Business Insiders: Vice President Of Bally’s & Paris Jason Gregorec Helps Carry WSOP To Strip

There’s no denying that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) group – Ty Stewart, Jack Effel, Greg Chochon, and so forth. – have accomplished an incredible job with the 2022 WSOP, however one man poker followers could not know who performed an enormous function in bringing poker’s largest pageant to the Las Vegas Strip is Jason Gregorec, Senior Vice President of Bally’s and Paris.

The 51-year-old Gregorec, who’s married with three sons ages 13, 16, and 19, had the accountability of readying his two venues for an inflow of poker gamers from around the globe. Gregorec was type sufficient to speak with PokerNews as a part of our Business Insiders sequence.

Begin within the Business; WSOP is Coming

Gregorec grew up outdoors Chicago in Elwood, Illinois, and attended a neighborhood faculty earlier than becoming a member of the U.S. Military Reserves. He then began a profession within the hospitality and gaming business as a vendor.

“After working as a vendor at Harrah’s Joliet for 3 years, I turned Desk Video games Supervisor at Trump On line casino in Gary, Indiana in 1996,” he defined. “I used to be at Trump On line casino – which was later acquired by Majestic Star On line casino – for 16 years, and over time, I turned VP of Operations. I finally landed with Eldorado Resorts because the Common Supervisor for Tropicana Atlantic Metropolis. When Eldorado acquired Caesars Leisure in 2020, I moved to Las Vegas to start my present function as SVP and Common Supervisor of Bally’s, Paris, and Planet Hollywood.”

Whereas rumors continued nicely upfront, the WSOP’s transfer to the Las Vegas Strip from the Rio All-Suite Lodge & On line casino, the place it loved a profitable 17-year run, didn’t turn out to be official till November 2021.

“Nearly instantly following, we hit the bottom operating to organize for the largest poker occasion on the earth,” Gregorec mentioned. “So many elements are concerned in a transfer like this, however we knew the twin setup in these resorts offered a particular alternative for the WSOP, a match beloved by so many around the globe and the marquee occasion in poker.”

He continued: “The WSOP first began at Las Vegas’ authentic Horseshoe in 1970, so it felt a pure match to convey it again to Bally’s, which has begun its transformation into Horseshoe Las Vegas. This 12 months’s match marked the largest WSOP in historical past, and its transfer to Bally’s and Paris afforded us a bigger match capability.”

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Jason Gregorec on the 2022 WSOP.

How did the First WSOP Go?

Now that the WSOP is coming into its closing levels, how does Gregorec really feel in regards to the first of what’s positive to be many WSOPs at his properties?

“It has been plenty of enjoyable. All the pieces has gone very nicely throughout the match’s first 12 months on The Strip, because of in depth preparation by our Group Members. At Caesars Leisure, we embrace the chance to host occasions of this magnitude. The match allowed us to introduce our new eating choices to gamers and workers. Previously few months, we’ve opened Nobu at Paris Las Vegas and Vanderpump à Paris. Only in the near past, we welcomed Jack Binion’s Steak to Bally’s.”

In fact, not all the pieces was easy (although to be honest, they have been a lot smoother than many gamers anticipated).

“Seeing the vitality of this match come to life at our resorts has been particular.”

“Any time you host large-scale occasions at a brand new location for the primary time it presents distinctive challenges, alternatives, and key learnings, and we have now these famous for subsequent 12 months,” Gregorec mentioned. “We goal to deal with all friends ‘like a Caesar’ by offering a best-in-class expertise they will’t get wherever else. We’ll be able to ship on that promise once more in 2023 because of our unimaginable Group Members.”

For Gregorec, seeing the magic of the WSOP for himself was his favourite half about the entire affair.

“Seeing the vitality of this match come to life at our resorts has been particular. Whenever you mix the historic legacy of the WSOP and its connection to the Horseshoe with all the brand new choices we had for gamers this 12 months, it created a particular buzz. It’s exhausting to determine one, however everybody coming collectively to benefit from the sport they’re keen about has been a spotlight.”

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Jason Gregorec as a part of the press convention earlier than the 2022 WSOP.

So what’s in retailer for the WSOP? For one factor, the slightly-delayed Bally’s rebrand to Hoseshoe Las Vegas shouldn’t be coming, however slightly is already underway.

“The transformation is presently underway, and our friends will proceed to see the property rework over time,” Gregorec revealed. “However as soon as full, Horseshoe Las Vegas will characteristic a renovated exterior, new leisure and meals and beverage choices, a reimagined on line casino flooring, and extra.”

Gregorec enjoys enjoying pleasant poker video games with household and buddies however has but to take the WSOP plunge. Which will change in 2023 within the On line casino Worker Occasion.

“I’d make a shock look subsequent 12 months,” Gregorec mentioned with a smile.

For extra on Gregorec, observe him on Twitter @JasonGregorec.

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