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Interview with Alan Soloman and Doug Shipley, Isle of Capri Casinos

This week, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features an interview with Alan Solomon, executive vice president and general counsel, and Doug Shipley, corporate vice president of racino operations for Isle of Capri Casinos, discussing the state of the gaming industry in Florida. It's been more than 10 years since Isle of Capri bought Pompano Park in Broward County, and the company officials thought they hit the jackpot when slots were legalized in the county in 2005. But low returns, a high tax rate and competition from Indian gaming make operating there more difficult than first imagined. Solomon addresses the issues from a corporate perspective and Shipley explains how they impact operations. They spoke with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros at Pompano Park in Florida in early December.

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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