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2017 Inductee

Diana Bennett

Diana Bennett

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DIana Bennett (b. 19xx) is a casino operations maven and philanthropist.

Upon entering the industry at Flamingo Las Vegas, Bennett quickly ascended into the management ranks before eventually joining her father, industry icon and Gaming Hall of Fame inductee William Bennett, at Circus Circus Las Vegas. As an executive of Circus Circus Enterprises’ leadership team, she led the development of several landmark properties, including Luxor Las Vegas and Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Bennett earned a reputation as an expert in establishing gaming systems during her time as the president of Casino Data Systems (CDS), where she planned, grew and managed one of the major gaming manufacturers in North America. Following the formation of Paragon Gaming in 2000, Bennett, considered one of the most influential women in gaming in the United States, spearheaded development of the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, and led revitalization efforts at Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel. Under her stewardship, Paragon expanded further by assuming operations at Westgate Las Vegas and the Hooters Casino-Hotel, acquiring the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe, and developing Parq Vancouver, which is set to open Sept. 29.  Bennett instituted a philosophy of the “circle of service,” which empowers employees to address issues of concern without the burden of bureaucracy, forming a personal connection with the customer and ensuring a positive experience at every level of the organization. As president of the Bennett Family Foundation, Bennett has become one of Nevada’s most recognized philanthropists, leading charitable efforts to support youth and women’s organizations, educational and health initiatives, and the arts.

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