he nominee who graces the January cover is Andrew Pascal, the president and CEO of Wynn Las Vegas and the recently opened Encore. Pascal’s deep gaming background and the stellar performance of Wynn Las Vegas during the economic downturn of 2008 make him an important player in the gaming industry for 2009 and beyond.
In addition to Pascal, the 25 People to Watch include: John Acres & Rich Fiore (Acres Fiore); Rob Bone (WMS); Brenda Boudreaux (IGT); Tracy Burris (Viejas Gaming Commission); Gene Chayevsky (Cadillac Jack); Vincente Di Loreto (Codere America); Kevin Gover (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution); Dick Haddrill (Bally Technologies); Brian Hansberry (Seneca Gaming Group).
Other nominees are: Matthias Hein (Spielbank SH GmbH); Paul Heretakis (Westar Architects); Paul Herzfeld (Casinos Austria International); Josh Hirshberg (Boyd Gaming); Ken Jolly (Aristocrat Asia); Katre Kaarenperk (Olympic Entertainment Group); Kevin Kelley (Station Casinos); Jamie Hummingbird (Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission); Lyubov Loginova (Alsart); Gail MacDonald (Innovation Group and St. Regis Mohawks); Nigel Morrison (SkyCity Entertainment); Arthur Schlieffer (Pinnacle Entertainment); George Tanasijevich (Sands Marina Bay); Joe Weinberg (Cordish Company); and Marilyn Winn (Rio, Bally’s & Paris).
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