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David Lopez

President and CEO, AGS

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David Lopez took over as president and CEO of AGS in 2014 and has led the company on an amazing growth trajectory. Previously the CEO of Global Cash Access and COO of ShuffleMaster, Lopez uses an unusual management style to get the best of his executives and employees. AGS table games and slot machines have created a wide variety of interest across the industry. This week, the company hosts its annual users conference at the Hard Rock casino in Hollywood, Florida, which is a unique event that educates customers not only on AGS products but more importantly on trends in the industry whether or not they are directly related to AGS. GGB Editor Frank Legato spoke with Lopez via Zoom from the AGS offices 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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