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Seven Clan Casinos
Sue Rosnow, Chief Financial Officer
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Seven Clans Casinos is a multi-entity tribal gaming destination that is owned and operated by Red Lake Gaming Enterprises. Based in Minnesota, Seven Clans consists of three casinos: Seven Clans Casino Red Lake, Seven Clans Casino Warroad and Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls. Celebrating 25 years in the casino business, Red Lake Gaming Enterprises is focused on striving toward leadership in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The multi-entity casino organization offers gaming, lodging accommodations and gift shop and dining facilities.

The Situation

Like most casinos, Seven Clans’ biggest expense was its labor force. As the organization’s market share continued to scale, leadership recognized it needed to analyze the way in which the cost structures of each department were affecting the organization. Since staffing levels were appropriate, leaders determined they needed to focus on leveraging technology across all three casino locations to achieve greater efficiencies, deeper real-time data insights and stronger controls over financial management and reporting processes.

As a multi-site operator, Seven Clans was looking for an accounting software solution that could enforce property specific workflows, controls, policies and procedures, while simultaneously streamlining data collection and improving accuracy. The organization also needed an automated consolidated financial report across all three properties that could be drilled into at a departmental level. Most importantly, the organization was seeking a partner that understood the unique nuances of the gaming industry — one that could recommend best practices from deep knowledge of and experience in the casino space. To validate its investment in new accounting software and process improvement, Seven Clans would need to achieve quick, impactful wins and set the stage for continued long-term success with the implementation of the new system.

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