Akwesasne casino manager to be honored as ‘emerging leader in gaming’
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:12 am

HOGANSBURG -- Shannon Keel, general manager at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, will be honored as one of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming at the 2017 Group and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Conference in Las Vegas Oct. 4.

Named by The Innovation Group and G2E, the award recognizes “dynamic young professionals in the gaming industry,” according to a news release from the casino.

“Shannon came on board in December 2015 and since that time has been instrumental in making positive changes during struggling times with the Canadian market. Shannon has implemented innovative ideas to improve AMCR patron count and grow revenue by utilizing Canadian Chips on table games and converting ten percent of gaming floor to Canadian Currency accepting machines,” Emily Lauzon, the casino’s assistant GM, said in a prepared statement.

Shannon will be adding this honor to her roster of over 12 years of casino management operations experience, casino officials said.

The Group and Global Gaming Expo, presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), is a convention bringing together professionals in the gaming industry.

This year’s event will be held at the Sands Expo Oct. 3 to 5. The Emerging Leaders of Gaming Networking Reception will take place Oct. 4 at The Opium Room in TAO at The Venetian Las Vegas.