GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

Tom Reeg

Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Entertainment

Listen in iTunes and Subscribe to GGB Podcasts.

Listen on Spotify

Tom Reeg

Tom Reeg is a dealmaker. He landed in the right place in the 1990s when he got involved with a small family owned company called Eldorado Resorts. Reeg helped the Carano family guide the company outside of its native Reno, Nevada on a journey that saw it buy several smaller regional gaming companies, MTR Gaming, Isle of Capri and Tropicana Entertainment. However, when he set his sights on Caesars Entertainment, few thought it was possible. But when Reeg demonstrated the savings Eldorado could bring to the gaming giant, the experts began to listen. If the Eldorado operations model has worked following every other acquisition, why couldn’t it work for Caesars? And the deal got done. Reeg spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his offices at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in September for the cover story of the October issue of GGB.

Podcast sponsored by FSBtech.com

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.

    More GGB Podcasts

  • Dave Peña

    President, Peña Productions, and Founder, Boogie Nights

  • David McDowell

    CEO & Co-Founder, FSB

  • Bo Bernhard

    Executive Director, International Gaming Institute and Interim Vice President of Economic Development, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Jon Hanlin

    Senior Vice President; Commercial Strategy & Business Analytics, Aristocrat Technologies

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Hail, Caesars!

    The improbable sale of Caesars Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts is producing a sea change, and creating a company that remembers the past but reflects the future.

  • NIGC, Then & Now

    More than 30 years after the establishment of the National Indian Gaming Commission, past commissioners look back on times of conflict, accommodation and cooperation.

  • Global Games 2020

    The world’s major slot suppliers soldier on with a wealth of new product innovations in a year without precedent.

  • What Stays in Vegas?

    Why conventions and meetings are key to a return to profitability for the gaming industry

  • Podcast with Gary Carano

    Executive Chairman, Caesars Entertainment