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Charles Cohen

Vice President, PlayDigital Sports Betting, IGT

Charles Cohen

One year ago, the GGB Podcast sat down with Charles Cohen and heard him talk about the potential for the IGT PlayDigital sports betting platform. This year, we hear about the successes that IGT has had across the U.S. Cohen talks about how players have taken to the IGT platform and why more and more sports books are selecting IGT as a partner. He details the lessons learned over the last year and gets down in the weeds a bit about how sports betting is actually conducted in the U.S. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at G2E in Las Vegas in October 2019.

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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