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George Papanier and Phil Juliano

President & CEO, and Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Twin River Management Group

George Papanier and Phil Juliano

Twin River Management Group got its start in a little casino in Rhode Island and today is growing into one of the largest regional operators in gaming. The recent purchase of Caesars Entertainment by Eldorado Resorts was something of a catalyst for the growth of the company. Twin River was able to buy several properties in different areas of the company at bargain prices to lessen the market share of a Caesars-Eldorado entity. CEO George Papanier and senior marketing VP Phil Juliano explain how the company plans to capitalize on these new properties, including Bally’s Atlantic City, which they bought on the cheap at just $25 million. They spoke with GGB Editor Frank Legato over the phone in July.

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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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