Ricardo Rosselló

Governor of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico was devastated almost two years ago by Hurricane Maria and is still struggling with the aftermath. Governor Ricardo Rosselló wants to use legal sports betting, esports and online gaming to help revive the country’s important tourism industry. Rosselló believes that Puerto Rico can become a center for esports by being innovative and creative, and appealing to the younger players. He notes that the tax rate proposed for sports betting will be the lowest in the United States and that his goal isn’t necessarily to produce revenue but to bring jobs and tourists back to Puerto Rico. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his office in San Juan in April.

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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