Gaming & Leisure recognizes Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s Rod Luck with 2018 Phil LaBelle Lifetime Achievement Award


RENO, Nev. (November 13, 2018) – Rod Luck, senior vice president of Information Technology for Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR), was recently recognized at the Gaming & Leisure Roundtable Reception with the annual Phil LaBelle Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, whose winner is selected by the Gaming & Leisure board and Roundtable Colleagues, is presented in recognition of drive, leadership and accomplishments through a lifetime of dedication in the gaming and hospitality industry.


“Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is fortunate to have someone who is as insightful about growing our industry as he is passionate,” said Shannon Keel, general manager of GSR. “We are proud to congratulate Rod Luck on this wonderful recognition and achievement and we look forward to his continued accomplishments in gaming and hospitality.”


The Gaming & Leisure Roundtable is a gathering of industry thought leaders who come together to advance the landscape of the gaming and hospitality industry. The peer-to-peer forum allows gaming and hospitality c-suite executives to share expert insight on key topics in the industry.


“It is an honor to receive this award and be recognized by Gaming & Leisure and my peers. The gaming and hospitality industry is an exciting industry to be in, and with all the support and encouragement from my colleagues and vendors, this has made my journey an exciting one,” Luck stated in his acceptance speech. “This achievement comes from never giving up and knowing there are solutions to every situation. It is also very important to remember to have a positive and humorous attitude.”

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Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is an all-encompassing resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The destination’s premier property offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,500+ capacity, critically-acclaimed Grand Theatre, home to Reno-Tahoe’s finest entertainment experience, exhilarating nightlife at the spectacular LEX Nightclub, a spa, branded retail shopping, famed entertainment, 11 delectable restaurant and dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides and an aqua golf driving range. For more information, please visit or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.



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