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Tom Cantone

President of Sports & Entertainment, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

Tom Cantone

Back in March when the pandemic began, Tom Cantone remembers sitting in his darkened offices in the Mohegan Sun Arena grasping for ways to bring back the jobs that were on hold. One call to Viacom produced a “residency” for their MMA and boxing shows. That set the stage for “Bubbleville,” a plan to host four pre-season basketball tournaments usually held at other locations. Cantone explains how each of these plans came about and how the procedures had to be designed from scratch. As some of the first sports to return during the pandemic, the arena became the only indoor venue offering sporting events in the U.S. Cantone spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home in Connecticut during a snowstorm in December.

 

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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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