FireKeepers Casino Hotel Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

FireKeepers Casino Hotel Provides Notice of Data Security Incident
FireKeepers Casino Hotel Provides Notice of Data Security IncidentBATTLECREEK, Mich., July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – FireKeepers Casino Hotel today is confirming a recent unauthorized access into its computer systems, and providing additional details about the incident.  FireKeepers takes protecting the data in its systems seriously, and has undertaken an aggressive response, including implementing security upgrades, and providing information and support to anyone who may have been affected. On April 16, 2015, FireKeepers learned of a possible security incident involving payment card information.  FireKeepers immediately engaged independent IT forensic experts to assist with its investigation, and has been cooperating with law enforcement.  While the investigation is still ongoing, it appears that approximately 85,000 credit and debit cards used between September 7, 2014, and April 25, 2015 for food, beverage and retail purchases may have been affected.  The information may include card number, cardholder name, verification code, and/or the card’s expiration date.  Patron information contained in the Red Hot Rewards Club database was not affected and remains secure.  Cards used for hotel reservations, cash advances and ATM transactions, which are processed through separate systems, also were not affected. The security compromise has been contained and payment cards have been processed securely since April 26, 2015.During the course of our investigation, on May 6, 2015, FireKeepers also determined that there may have been unauthorized access to a file storage server, which contained the personal information of certain customers, employees and their dependents. This data includes Social Security numbers and/or driver’s license numbers. Health benefit selection and medical billing information of current and former employees and their dependents were also stored on this file server.  Neither FireKeepers nor its forensic investigators have found any evidence of unauthorized access or misuse of the personal information.  Potentially affected individuals will be receiving letters with information and resources and are encouraged to call (855) 861-4021 with any questions.The privacy and protection of customer and employee information is a top priority for FireKeepers, which deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.  Steps taken to help prevent this type of event from occurring in the future include installing new payment card processing equipment to ensure that credit and debit cards can be used safely at the casino, hotel, and for food or retail purchases on FireKeepers’ property.  Additionally, FireKeepers is increasing firewall protections and implementing two-factor authentication to further secure information in its computer systems. As an added precaution, FireKeepers is offering credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge through AllClear ID.  To take advantage of these services please visit www.firekeepers.allclearid.com.Patrons are encouraged to monitor their credit and debit card accounts, and contact their bank if they notice any suspicious activity.  Additional information and recommendations for protecting personal information can be found on the FireKeepers website at www.firekeeperscasino.com/data-sec. 

Next Gaming Launches First Ever MMA Slot Machine For King Of The Cage

Next Gaming Launches First Ever MMA Slot Machine For King Of The Cage
Next Gaming Launches First Ever MMA Slot Machine For King Of The CageLAS VEGAS, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — King of the Cage, one of the world’s premier organizations for Mixed Martial Arts, and Next Gaming, who is a leader in creating and distributing slot machines to the U.S. Gaming and Tribal Markets, are proud to announce their new King of the Cage slot machine has been launched at Sac and Fox Casino, Stroud in Oklahoma and is ready to be distributed in various gaming jurisdictions across the U.S.”It is exciting to be the first MMA slot machine in the market. We are sure that our fans across the country will enjoy playing this interactive game at their favorite casino,” stated Terry Trebilcock, CEO and Founder of King of the Cage. “This is especially unique with KOTC live events currently in many casinos.” ”To design and distribute this new slot machine in conjunction with King of the Cage, is a huge opportunity for Next Gaming, especially with MMA now being the most popular and fastest growing sport,” said Terry Caudill, owner of Next Gaming. “We are looking forward to creating excitement on the casino floor and also having the opportunity to work with KOTC to offer marketing support with various promotions and live appearances. We are now ready to showcase KOTC on numerous casino floors across the country and we look forward to a great partnership with KOTC.” About King of the CageAfter performing over 500 events since its inception in 1998, King of the Cage has proven to be a leader in the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts. No other production has promoted more fights than King of the Cage. KOTC has and continues to promote shows globally, including the United States and far-reaching countries such as: England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and Philippines.King of the Cage is available weekly to over 50 million homes in the United States on cable and satellite television on MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil and also airs in more than 60 countries worldwide which include Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, South Africa, and most of Europe. King of the Cage has been a career staple for countless stars including Forrest Griffin, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez. King of the Cage just recently reached a broadcast deal with the UFC where KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS, giving fans access to one of the most valuable MMA libraries, starting in 2015.Visit at http://www.kingofthecage.comAbout Next GamingNext Gaming’s mission is to offer innovative, branded, quality slot machines and equipment to the gaming markets. Through excellent customer relationships, customer support and leading edge design, we seek to deliver an exceptional experience for both the casino and their guests.Next Gaming, LLC was founded and licensed in 2006 and is a privately-owned company that focuses on creating and distributing state-of-the-art slot machines and content to the U.S. Gaming Market. By providing customers with winning slot themes, marketing support and superior service, Next Gaming stands out in the gaming industry.Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the heart of the gaming industry, our team has had over 75 years of cumulative executive management experience within the gaming space. Visit us at www.nextgaming.us Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150619/224496LOGOLogo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150619/224497LOGO