About Us

Our Mission

Adriatic Resorts strives to develop and operate leading resorts and luxury home developments in New Europe. The company is committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards and being a role model for other businesses in the region. By implementing anticipatory service, using only the finest of products, and building to the highest standards, the company will be revered as the echelon of hospitality.


Steve Gallaway

Managing Partner

CEO Steve Gallaway has deep experience in the development and operations of integrated resorts in new, developing markets. Today he serves Managing Partner at Global Market Advisors, the leading consulting firm in the gaming and integrated resort industry. 

His areas of expertise include hospitality operations, gaming market assessments, hotel and casino feasibility studies, operational reviews and marketing analysis.  Mr. Gallaway has spent his entire career in the gaming and hospitality industry, starting as a valet attendant and eventually rising to chief operating officer and managing partner of a casino in Colorado. Prior to forming Global Market Advisors, he served as senior vice president of a hospitality consulting firm where he honed his craft. During the span of his career, Steve developed hands-on experience in operations management, organizational development, project development, business development, process improvement, contract negotiations, employee development, and customer service training. In 2005, Mr. Gallaway formed Gaming Market Advisors, and in 2014, the firm was rebranded as Global Market Advisors, reflecting the company’s evolution as an international gaming, tourism and hospitality consulting firm. Today, Global Market Advisors is the leading consulting firm in the casino, hotel and integrated resort industry. Mr. Gallaway has completed over 500 feasibility studies and due diligence exercises, with a strong focus on international gaming operations and integrated resort development. Mr. Gallaway has worked on more than 1,000 projects in Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, Canada, and Australia. Today, Steve’s clients include most public gaming companies, investment banks, private developers and government institutions. Mr. Gallaway is a visiting lecturer at the University of Nevada Reno’s School of Continuing Education where he teaches a class on casino feasibility analysis and marketing measurement. He is a periodic contributor to Global Gaming Business Magazine and Indian Gaming Magazine, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including ICE London, G2E Las Vegas and the Asian Gaming Congress. Mr. Gallaway graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Economics in 1996.

Bob Boughner

Senior Partner

Bob Boughner brings substantial experience in the gaming and hospitality industry. Prior to joining Global Market Advisors as a Senior Partner, Bob served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD). 

While at Boyd, he served in a variety of senior executive positions, including general manager of various properties, Senior Vice President of Administration, and Chief Operating Officer.  In July 1996, he was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. In 1998, Mr. Boughner was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Borgata where he directed the design, development and operations of the $1.6 billion integrated resort in Atlantic City. The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and The Water Club at Borgata became one of the most successful gaming destinations in North America. The resort offers 2,000 hotel rooms, 8 restaurants, full night club, numerous bars, a full-service spa, a 4,500 seat theater, extensive meeting space and a casino with nearly 3,500 slot machines and more than 250 table games. Boughner led much of Boyd’s expansion into new markets and played key roles in the acquisition of several gaming properties across the United States. He has overseen the design and development of numerous gaming, dining, nightlife and entertainment venues. Boughner also has extensive experience in various administrative disciplines including Information Technologies, Human Resources, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance. Bob is active in civic and industry affairs. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). He was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey and served on the Board of the Casino Reinvestment and Development Authority. In the private sector, Boughner served for twenty years as a Director of Bank of Nevada, formerly BankWest. He currently serves on the board of Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX). In 2007, as a part of Boughner’s philanthropic activity, he and the Hotel College at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) established the Bob Boughner Career Services Center at UNLV to assist students in the pursuit of employment in the hospitality, tourism and gaming industry.

Dominic Polizzotto


Dominic Polizzotto is the CEO at Pilot Grove Management, LLC, which manages the Binion Family Office. In addition to sitting as CEO of Pilot Grove, Mr. Polizzotto is Chairman and Manager of the families’ various trusts.  

Prior to this, Dominic was General Council at Horseshoe Casinos (owned by casino magnate Jack Binion), and was instrumental in orchestrating the $1.5B sale to Harrah’s Entertainment in 2005. After earning his law degree at Valparaiso School of Law, he served as a Partner at Ice Miller LLP from 1998-2000.

Jack Benny Binion

Equity Partner

There are few names more synonymous with the casino and hospitality industry than the Binion family. For nearly 50 years, the innovations and style of Jack Binion and his family led to unparalleled success in the industry..

They developed the Horseshoe Casino in Downtown Las Vegas into a Las Vegas icon, renowned for its high limits, customer service and generous odds. The family cemented that reputation in 1970 when Horseshoe hosted the firstever gambling tournament: The World Series of Poker. In 1994, the family brought the Horseshoe style to the Midwest, and opened the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. In 1995, the second Horseshoe Casino opened in Tunica, Miss., and both properties quickly established themselves as market leaders. In 1999, Horseshoe Gaming purchased the Empress Casinos in Joliet, Illinois, and Hammond, Indiana and quickly sparked double-digit increases in revenues at the two properties. The combined Horseshoe properties employed nearly 7,800 trained staff members and generated annual revenues of approximately $840 million. Guests had access to more than 1,100 hotel rooms, 14 restaurants and bars, spas, 2,200 seat entertainment venues and 12,750 square meters of gaming space. That success did not go unrecognized. In September 2003, less than ten years after starting the company, the family sold Horseshoe Gaming to Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. for $1.45 billion. Following the sale, the family took the profits and opened their family office, Pilot Grove Management, LLC. In 2005, Pilot Grove purchased over 2,000 acres of land in the Houston, Texas area and created Airia Development Company. Airia is a real estate development company which manages, operates, and develops residential and multiuse properties for residents and home shoppers from all over the world. The company masterplans the overall area and then develops the entire infrastructure, utilities and amenities a city could want. To date, the company developed and sold over 6,000 housing lots. Airia is currently developing its second master planned community on a second parcel consisting of 2,200-acres. Additionally, Airia is also planning residential and commercial developments on 5,700-acres in the Magnolia, Texas area. In addition to Airia, Pilot Grove remains active in the gaming and hospitality industries with assets spread throughout the country. Today, the Binion Family has $1.5 billion in assets, of which more than $400 million is held in cash.

Engjeil Pasha


Engjeil Pasha was born and raised by his Albanian immigrant parents in Waterbury CT. Mr. Pasha began his career in the private equity sector before following in his fathers’ footsteps as a real estate developer.

Since 2008, Engjeil, along with his wife Minire, have developed several residential and commercial properties primarily in Connecticut & Florida. Along with their real estate holdings, Mr. Pasha owns several businesses including MGME Holdings, Sierra Development Co. 3 LLC, and Suncoast Cafe. Mr. Pasha has been an avid and active day trader since 2008, primarily trading his family’s portfolio which includes stocks, bonds, options and cryptocurrency. Currently, Mr. Pasha’s passion is reestablishing his family roots in Albania by bringing best practices learned in the United States to his home country.

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