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Interview with Entertainer Wayne Newton

This week, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features an interview with entertainer Wayne Newton, on the current state of entertainment in the casino industry.Since his debut in Downtown as a teenager in the late 1950s, Wayne Newton has been inexorably linked to entertainment in Las Vegas. As "Mr. Las Vegas," Newton has seen all phases of casino entertainment, from superstar entertainers, to production shows, magicians, impressionists and more. He was elected to the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame in 2000. Newton spoke with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros over the phone from his home in Las Vegas in mid July.

Interview with Entertainer Wayne Newton

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.