Blaine Graboyes

CEO, GameCo

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The rise of skill games in the casino industry has been accelerating. As the second and third generations of the games hit the floor, research has shown that they are doing exactly what was expected: increase play from younger customers. Blaine Graboyes is the CEO of GameCo, one of the leading skill game companies. He explains the challenges that he has overcome in placing the games on casino floors, the reluctance of slot executives to experiment and the reaction of players. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at G2E in Las Vegas in October of last year.

Roger Gros
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.