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Matt Sodl

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Some of the big gaming companies have borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars to increase their liquidity to give them time and capital to overcome the Covid-19 shutdowns. Matt Sodl, the managing director of Innovation Capital, explains that money is available to casinos of all sizes, tribal or commercial, to help get them through this period of uncertainty. He says the costs are reasonable and the strategies to emerge from these difficulties are diverse and inventive. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his offices in Los Angeles.

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.

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