15 Years of Experience in Casino Marketing

#32- Emre Erkul, 39 - Seminole Gaming
Emre Erkul is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Seminole Gaming, overseeing 7 casinos in South Florida including Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and Tampa, owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, owners of Hard Rock International. Erkul started his career with Trump casinos and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. and is considered a dynamic, results-driven marketing executive with 15 years of experience in strategic casino marketing, hospitality and branding.  Erkul obtained a MBA degree from La Salle University in 2001.
In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, the Seminole Tribe owns and operates five Seminole Casinos; in Coconut Creek and Hollywood on the Southeast coast in Immokalee near Naples, on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee and on the Big Cypress Reservation south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

The Seminole opened the first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in the United States in 1979. That facility was the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement throughout North America. Analysts believe that today the Seminole Tribe operates one of the most profitable gaming enterprises in the world. In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock International, the first transaction of its kind by an Indian tribe. Hard Rock International is one of the most globally recognized music, entertainment, leisure and dining brands. It includes the world’s largest collection of authentic music memorabilia. The Seminole Tribe is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. Nearly 3,300 Seminole Indians live on and off reservations throughout Florida.
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