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Blaine Graboyes

President, GameCo

Blaine Graboyes

GameCo was one of the early movers in the skill-games segment of the slot industry. But Blaine Graboyes, the company’s president, has always been reluctant to use that skill games description because it skews expectations of both the player and the operator. He prefers video game gambling and explains that we are now into the third generation of games that will continue to evolve and will eventually find a valuable but different audience. He explains how GameCo has been able to balance the payouts between skillful and not-so-skilled players and why the incremental revenue produced by video game gambling is nothing to sneeze at. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the GameCo 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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