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Jay Snowden

President, Penn Entertainment

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Penn Entertainment has had a big year. The company appears to have hit a home run with its joint venture with ESPN to launch the ESPN Bet sportsbook. Right out of the gate, ESPN Bet is challenging longtime online books for third place behind DraftKings and FanDuel. In an exclusive interview with GGB, Penn President Jay Snowden reveals how that deal came together and what to expect as the app gets refined and improved. He also talks about his brick-and-mortar properties and explains where the company is strongest and the strategy Penn is planning to make sure that its iGaming and sports betting players are also visiting the land-based properties. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros during the East Coast Gaming Congress at the Hard Rock Atlantic City in April.

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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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