GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

Jonathan Jossel

CEO, Plaza Casino Hotel

Jonathan Jossel

The Plaza Hotel Casino in Downtown Las Vegas is 50 years old this year. The property was built on the site of the former Las Vegas train station and was known as the Union Plaza when it first opened. It experienced a series of owners, including the legendary Jackie Gaughan, who owned most of Downtown at the time. Jonathan Jossel arrived in 2007 with the most recent owners, the Tamares Group. He’s been CEO for the last seven years and has guided the property through a major expansion, a pandemic and the rebound of the Downtown market. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from Oscar’s Steakhouse in the famous dome of the Plaza in March.

GGB Podcast sponsored by

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.