Just like Vegas, casinos on the East coast have had to reinvent themselves. They can no longer just focus on gamblers. Rather, they have to diversify and attract those who want to spend as much money on food and entertainment as they do on slots and poker tables.
Foxwoods recently welcomed celebrity chef Fieri to its lineup. Cat Cora, of Iron Chef America fame, is opening a wine bar soon. David Burke already has a steakhouse.
To appeal to Millennials, Foxwoods has added the Shrine nightclub and a tattoo parlor called King Ink by celebrity tattooist Mario Barth.
“That’s the future,” says Monique Sebastian. “When we look at the next generation, they are amenity driven. Gaming comes second.”
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What distinguishes Barth from other talented artists is that he is not just a creative force. He also understands how to run a successful business and has a natural talent for it.
Barth’s organization has generated some of the fastest-growing clientele in the global industry, making it one of the most successful tattoo businesses in the world. The business serves over 15,000 customers per year. Barth’s immense leadership success is based in fulfilling a purpose, world-class innovation, influential thought leadership, winning talent alignment, executional excellence, continuous improvement, and serving others.
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In one of the biggest moments in Mario Barth's career, he has won his hometown's "Grazer Man of the Year" award. The award was honored due to his social engagment to help breast cancer patients with medical tattoos of the areola after their operations. A duty he quotes as one of the most fulfilling and joyful parts of his career as a tattoo artist. In 2017 he will work with Dr. Thomas Rappl to build a clinic in Graz for medical tattoos.
Mario Barth was invited by Mayor Sigfreid Nagl and Klaus Weikard to the traditional Styrian Oberlandlerball. What an honor! 700 people came together to celebrate Austria's traditional heritage, all wearing their traditional "dirndls" and "anzug". It was an amazing evening that Mario will never forget and he hopes to return again next year.
The ball at the Opera in Graz is one of the most exclusive balls in Austria. The Opera in Graz was built in 1899. More than 2,500 people came to the event this year to enjoy an evening of glitz and glimmer. For Mario it was his first invitation to the ball and he enjoyed the evening with friends both new and old. His thoughts for the future are to bring light to the tattoo art and lifestyle in an event that is just now opening up to the mainstream.
First day in Graz, the Mario Barth Tattoo Salon is now open! We are showcasing the best tattoos in town for all visitors. Come in and set up an appointment for your next tattoo. After 25 years, Mario Barth is back at home with a Tattoo Salon for everyone.