Stephen Hand, a pioneer in the casino industry has died at the age of 61. Hand introduced the World Casino Directory to G2E in Las Vegas in 2002, after teaching himself the principles and building the site for about two Decades.
The casino consultant and longtime executive’s ‘standing ’ on Skype reads, “exploding on my travels again,” as it has for well over a year.
Steve clocked more than three years at the casino industry and worked directly or remotely in nearly two dozen countries. Prior to starting the Planet Casino Directory, he worked at Paradise Island Resort and Casino in the Bahamas (now Atlantis Paradise Island) for over a decade beginning in 1985.
Various high-level management positions followed throughout the years together with consulting, promotion, and customer retention solutions.
Managerial positions included venues like:
- Sun City Casino in South Africa
- Orbis Hotels and Cherry Casinos in Europe
- Plantation Club Resort & Casino at Seychelles
- Royal Haitian Hotels and Casinos
- The Piranha at Eurasia
- Koh Kong International in Cambodia
Steve was proven to keep more than 1 iron in the fire at precisely the exact same time, so it’s not surprising that his 1999 venture, Scarab Casino Management, really started ahead of his poker aide that began in 2000 with Poker Consultants — well before the summit from the game’s popularity stateside.
Prior to the LCB Network’therefore purchase of World Casino Directory at 2017, Bernhard Richter worked tirelessly to enlarge on Steve’s earlier work and built the business into the casino supersite it’s today.
When asked to donate something about Steve, Richter explained:
“I will always remember Steve Employed as somebody who helped me get to where I am today, if by accident or on purpose — and I am eternally grateful to him . His skype status “peeking on my travels again,” couldn’t be more perfect for Steve. I like to imagine him on his travels and I hope he finds out the fantastic casino at the skies he’s been on a lifelong quest to find. Rest in Peace my friend, I am today where I am, in fantastic part, due to you. ”
According to a record on intergameonline.com, the funeral has been scheduled for noon on January 24, 2019, at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.