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Joe Lupo

President, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

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Joe Lupo joined Hard Rock International in 2016 where was assigned to guide the expansion project for Hard Rock Tampa property, one of the most successful casinos in the world. Two years later, he was transferred to Hard Rock Atlantic City where he helped to improve revenues and performance at the property. Lupo knows Atlantic City like the back of his hand. He spent over 12 years as an executive with Borgata, still Atlantic City’s most successful casino. Lupo talks about how his property and his company navigated the pandemic, how it managed the reopening process and why it’s gaming market share every month now that all restrictions have been removed. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at his office in the Hard Rock for the cover story of the August issue of GGB in July.

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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