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JOA Express



JOA Casino is setting itself apart from the rest with leading-edge technological innovations. Peter White chats to Dylan Peyras, Director of JOA Casino in La Seyne-sur-Mer

One of the largest casino operators in France, JOA owns 22 casinos which deploy a combined gaming firepower of 2,841 slot machines and 132 table games. It is catching the new wave of interactive gaming with branded ’21’ offer JOA Express, which combines a traditional casino game with virtual reality, bringing blackjack into the 21 century. If you are a newcomer to 21, it will provide a technologically enhanced hook, while the jaded fan may thrill to this new twist on an old favorite.

A Very Big Deal


David McKee chats to the organizers of the Triton Super High Roller Series and Triton London Millions

Thank you for your time as I can appreciate you must be extremely busy in lead up to the event Triton Super High Roller Series and The Triton London Millions at the end of this month.

What is the history behind the Triton Super High Roller Series and Triton London Millions?

The Triton Super High Roller Series was first launched in 2016 with the aim of creating a premier poker tour that would appeal to the most affluent and accomplished masters of the game – as well as donating sizeable contributions to charity. The Series was founded by Malaysian businessman and philanthropist Richard Yong whose vision was to host exclusive high-stakes tournaments in some of the most luxurious locations in the world as well as give a helping hand to charity.

Best-in-class venue for entertainment



Richard Noble, Chief Operating Officer at Aspers Group Limited, chats to Damien Connelly

Thank you for sharing your time and experience with us, Richard. Aspers Group can trace its roots to the creation of legal casinos in the UK in the early 1960s. How is the company performing today?

Where Innovation Meets Ingenuity G-Digital



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



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



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.