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Bloomberg Television Presents “The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale”

On Tuesday, January 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Bloomberg Television will air "The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale." The program follows Trish Regan as she goes inside the secret life of the ultimate casino whale — Don Johnson — and receives a step-by-step tutorial on how he was able to beat the system and cause the titans of a $37 billion industry to rethink their business models and re-evaluate security measures.

Johnson preyed on the casino industry at its weakest moment and walked away with $15 million in Blackjack cash. Did he cheat? Was it luck? Or did he simply exploit the vulnerabilities of the industry to his ultimate advantage?

"The Player" features interviews with casino industry executives, including Steve Wynn (CEO, Wynn Resorts), Jim Murren (CEO, MGM Resorts Ltd.), Gary Loveman (CEO, Caesars Entertainment) and Bill Boyd (Chairman, Boyd Ltd.), who discuss the measures they have taken to ensure another whale does not take the house, the heated post-recession Vegas casino arms race and how they plan to boost gambling revenue.

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