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Sun King

Sadly, Sir Solomon “Sol” Kerzner (1935-2020), “The Sun King”, passed away from cancer on March 21st 2020 at the age of 84, at his Leeukoppie Estate in Cape Town, South Africa. By: Niall Murray

Sol Kerzner was born on 23rd of August 1935 in Doornfontein, a modest suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Born to immigrant Jewish parents Morris and Bertha Kerzner from Lithuania, Sol was the youngest of four children, and the only son.

Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020 Preview

Yulia Chopenko, the event coordinator of Smile-Expo company, answers the questions

Has the anticipation of gambling business legalization had an impact on the amount of interest in Ukrainian Gaming Week 2020?

Increased interest in the event was seen at all adoption stages of the law on gambling business legalization. Enactment of the new law drew even more attention to the exhibition.

Audio Branding

Peter White chats to recording artist Willie Wilcox about the science behind audio branding in the slot machine world

Willie Wilcox principal member of the group “Utopia” with Todd Rundgren travelled the “long and winding road” to Scientific Games and the casino gaming industry.

The Show Must Go On

Concerns over Coronavirus prompt the reinvention of Global Gaming Expo. By: David McKee

Well before the event, rumors were swirling as to whether 2020’s Global Gaming Expo, set for October 5, would be held. While trade shows in Las Vegas were expected to resume in the autumn, the persistence of Covid-19 threw that into question. 

Just one of those things

Circa owner Derek Stevens talks about the creation of his new resort. By: David McKee

If Derek Stevens didn’t exist, Las Vegas would have to invent him. The Detroit native, along with his brother Greg, has been building up a casino empire in the Downtown area of Las Vegas for almost 15 years.

Rather than come in and trying reinvent the casino business all at once, Stevens entered quietly and

In A Crisis

Here’s what to do when the unexpected happens. Paul McGee – The Sumo Guy

For over twenty years I’ve been writing and speaking about the subjects of change, resilience, leadership and dealing with uncertainty. So, as we all learn to navigate unchartered waters in unprecedented times, I wanted to share four ways we can cope.

Understand how your brain works

Making a positive difference’: YGAM undergraduate apprentice, Nadia Tarik, reflects on a year studying and working for social change

In 2019 23-year old Nadia Tarik made history when she was among the first students to participate in the ground-breaking apprenticeship degree course in Social Change at Queen Mary University of London.  Thanks to pioneering sponsorship from Caesars Entertainment EMEA, Nadia has been able to combine a four year degree course with her work as a Development Officer at YGAM, the UK charity that works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against gambling and gaming related harms.  Nadia reflects on her first year of studying and working.