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Cindy Hovey and Roger Pettersson

Sr. Director Product Management and Sr. Director Core Product & Product Marketing, IGT

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Cindy Hovey and Roger Pettersson

The development of hardware in the slot machine industry is advancing at a rapid pace and IGT’s Peak family of cabinets are at the head of the class according to leading positions on industry performance reports. The first cabinet to launch was the PeakBarTop cabinet, which continues to be a success and recently debuted with sports betting content. Since then, IGT has launched five more Peak cabinets: PeakSlant49, PeakSlant 49 + Wheel for Wheel of Fortune games, then Dynasty Peak Terminal for ETG, followed by the PeakSlant32, and most recently the impressive Peak65, which just debuted last month at G2E. GGB Publisher Roger Gros sat down with Roger Pettersson, Sr. Director Core, PMM, Market Research, and Cindy Honey, IGT Senior Director Hardware Roadmap to talk about IGT’s Peak hardware family, what’s driving its success and what’s in store for the future.

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.