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Interview with Vincent Wickliffe General Manager and Vice President, Eldorado and Jokers Wild Casinos

This week, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features an interview with Vincent Wickliffe, the general manager and vice president of the Eldorado and Jokers Wild, two casinos owned by Boyd Gaming in Henderson, Nevada.Wickliffe started in the gaming industry as a dealer in Downtown Las Vegas, and he is now running two casinos for Boyd Gaming Corp. His is the quintessential story about how to advance in the gaming industry: work hard, be flexible concerning hours and where you work and take advantage of any and all opportunities that present themselves. After starting Downtown, Wickliffe has worked in burgeoning markets including Kansas City, Missouri, and New Orleans before returning to Las Vegas where he now oversees the Eldorado and Jokers Wild casinos in Henderson. Wickliffe spoke in April with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros and Associate Editor Greg Jones at his office-formerly the office of Boyd Gaming Chairman Bill Boyd-at the Eldorado in Henderson.

Interview with Vincent Wickliffe General Manager and Vice President, Eldorado and Jokers Wild Casinos

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.