Vice President of Bally’s & Paris Jason Gregorec Helps Bring WSOP to Strip – Agora Poker

Industry Insiders: Vice President of Bally's & Paris Jason Gregorec Helps Bring WSOP to Strip

Industry Insiders: Vice President of Bally's & Paris Jason Gregorec Helps Bring WSOP to Strip

Vice President of Bally’s & Paris.Jason Gregorec There’s no denying that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) team – Ty Stewart , Jack Effel , Greg Chochon , etc. – have done an amazing job with the 2022 WSOP, but one man poker fans may not know who played a big role in bringing poker’s biggest festival to the Las Vegas Strip is Jason Gregorec, Senior Vice President of Bally’s and Paris .

The 51-year-old Gregorec, who is married with three sons ages 13, 16, and 19, had the responsibility of readying his two venues for an influx of poker players from around the world. Gregorec was kind enough to chat with PokerNews as part of our Industry Insiders series.

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Gregorec grew up outside Chicago in Elwood, Illinois, and attended a local college before joining the U.S. Army Reserves. He then started a career in the hospitality and gaming industry as a dealer.

“After working as a dealer at Harrah’s Joliet for three years, I became Table Games Supervisor at Trump Casino in Gary, Indiana in 1996,” he explained. “I was at Trump Casino – which was later acquired by Majestic Star Casino – for 16 years, and over time, I became VP of Operations. I eventually landed with Eldorado Resorts as the General Manager for Tropicana Atlantic City. When Eldorado acquired Caesars Entertainment in 2020, I moved to Las Vegas to begin my current role as SVP and General Manager of Bally’s, Paris, and Planet Hollywood.”

While rumors persisted well in advance, the WSOP’s move to the Las Vegas Strip from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino , where it enjoyed a successful 17-year run, didn’t become official until November 2021.

“Almost immediately following, we hit the ground running to prepare for the biggest poker event in the world,” Gregorec said. “So many factors are involved in a move like this, but we knew the dual setup in these resorts presented a […]

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