John Murphy

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Sr. Dir. of IT , Eldorado Resorts

Member of the Gaming & Leisure Board

John Murphy joined MTR Gaming in April of 2012 as the Senior Director of IT and led the IT installation and team development for Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus, OH. Mr. Murphy has 16 years of experience working in the gaming industry. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Tunica Regional Director of IT for Resorts Casino Company from 2011 – 2012. Prior to Resorts John was the Director of IT for Ameristar Casino, Kansas City from 2010 – 2011. Mr. Murphy was the Chief Information Officer for Premier Entertainment LLC, the developer and parent of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, from 2004 to 2008 and was instrumental in developing, maintaining business continuity and re-developing the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Before Premier Entertainment, Mr. Murphy spent six years as Director of IT for Caesars Entertainment’s Grand Casino Resort in Gulfport, Mississippi. Before becoming involved with the gaming industry Murphy served in the US Navy, Submarine Force in communications making several deployments on the USS Gato (SSN 615) and USS Woodrow Wilson (SSN 624) before being selected as a “Plank Owner” to be on the opening team for the state of the art Submarine Base in St. Mary’s Georgia. Murphy was born in Dallas Texas and graduated from the University of Central Texas.

“Gaming & Leisure is the one publication that addresses all areas of the gaming and hospitality industry; it is the one source that decision makers go when they are looking for best of breed regardless of the project. G&L has initiated, maintained, and continues to flourish relationships with industry leaders to bring timely interviews and articles for the betterment of the entire industry. I never miss an issue. The annual G&L Roundtable is one of the most important forums on my calendar every year. The value of the top CXOs in the industry in one room discussing the challenges we all have providing the proper value of IT to the business is incredible. Being able to visit with the business leaders within the G&L Community that supplies the goods and services to our industry allows direct communications of the industry IT needs back to the manufacturers. I have been attending this once a year forum since 2004 and I look forward to continuing to watch the G&L Community mature and have a real opportunity to change the way that technology is utilized in gaming and hospitality.”
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