GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Joe Hasson, General Manager, Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotel Las Vegas

This week, the GGB Podcast is joined by Joe Hasson, general manager of the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotel Las Vegas, to discuss what it means for the company to open its first casino in Las Vegas.

Virgin Hotel Las Vegas, located at the former Hard Rock Casino Hotel, will open March 25. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment was selected to operate the casino, marking its first entry into the Las Vegas market. To lead that effort, MGE has hired Joe Hasson, a longtime Station Casinos executive who ran Green Valley Ranch and most recently the Graton casino in California. Hasson explains how this opening is different from others in that he has an experienced employee pool and a focus on gaming only, as well as the deep database he can leverage from several sources. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros viz Zoom in early March.

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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.