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Darren Simmons

Executive Vice President & FinTech Business Leader, Everi

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Darren Simmons

As the industry leader in cash transactions in the casino industry, Everi has been developing its cashless systems for years. Everi kiosks are omnipresent on the floors of casinos around the world, and its e-wallet system makes the transition to cashless almost seamless. Darren Simmons has been with Everi for 15 years and has taken the lead in the company’s financial transactions division. He explains how the company has developed trust from casino operators and that goes a long way to establishing a relationship for cashless transactions. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at Everi headquarters in Las Vegas in May.

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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