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The Gaming Hall of Fame

2016 Inductee

Lyle Berman

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Lyle Berman has made a mark on both sides of the gaming tables.

Berman has been instrumental in the development of casino gaming outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, now commonplace in 40 states across the nation. In 1990, Berman co-founded Grand Casinos Inc., which set the model for building resorts in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond, rather than confining gaming to boats. Fortune Magazine named Grand Casinos Inc. the fastest growing company in America in 1995, and under Berman’s leadership, the company grew from a three-person startup to an organization employing 20,000 people with a market capitalization of $1 billion. While building one of the most formidable gaming enterprises of its time, Lyle also became a world-class poker player as a three-time champion of the World Series of Poker.

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