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10 For 25

People to Watch celebrates a milestone anniversary

Whew, 10 years for 25 People to Watch! That’s right, 250 people have now been honored by the Global Gaming Business annual January feature celebrating the best and the brightest in the industry. That’s 250 people who have truly made a difference in the gaming industry. That’s 250 people who have shaped gaming and increased the professionalism, raised the bar, and defined excellence for everyone who works in the industry. And 250 people who lead the way; who demonstrate that it’s people who make this industry, even more so than the spectacular projects, the cutting-edge technology and the creative marketing of the gaming business.

The 25 People to Watch for 2012 fit right into those categories. Architects and lobbyists. Operators and manufacturers. Executives and policy makers. Young and old alike. The gaming industry is nothing if not flexible. The ups and downs of the past few years have been challenging but also they also create opportunities for creative and aggressive individuals who can take advantage of any situation.

Next year, as the promise of an economic rebound seems tantalizingly close, these 25 people will make an impact on their companies and constituencies, their clients and patrons, and on their industry. They will help to determine the future direction of gaming, next year and beyond.

Where possible, we have recorded the interviews with some of the People to Watch. To access the podcasts, just click on the profile and the podcast button appears at the top.

    GGB Podcasts

  • Simon Thomas

    Executive Chairman, Hippodrome Casino

  • Zoe Ebling

    Vice President of Interactive, AGS

  • Joseph Grad

    Co-founder and Partner, Hensel Grad P.C.

  • Willy and Jo Allison

    Founders and Operators, World Game Protection Conference

  • Jim Allen

    Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming

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