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Reed Cordish and Rob Norton

Principal, The Cordish Companies, and President, Cordish Gaming

Reed Cordish and Rob Norton

The Cordish Companies hit an exacta early this year when it opened two Pennsylvania casinos—a mini-casino outside of Pittsburgh, and a full casino resort in Philadelphia. Rob Norton has led Cordish Gaming since the company opened its fabulously successful casino in Maryland, outside of Baltimore, and has taken the lead, along with Cordish Companies Principal Reed Cordish, on the Pennsylvania casinos. They talk about the different markets, the online opportunities in the state and the future of the company. They sat down with GGB Editor Frank Legato during the grand opening of Live! Philadelphia earlier this month.

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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