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George Cvek

VP-IT, Thunder Valley Casino Resort

George W. Cvek has more than 30 years of IT experience with over 20 years specific to the Gaming and Hospitality Industry.  He has a vast background in opening new casinos and upgrading long term infrastructure. Mr. Cvek has held positions as VP or Director of Technology with the responsibilities of directing all strategic and tactical technology activities and infrastructure design for multiple properties.  He has experience leading technology operations and initiatives across large-scale, complex organizations, and has held or holds a Key Gaming License in multiple states.

Mr. Cvek’s entry into gaming started with Hollywood Casino in Illinois.  He went on to work for multiple properties, including Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Trump Casino Hotel, Grand Victoria Casino and Resort, Showboat Mardi Gras Casino, and Isle of Capri Casino, serving on many executive opening management teams.  Mr. Cvek began serving as the Vice President for Information Technology at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in May 2014. 

Prior to gaming, Mr. Cvek worked in various senior technology and management roles with organizations such as IBM, Rolm and Exxon.

Latest from George Cvek

Casinos are, without a doubt, heavily regulated industry. Many believe regulation hinders innovation. I believe that it is the lack of understanding that puts us at a standstill. There was a time when the job of a CIO was to keep systems operational and maintain an optimum uptime. Legal concerns were the job of the General Counsel. As technology has become ubiquitous...