Joe Straw


Costa Mesa, CA – May 9, 2019 – Gander Group, an innovative, trend-forward leader in the product development and marketing industries, continues to build on its profound growth by adding Joe Straw, a highly respected casino marketing executive, as their new Vice President of Casino Marketing. 

Straw began his casino career 23 years ago dealing cards at Cache Creek Casino Resort, successfully rising through the organization’s ranks, becoming recognized as an industry leader in the casino marketing field. As Cache Creek’s Casino Marketing Manager for the past six years, Joe began cultivating his relationship with Gander Groupä by retaining their continuity marketing services for the casino. 

“Joe’s extensive gaming knowledge and experiences have made him a valuable partner to Gander Group over the years and, more importantly, discovering what a genuinely kind-hearted person he is has made him a true friend,” states Gander Group CEO Josh Blake. “We are honored to have a person with Joe’s character and expertise join the Gander Group family.” 

The engaged father of three is opening a new Gander Group regional office in Sacramento, CA, and will assume a well-deserved leadership role in the casino marketing division of the company. “His unparalleled enthusiasm and insights have already brought a positive impact to the organization,” adds Blake. 

“I am excited to be a part of Gander Group’s growth,” said Straw. “I look forward to helping our team set the bar for quality service and products, through innovation and a personalized approach to meeting our partners’ needs.” 

Gander Group partners with internationally recognized brands and hundreds of casinos across America to provide trend-forward product development and merchandising solutions. 

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