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Bruce Merati

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Bruce Merati

Bruce Merati has a long history in gaming technology. He was one of the first to develop a unique “live” dealer platform for iGaming and believes that the current Covid-19 crisis has been a wakeup call for the casino industry. Merati says that iGaming is a different product from land-based gaming and actually enhances land-based gaming instead of detracting from it. He says casino companies now realize the benefits of iGaming and once the crisis is over, they need to push for legal online gaming in states and jurisdictions where it currently doesn’t exist. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home in San Diego on April 6.

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.