Former Mirage and Station Casinos exec Scott Kreeger was tapped in 2012 to take over the struggling Revel property in Atlantic City. Kreeger’s emphasis on the gaming product increased productivity and revenue at the property, but it was too little too late, as debt and monthly energy bills defeated his every effort. But his reputation as a “turnaround artist” was just beginning. In 2014, he was chosen to replace the departed Rob Oseland as the leader of SLS Las Vegas, a rebuild of the former Sahara property that opened to high expectations but faltered early. The operator, SBE Entertainment, the trendy nightclub/hotel/restaurant operator, hadn’t connected with Las Vegas as it had hoped, but Kreeger got down to work. Again, with an emphasis on gaming, the local market and the superior F&B products, Kreeger is slowly turning the ship. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the SLS in May to explain his philosophy and describe why SLS will soon become profitable.