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Demecina Beehn

Curator and Manager of MGM Resorts’ Art Collection

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Steve Wynn was the first one to use fine art in a casino setting when he built the Bellagio and included a Fine Art Gallery. Since MGM has owned the property that effort has only increased. Demecina Beehn, the curator and manager of MGM Resorts’ art collection, explains how the gallery introduces many visitors to fine art, and also the company’s reasoning for including art in every one of its properties. She spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros for the cover story of GGB’s annual supplement on non-gaming amenities, Casino Style magazine, in November.

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.