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Peter Arceo

General Manager, San Manuel Hotel & Casino

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Peter Arceo

The San Manuel Casino is the most successful casino in Southern California. The chief reason for this success is that it’s the closest casino to the Los Angeles metropolitan area. But with increasing competition from tribes with renovations, new additions and more of everything, San Manuel has responded by building a new hotel, adding a showroom and meeting space, and expanding the casino floor. GM Peter Arceo explains how that will impact the tribe, employees and customers. This interview was conducted just prior to the announcement that San Manuel was buying the Palms casino in Las Vegas so Arceo declined to answer any questions about that transaction. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his office in Highland, California in April.

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.