Road trip!  Leaving for Las Vegas tomorrow (May 13), then over to Los Angeles.  Highlight of the Las Vegas trip is a Cigar Smoker at the Stirling Club with a dozen executives and celebrities.  Highlight of the Los Angeles trip is a Godfather "Sit Down" at House of Blues West Hollywood and a CIO Mixer at Hollywood Park.  I’m especially proud of the CIO event since getting technology events to an event is like herding cats.

Las Vegas job market has finally stabilized.  Most recent financial results were off 10%, however that is a marked improvement from the last two quarters.  We are hopeful for a busier summer and a convention filled Fall.  The Godfather’s phone has been ringing the last two weeks, and I’m scouting out a dozen "C" level positions. The top two are a Loyalty Marketing position at $300,000 and a Chief Game Designer at $250,000.  Beyond that, plenty of casino GM and marketing positions.

The next Godfather "Sit Down" in Las Vegas is at Red Rock Resort in June.  The event is nearly sold out today, over a month in advance.  The Godfather will be hosting The BIG 80s Remix on September 11 at LAVO inside the Palazzo.  This is a rare, open to the public Godfather event benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Tickets are available at

The last event of the year will be during G2E in November.  Tired of those huge parties with 1,000 attendees, and 800 of them are sales guys?  The Godfather’s event will be 100 of the top gaming executives from across America.  No sales guys, no marketing guys, no solicitors.  We will be on the roof of the Las Vegas Hilton in one of the largest and most spectacular High Roller suites in Las Vegas.