Bob Gdowski

Director of Hospitality Design, JCJ Architecture

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Designing a casino is a little bit of art and a little bit of science, complicated by changing business conditions and trends in technology. Bob Gdowski, the director of hospitality for JCJ Architecture recognizes that conditions and flourishes in them. JCJ is one of the most noted architectural firms covering the gaming industry with projects that include the Choctaw casinos and resorts in Oklahoma, Resorts World Catskills and New York City, Wild Horse Pass in Arizona, the Seneca casinos in New York state, Plainridge Park in Massachusetts, the Oxford casino in Maine and many more. Gdowski explains what attracted him to casino design in the first place and how it has evolved over the years and continues to evolve. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the JCJ offices in Las Vegas in May.

Roger Gros
Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.

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