GGB Podcast: Soo Kim, Chairman, Bally’s Corp.

This week the GGB Podcast is joined by Soo Kim (l.), the chairman of Bally’s Corporation, on the company’s plans for the former Tropicana site in Las Vegas and the process toward the building of a permanent casino in Chicago.

Soo Kim has his hands full. As chairman of Bally’s Corporation, he’s leading a company that has been on the front pages of gaming news for the last couple of years. As the operator of the former Tropicana in Las Vegas, Kim is preparing to build a new resort on that land, minus the nine acres dedicated to a baseball stadium for baseball’s Las Vegas A’s. He’s also grappling with running a temporary casino in Chicago, where Bally’s will be the only casino inside the city limits, as well as designing and building a permanent facility. And finally, he’s also preparing a bid for one of the three casino licenses in the New York City area, where Bally’s bought the former Trump Golf Course in the Bronx. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros during the East Coast Gaming Congress at the Hard Rock Atlantic City in April.

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Articles by Author: 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.
Roger Gros 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 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.