GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Scott Kreeger, President and COO, SLS Las Vegas

This week, the GGB Podcast features Scott Kreeger, the president and COO of SLS Las Vegas, the year-old property that was shaped from the former Sahara, on how it has been performing and what changes have been made since opening.

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.


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.