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Interview with Virginia McDowell, President & COO, Isle of Capri Casinos

This week, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features an interview with Virginia McDowell, president and COO of Isle of Capri Casinos, on how the company has changed since she took over a little more than a year ago.McDowell is a longtime casino executive, whose most notable experience was helping to build Argosy Gaming into a Midwest powerhouse. At Isle of Capri, McDowell, along with CEO Jim Perry, has outlined the important operational aspects and how the strategy to include the "Lady Luck" brand in some Isle casinos will be carried out. She spoke with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros in Las Vegas and then in a follow up interview from her office in St. Louis in September.

Interview with Virginia McDowell, President & COO, Isle of Capri 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.

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