About VCAT, LLC
In a casino industry filled with consultants, VCAT stands apart. We're not consultants. We're a team of world-renowned experts in our field, ready to work with you to raise your business to new levels in all market conditions.
We started life 20 years ago as Inland Casino Corporation, a casino consulting company, and transitioned to a NASDAQ publicly traded company, known as Venture Catalyst (or "VCAT") that provided a diverse range of services and capital to enable start-up and emerging companies to launch their businesses at a faster pace. We used our business expertise to seek out diamonds in the rough - opportunities involving smart people with great ideas who needed money and business sense to get started. We nurtured these companies, helping them create key partnerships and seeking out the best people as they grew. Here are just a few examples:
The Barona Resort & Casino
20 years ago, the Barona Tribe operated a struggling bingo hall and card room. With VCAT's help, Barona grew into a respected and profitable casino, then became a world-class property with the opening of the Big Top turn-of-the century circus-themed casino, and in 2003 opened the Barona Resort & Casino, a casually elegant resort destination 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, CA.
The Resort, in the Barona Valley in East San Diego County, includes a state-of-the-art casino featuring 2,000 slot and video poker machines, Barona Craps, baccarat, blackjack, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow poker and a host of other games. The new Chipless Arena provides chipless blackjack, Barona Roulette and baccarat in a comfortable setting with individual playing terminals for each player. And the Barona Loose Troop™ spends their days roaming the casino floor ensuring that the slot machines on the casino floor provide the best payouts available anywhere.
Barona Resort & Casino is home to some of Southern California's best restaurants, including the Seasons Fresh Buffet, Barona Steakhouse, Sage Café, the Italian Cucina and a food court. And the Resort provides something you won't find in a Las Vegas casino - tableside dining, allowing players to enjoy meals from the Resort's best kitchens while playing their favorite games.
The Resort is more than just gaming. The Barona Creek Golf Club course is ranked as the #4 course in California by GolfWeek Magazine - just behind the legendary Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Pasatiempo courses. The AmBience Day Spa provides a full range of spa services, from facials and manicures to the ultimate "spa day" indulgence. And at the end of the day, guests return to one of the Resort's spacious, beautifully-appointed hotel rooms overlooking the lovely Barona Valley. To learn more about Barona, visit the Barona web site www.barona.com.
Mariposa was the gaming industry's first fully integrated customer relationship management (CRM), marketing and business intelligence system. Mariposa started as a smart idea that VCAT nurtured; when the product launched, it instantly became the casino industry gold standard for CRM systems.
After a few years, more than 20 major casinos in the United States were using the Mariposa system which captured the attention of gaming giant IGT, the world's largest maker of slot machines. IGT bought the Mariposa business in 2006.
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Kelly Jacobs Speer
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