Last updated 7 months ago
“Did I do it? Did I really do it?” asked Stephen S. of Deltona, FL, as five ‘Progressive’ symbols lined up on the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory slot machine at Palace Casino Resort. Stephen was questioning if it was really true that he had just won a jackpot of $911,230.73 on the penny progressive slot machine, shortly after 1 PM on Tuesday afternoon.
A sheet metal worker, Stephen, 61, said he visits the Palace Casino Resort annually because it is a non-smoking casino. Each summer he visits Ft. Walton Beach for a week and started visiting the Palace Casino Resort during his vacation after learning that it was a smoke free casino.
Another reason he visits is because he enjoys participating in Palace Casino Resort’s weekly Club 50 Plus slot tournament. At the time of the jackpot he was playing to earn points for his tournament entry. Stephen, who had been playing for about 20 minutes, had only inserted $40 in the WMS slot machine when he won the $911,230.73 progressive prize!
When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings, Stephen said he would like to take his daughter and three grandkids to Walt Disney World. There was no word on whether he plans on buying them a lifetime supply of chocolate as well.
Last updated 5 months ago
Administrator of the Quarter – Darla Lenkowski (Marketing)
Darla is the Special Events & Promotions Manager. She goes above and beyond assigned duties on a weekly basis, often working from home on off days to provide reports, information and monitor kiosk promotions. Darla ensures that each promotion and event runs smoothly and provides all departments with the information needed for communication on the floor. Additionally, she manages resort decorations for the holidays and large player events, including New Year’s Eve and Mardi Gras. Darla has been employed at the Palace since June 2007.
Associate of the Quarter – Brio Kelley – (Slots)
Brio is a Slot Floor Attendant. He provides excellent guest service to all of our guests and they love his outgoing personality. Brio makes sure that guests in his section have a fun, relaxing time while attending to their needs with promptness and perfection. He takes pride in his job and knows how to make the work day happy and stress free for guests and co-workers. Brio has been employed at the Palace since March 2009.
Administrator and Associate of the Quarter will receive the following prizes:
One Night Hotel Stay
$125 Dinner for two at Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood
Last updated 8 months ago
The Palace Casino Resort is gearing up for the summer season! With the cold winter weather finally behind us, and spring showers bringing everything back to life, the sun-drenched days of summer will soon be here!
The Palace is preparing for all those lazy afternoons at the pool by purchasing all-new pool furniture! Brand new tables and umbrellas, chairs and chaise lounges, all with a white aluminum finish and beautiful pacific blue fabric!
Warmer weather also means the return of everyone's favorite outdoor hangout, Wahoo's Poolside Bar & Grill! There is nothing better than a frozen Bushwacker on a hot summer day! The bar will be open on weekends later this month, and the grill will be ready for business by Memorial Day weekend.
We look forward to another great season of fun in the sun! We hope to see you there!
Last updated 9 months ago
Palace Casino Resort Hotel received it's AAA Four Diamond Award plaque this week. The award recognizes the Palace as a Four Diamond rated hotel in 2014, an honor only 5% of the more than 30,000 properties approved by the AAA achieve.
The Palace is proud to accept this rating from AAA, and we are even more proud of all the outstanding associates who helped make it happen! From the valet attendants who welcome you upon arrival and the front desk clerks who help you check-in, to the bell staff ready to assist with your bags and the housekeepers who make sure your room is spotless, we appreciate the hard work that goes into making your stay at Palace Casino Resort memorable!
Whether you choose to dine in one of our restaurants, receive a service at PURE Spa, or purchase a souvenir from the Gift Shop, we have associates all over the property who take pride in making your enjoyment their top priority. To all those associates, we say Thank You! This award is a recognition of you!
Last updated 10 months ago
Palace Casino Resort is proud to announce the resort’s Administrator and Associate of the Year for 2013. Associate and Administrator of the Year 2013 each received a plaque, $5,000 Cash, a hotel stay and Palace Casino Resort gift card.
Beverage Supervisor, Tara Deters was named Administrator of the Year. Tara goes above and beyond what is expected on a daily basis. She is very organized and has a detail orientated style which is reflected in her daily communications with associates. She exhibits superior guest service and always makes the guests feel special. Tara has been employed at the Palace since March 2006.
Hotel Reservations Lead, Pamlin Beaugez was named Associate of the Year. She is very professional when dealing with guests on the phone and always makes sure that they have all the information they need to have a great stay. Pam is the example used when training new associates how to provide superior guest service. She has been employed at the Palace since May 2003.
Congratulations to Tara and Pam! These associates embody dedication and encourage fellow associates to have pride in their work and Palace Casino Resort!