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Paul Steelman

Founder and President, Steelman Partners

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Paul Steelman has had a great year. In October of last year, the Circa casino hotel in Downtown Las Vegas debuted, the first new project in Downtown in 20 years. And then in June, Resorts World Las Vegas opened on the Strip, the first new resort there in more than 10 years. Like Circa, Resorts World has broken new ground and promises to be the model for the integrated resort anywhere in the world for the next decade at least. Steelman talks about his collaboration with Genting Chairman KT Lim and how new technology played a role in the 10 year design process at Resorts World. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at his Las Vegas office in October.

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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