Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort Announces New Management: Randall A. Fine and The Fine Point Group

Jan 07, 2011, 12:04 ET from Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort

SANTA FE, N.M. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Pueblo of Pojoaque, owner of the Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort and Cities of Gold Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico, announced its retention of Randall A. Fine and The Fine Point Group as the properties' Chief Executive Officer and strategic marketing and operations consultant.

"As part of the comprehensive restructuring of our bond obligations, the largest such restructuring in tribal history, we launched a nationwide search for leaders that could take our facilities to new heights," said George Rivera, Governor of the Pueblo of Pojoaque.  "We believe that with Randy's change-oriented leadership, coupled with the intellectual horsepower of the industry's largest consulting firm, we will be able to dramatically improve our results in the years ahead."

Today, three executives from The Fine Point Group have assumed executive roles at Buffalo Thunder.  Randy Fine will serve as the property's Chief Executive Officer; Christopher P. Colwell will serve as Chief Operating Officer; and Marlene R. Reyes will serve as Chief Marketing Officer.  In addition, more than a dozen professionals from The Fine Point Group will provide comprehensive consulting services relating to casino operations and relationship marketing, including the rollout of its proprietary Algorithm-Based Segmentation® strategy.

"It is an honor to have been asked by Governor Rivera and the Pueblo of Pojoaque to help lead Buffalo Thunder and Cities of Gold into the future," Fine said.  "We intend to bring our aggressive, results-oriented style to the facilities immediately to drive results that will benefit the Pueblo for generations to come."

About Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino & Cities of Gold Casino

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, located just 15 minutes north of historic Santa Fe, NM, is one of the premier destination resorts in the Southwest.  The resort opened August 12, 2008. The property, which is owned and operated by the Pueblo of Pojoaque, also operates the Cities of Gold Casino and the Sports Bar & Race Book Casino.  The three casinos have more than 500 hotel rooms, 1600 slot machines, 27 holes of golf, a dozen food & beverage outlets, a world-class spa, a 16-lane bowling center, and the only off-track simulcasting facility in the state of New Mexico.  For more information, please visit http://www.buffalothunderresort.com.

About The Fine Point Group

Headquartered in Las Vegas, and with offices in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi, The Fine Point Group is one of the gaming industry's leading full-service management and consulting firms. In just six years from its founding, the firm has completed engagements in 20 U.S. states and eight countries, and has more than a dozen, full-time, gaming experts – all of whom had years of property-level gaming expertise prior to joining the firm.  The firm's clients include Trump Entertainment Resorts, Station Casinos, Inc, Seminole Gaming, inc., and Barona Casino & Resort.  Named "one of the most sought-after consultants in the industry" by Global Gaming Business magazine, the firm specializes in asset optimization of gaming assets around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.thefinepointgroup.com.


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