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Andrew Pascal

President & CEO, PlayStudios

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From Silicon Gaming to WagerWorks, and from Wynn Resorts to PlayStudios, Andrew Pascal is one of gaming’s most entrepreneurial individuals. As an operator and a supplier, he brings a unique approach to any effort he considers. His tenure with PlayStudios has been his longest, as he helped to pioneer the field of social gaming. PlayStudios recently announced it is going public as a special projects acquisition corporation (SPAC) with former MGM CEO Jim Murren, and Pascal explains what the means for the company and its future. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his offices in Las Vegas in April.

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.

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