Seminole Hard Rock campaign productivity soars with SAS® Analytics
SAS® predictive analytics identify behavior-based patterns, improve marketing
CARY, NC (Nov. 22, 2011) – Seminole Hard Rock Gaming uses SAS® Enterprise Miner™ from the leader in business analytics to identify what casino customers enjoy, determine most popular games, forecast gaming behavior, and increase customer loyalty. Analytic insights are helping Seminole Hard Rock Gaming match patrons' increasingly selective spending habits with targeted offers – demonstrating that they understand what customers value. To ensure that offers strike just the right financial balance to drive profits, marketers base campaigns on patron worth, both today and in the future. This change alone generated outstanding lift for conversion rates and return on investment. Casino revenues and profits continue to increase, with 2012 growth goals in the millions.
Recently, SAS Analytics helped Seminole Hard Rock Gaming understand how customers use slots. Analysis was complex, with 10,000 slot machines and trillions of combinations played by millions of customers – many choosing multiple machines. Analysis using SAS Enterprise Miner revealed machine clusters based on customer play behavior. Similarities in behavior within those clusters help the gaming-industry leader create extremely effective marketing initiatives.
"SAS helps us build sophisticated models and segment customers so we can deliver more meaningful offers," said Dr. Ralph Thomas, Vice President of Strategic Analytics and Database Marketing at Seminole Hard Rock Gaming. "The easy-to-use Rapid Predictive Modeler in SAS Enterprise Miner makes our lives much easier. We've always focused our data mining on big-dollar problems, and now our productivity has soared. We generate predictive models in a fraction of the time it took before. We get tremendous analytical power for very little effort. SAS has paid for itself many times over."
Analytics form the foundation for today's most efficient and effective casino marketing programs. SAS provides a complete range of analytical support to analyze and apply insights from patron behavior and to predict demand. SAS Enterprise Miner delivers high-quality analytical results more quickly and easily than ever before.
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