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Tom Sykes and Bill Salerno

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Tom Sykes and Bill Salerno

SOSH Architects is a partnership of four very talented individuals that started in Atlantic City around the time casinos were legalized. Therefore SOSH has become one of the go-to firms when casinos are looking for unique design for new properties or innovative ideas for expansions and renovations. Tom Sykes and Bill Salerno have been there for the entire ride and their perspective on casino design is second to none. And they both agree that the Covid-19 pandemic will change forever how casinos are designed and operated. They discuss ways casinos can make their customers feel more safe and secure and what the changes will look like. The spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the SOSH offices in Atlantic City in early October.

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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