Gary M. Green

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Gary M. Green
Gary Green newspaper
Born20th century
OccupationGaming consultant, writer
EmployerOrtiz Gaming
Known forThe Trump Organization
Notable work
Marketing Donald Trump, Gambling Man

Gary M. Green (born 20th century) is a musician, author, gaming consultant and entrepreneur.[1][2][3]

He was vice president of marketing for The Trump Organization[3][4] and appeared on the television reality game show The Apprentice.[5] He was also on the 2004 television special New Year's Eve with Carson Daly.[5] Green was executive vice president of Synergy Gaming, and the public face of the company.[4] He is the spokesman for Ortiz Gaming.[6]



Gary Green Charlotte NC

Green recorded three folk-music albums from 1977 to 1982 with Folkways Records, which worked with other folk artists including Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.[3][7][8] Folkways was later acquired by the Smithsonian Institution as part of the "Smithsonian Folkways" exhibition.[7]

Green also composed music for the crime drama film Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981).[5] The film, starring Paul Newman and Ed Asner, is about life in New York City's South Bronx from the point of view of a police officer.


In the 1970s, Green was a journalist for The Gaston Gazette, a newspaper in Gastonia, North Carolina, which was later purchased by Halifax Media Group.[3][9] He earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations for his writing.[8]

In 2010, he wrote Marketing Donald Trump, a guide explaining how Green marketed Trump which can be applied to other marketing applications. In 2012, he wrote Gambling Man, which details Green's life as a modern-day casino boss through personal anecdotes.[3][4][10]

Other activities[edit]

In the early 1990s, Green purchased part of a Russian circus. He established it as a Euro Circus attraction at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.[11][12] After he sold the circus, he joined Smith-Gardner, a Florida catalog software company. At Smith-Gardner, Green aided in development of software to take orders online when the company changed their focus from telephone and mail orders.[11]


Gary Green and Donald Trump

By 1979, Green was working with casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[13][14][15] He patented a casino-management system based on customer relationships.[16]

He was vice president of marketing for The Trump Organization and the Trump 29 Casino near Palm Springs, California.[2][3][4]

Green was named president of Absentee Shawnee Gaming Enterprises in July 2004.[2][13] He was general manager of the Thunderbird Wild Wild West Casino in Norman, Oklahoma[15] and oversaw construction of another casino in Oklahoma City.[17]

In 2005, Green co-founded Las Vegas-based casino management and development company Southern Dutch Gaming with Frank Haas,[2][18] who he worked with at Trump 29.[17]

Green was general manager of Glacier Peaks Casino in Browning, Montana, in 2006,[14][19][20][21] and was hired by the Ottawa Tribe to oversee their new Four Winds Casino that same year[1] and consulted for an Ottawa casino in Miami, Florida.[15] Similar to his dismissal as GM in Oklahoma, Green was fired after only three months of the grand opening and was accused of mismanagement as well as leaving the casino with "steep debt". [Blackfeet Tribe Fires Glacier Peaks Casino Manager][22]

Synergy Gaming hired Green in 2009 as its executive vice president and official public face of the company.[4] He purchased the former Gold Mine Casino in 2011.[3] Green serves as spokesman[23][24] and senior consultant to the president for Ortiz Gaming.[6][25]


  • Gary Green, Vol. 1: These Six Strings (1977)
  • Gary Green, Vol. 2: Allegory (1977)
  • Gary Green, Vol. 3: Still at Large (1982)


  • Marketing Donald Trump (2010, Penny Arcades)
  • Gambling Man (2012, Penny Arcades)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Oklahoma Tribe Bets on Casino". Casino City Times. January 31, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d Connor, Matt (September 2005). "Magic Man". Casino Journal. 18 (9).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Former Trump Hotels Exec Acquires Black Hawk's Gold Mine Casino". Denver Business Journal. February 7, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Slot Machine Vendor Hires Casino Personality Gary Green". Indian Gaming. February 2009.
  5. ^ a b c "Gary Green". Internet Movie Database.
  6. ^ a b "Entertainment Guaranteed". Bingo Life Magazine. Spring 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Gary Green". Smithsonian Folkways. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Robert De Niro Could be the Gambling Man". Bonus Republic. January 4, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Green, Gary (November 2, 1975). "Two Found Hacked to Death with an Ax". The Gaston Gazette.
  10. ^ Green, Gary (September 2012). Gambling Man. Penny Arcades. ISBN 978-0-615-26697-8.
  11. ^ a b Ogden, Karen (January 8, 2007). "Casino Manager Followed Colorful Path to Browning". Great Falls Tribute.
  12. ^ "Circus of Russians Will Return in 1996". The Sun News. September 16, 1995.
  13. ^ a b Conner, Matt (March 2005). "The Showman". Indian Gaming Business.
  14. ^ a b McNee, Jack (November 3, 2006). "Glacier Peaks Casino Is a Success in Rural Montana". Indian Country Today.
  15. ^ a b c Love, Chad (May 2006). "Games of Chance". Oklahoma Today.
  16. ^ "Technology Guru Patents Casino Management System". Yahoo! Finance.
  17. ^ a b "Casino Entrepreneur Rises in Ranks". Casino City Times. September 27, 2004.
  18. ^ Hodl, James J. (Winter 2006). "Change at the Table". Indian Gaming Business.
  19. ^ Snyder, Christine (December 2006). "Montana's First Vegas-Style Casino". Native American Casino.
  20. ^ Alberson, Kristi. "Taking a Gamble on Browning". Daily Inter Lake.
  21. ^ Taucer, Vic (November 2006). "Montana Casino Operations: A New Growth Area for Table Games". North American Casino.
  22. ^
  23. ^ Press release (October 20, 2014). "Ortiz Gaming Introduced Cabinet Innovations at G2E". Innovate Gaming. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  24. ^ "Amazing 'O'". Global Gaming Business Magazine. October 24, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  25. ^ Press release (March 25, 2015). "Ortiz Gaming to Raise Expectation at the National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow and Conference in San Diego". Soloazar International. Retrieved June 5, 2015.

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