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Frank Leone

CEO, Ocean Resort

Frank Leone

It’s an exciting time in Atlantic City. Two new casinos are opening, with the focus being on Hard Rock. But Frank Leone, the CEO of Ocean Resort, the former Revel property, warns experts not to miss his casino. With more than 30 years experience in the Atlantic City market, Leone aims to correct all the errors the former Revel managers made and take advantage of the vast amenities and features that were previously underplayed. Gamblers, he says, will be welcomed with open arms and rewarded with superior benefits. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros after a tour of the new Ocean last week in Atlantic City.

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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