President & CEO, Scientific Games

The merger of Scientific Games with WMS and later Bally Technologies created a wagering giant. The convergence of lottery and gaming finally became a reality, and Kevin Sheehan was soon brought in as president and CEO to manage the complicated business. Sheehan has experience repositioning companies like Norwegian Cruise Lines, Avis and Budget Rent-a-Car, and the Spanish language television station, Telemundo. At Scientific Games, he has cut costs, increased innovation and led a share price increase of more than 200 percent. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros and Editor Frank Legato at the Scientific Games offices in Las Vegas in January.

Roger Gros

Author: Roger Gros

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.