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Where Innovation Meets Ingenuity G-Digital

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Ljubo Benko, Managing Director of G-Digital chats to Glyn Thomas

When did you commence your career in the Casino industry and what were your reasons for choosing this sector?

I started to work in the Casino Industry in 1991 after having spent five years as a development engineer in electronics. I was young and curious; it was a challenge for me. As I am from Slovenia you might have guessed that I also worked for the HIT Group where I worked myself up to director level with a range of responsibilities.

Why and when did you create G-Digital?

JWM Hotel & Casino Sihanoukville Cambodia

 

Andrew Black CEO JWM Hotel and Casino chats to Bill Healey

Bringing a new dynamic to one of Asia’s quickest growing casino markets is the JWM Hotel & Casino, anchored 1 km off the southern coast of Cambodia.

Driving through the city of Sihanoukville today, you would notice almost all of the development is related to inbound Chinese casino tourism. For the most part, all of the current casinos cater to Chinese tourists, while all new construction is also aimed at the same guest segment. There are regularly scheduled flights from China directly into the small Sihanoukville international airport bringing the players in.

What makes JWM unique is that its on a former cruise ship anchored offshore, which creates a whole new set of needs other casinos don’t have. Though currently open on the cruise ship, JWM is building their larger land-based hotel & casino.

Game Protection by Provided Richard Marcus

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Richard Marcus, Casino Table Game Protection Consultant and Trainer, chats to Peter White

Set a thief to catch a thief,” runs the old adage and casinos looking to protect the integrity of their table games turn to former casino cheat Richard Marcus, now a thoroughly respectable game-security specialist. Marcus got his start as a dealer, performing false baccarat shuffles in Las Vegas over 40 years ago, back when game protection was far removed from its current sophistication, although he is skeptical of some of the purported technical improvements, such as biometric recognition.

Scientific Games looks to the East for slot-machine inspiration

 
Marco Herrera, Senior Vice President of Gaming EMEA  speaks to David McKee & Glyn Thomas
 
Spectacular.” That’s how Scientific Games describes the success of one of its newest games, Jin Ji Bao Xi™, sequel to popular Duo Fu Duo Cai series. The allure of the new game is that players get to choose their own bonus rounds. So confident is Scientific of the game’s popularity that it has Jin Ji Bao Xi - Endless Treasure ready to go next month. The games are showcased in Scientific Games’ Dualos™ and premium TwinStar® Wave XL cabinets.

Bennie Mancino: Urban Development

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It was during an engaging lunchtime presentation by Bennie Mancino at an event in Las Vegas that I knew he was someone I needed to have a chat with Bill Healey

Bennie is currently corporate vice president of table games for Jack Entertainment. Previously, he has held key positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts International, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Penn National Gaming, Black Gaming LLC, Fifth Street Gaming, and DRock Gaming LLC.

You have been in the casino & gaming industry for quite a while. Tell us a bit about your background and what led to your current position?

Baptism of fire - Bill Miller AGA President Interview

American Gaming Association President Bill Miller faces challenges from his first day on the job onward. Interview by David McKee

American Gaming Association President Bill Miller is the third occupant of the leader’s chair of the U.S. gaming industry’s premier lobbying group. Whereas founding president Frank Fahrenkopf was the consummate insider, more seen than heard, and successor Geoff Freeman was an activist, Miller splits the difference. Where Freeman led from the front, clashing with Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson over Internet gambling, Miller takes a more conciliatory view, one close to Adelson’s. Unlike Fahrenkopf, he is quick to embrace tribal casinos as an integral part of the industry with a compelling story to tell.

How effective is self-exclusion?

How effective is banning oneself from gambling through the casino? By David McKee

Now that casinos are legal in Japan, the government is following the examples of the United States and Singapore in crafting policies that will discourage disordered gaming. These include self-exclusion lists for would-be players who feel themselves to be at risk. This raises the question: How effective is banning oneself from gambling through the casino?

Speaking as a Motivational Leader

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Your communication is the key. By Marie J. Maher Ph.D.

I search the globe for the finest executives and my client properties are always seeking motivational leaders. I get asked frequently about how to distinguish when hiring, those who cannot only lead a team, but motivate them with inspiration and success.

Following the Money Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

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Trudie Yau, Director of Player Development EMEA, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Interview by Peter White and Damien Connelly

G2E Asia Macau 2019

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Josephine Lee Chief Operating Officer, Reed Exhibitions, Greater China Interview with Robert Ambrose

G2E Asia is now in its 13th year how has the exhibition and conference programme evolved over those years?

G2E Asia’s now- reputation and influence is the result of over a decade of hard work and dedication of its (show) teams, together with our media partners and strong industry-widesupport. We are proud to say that G2E Asia is now the largest event of its kind in Asia. With each passing edition, it has grown into a hub for local and global gaming-entertainment industry professionals. It is a trusted source for the most cutting-edge products and technologies in the field, and the must-attend event for conducting business and networking, while staying up-to-date on the latest trends, policies, and market intelligence.