager Leana Schlecht accepted two Gold Awards, one Silver Award and five honorable mentions during the conference where the gaming industry recognizes the top gaming facilities for their innovation, creativity and execution of casino marketing throughout the world. The Romero Awards are named after John Romero, acknowledged as the pioneer in casino marketing, and are considered the standard for excellence in casino marketing. Lake of the Torches received more awards than any other property in the mid-west.

“It is such an honor to be named amongst some of the top casino operations not only nationally but globally,” said Lake of the Torches Chief Executive Officer Bill Guelcher. “This achievement lets us and our guests know that we remain a leader in providing an unparalleled entertainment experience. These awards are also a reflection of our outstanding team of associates that we have to execute all of our promotional strategies, especially our marketing team led by Michael.”

Lake of the Torches was honored with the following awards (all were presented in the small to midsize casino category):

Gold Award, Direct Mail Marketing: Mystery Cash in 3-D!

Gold Award, E-Mail Marketing: Market Metrix E-Mail Surveys

Silver Award, Casino Floor Promotions: The Chicken Challenge

Honorable Mention, Casino Floor Promotion: Diamonds and Dollars
Honorable Mention, Casino Floor Promotion: Fortune Cookie Surprise!
Honorable Mention, Direct Mail Marketing: Spin A Million
Honorable Mention, E-Mail Marketing: E-Mail Yourself a Fortune.
Honorable Mention, Direct Mail Marketing: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Scratch and Sniff

“Guests at Lake of the Torches know that we are at the top of the game in terms of providing cutting edge promotions and outside the box collateral that create excitement and add to their experience while visiting the facility. All of us are committed everyday to continued excellence in terms of our creativity and innovation,” Guelcher said.

“Lake of the Torches Resort Casino is a perennial contender in the Romero Awards competition,” said Dennis Conrad, President of Raving Consulting Company, which coordinates the annual judging process, and with its partner BNP Media Gaming Group, produces the annual Casino Marketing Conference, at which the Romeros are presented. “They obviously have their marketing act together and they set a high bar for other casinos in their category.”

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a high-limit and non-smoking area), 12 blackjack tables, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the 24-hour Game Time Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at http://www.lakeofthetorches.com.

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