Don Kneisel


VP of IT , Hard Rock Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

Member of the Gaming & Leisure Board

Donald Kneisel is one of the Information Technology leaders in the gaming industry and the co-author of "Casino Gaming Technology". He is currently the Vice President of IT and Marketing Analysis for Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Prior to founding Gaming & Hospitality Intelligence Group, Mr. Kneisel was recruited by Gomes+Cordish Gaming Management in November 2007. He added more than three decades of hospitality expertise - including over 25 years in the gaming industry - to the executive team. Prior to that Mr. Kneisel was the corporate Vice President of Information Technology at Tropicana Casinos and Resorts in Crestview Hills, KY where oversaw the consolidation of technology for 13 casinos both in the US and abroad. Previously, Mr. Kneisel was the head of Information Technology for Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ - a position he held for 13 years. There he was instrumental in ensuring Sarbanes-Oxley, Payment Card Industry and regulatory compliance; was the project manager for the industry’s first implementation of customer self service kiosks, now a standard in the industry; and built the contraption of the famous Tic-Tac-Toe playing Chicken. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1996 and his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In addition to his extensive corporate experience, Mr. Kneisel has taught hospitality courses at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, is a member of the Technology Advisory Board for Pennsylvania State University, and also participates on the Advisory Board for Gaming & Leisure Magazine.

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