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David Patent

CEO, VizExplorer

David Patent

VizExplorer was one of the first companies in the industry to focus on analytics and how they can be interpreted for the benefit of both the operator and the customer. David Patent joined in 2018 after a career in the operations side of gaming, including stints with Rush Street Gaming and Harrah’s Entertainment. Using his experience as an operator, he has been able to fine tune the VizExplorer products in ways that have produced results for his clients. He explains how VizExplorer can use information contained in the databases of all casinos to improve player development and create actionable strategies. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the VizExplorer offices in Las Vegas in November.

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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