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Tom Reeg

Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Entertainment

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.

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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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