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Dave Peña

President, Peña Productions, and Founder, Boogie Nights

Dave Peña

Dave Peña came up with the concept for Boogie Nights when he realized there was no place for people who enjoyed the ‘80s culture in the nightclub scene. When he introduced the concept at Resorts Atlantic City years ago, it was an immediate success and he’s expanded his empire to many gaming jurisdictions. And now, he’s starting another venture along with ‘80s pos star Tiffany that will be more restaurant focused but just as retro. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the GGB offices in Atlantic City in September.

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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