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John Koster

Eastern Regional President, Caesars Entertainment

John Koster

John Koster began his career in hospitality and after some experience on the Pacific Rim, he returned to the U.S. to work for several gaming companies. He joined Eldorado Resorts several years ago, and oversaw the company’s property’s in Lake Tahoe both before and after the Caesars transaction. Just recently he was tapped to replace the retiring Steve Callender and now oversees the three Atlantic City properties, as well as Harrah’s Philadelphia and Horseshoe Baltimore for Caesars Entertainment. He explains how he navigated the pandemic in Lake Tahoe and what he expects of the Atlantic City properties, where Caesars has committed to reinvesting millions of dollars. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros for the cover story of the August issue of GGB.

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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