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E. Sequoyah Simermeyer

VP of Strategic Partnerships, FanDuel; Former Chairman, NIGC  

E. Sequoyah Simermeyer’s four-year tenure as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) was perhaps the most unique of any to hold the position thus far, given that it included both the dismal lows wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the record-setting resurgence that followed shortly after. Simermeyer championed several NIGC initiatives over those four eventful years, including the advancement of self-regulation, cybersecurity, fiscal reporting and more. He spoke with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez at the ICE London tradeshow in February in what were some of the final days of his term.
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Jess Marquez is the managing editor of Global Gaming Business. A lifelong Nevadan, Marquez has communications experience across multiple sectors, including local government. Prior to joining GGB, he was the communications and advertising director for a prominent personal injury law firm based in Las Vegas and Seattle. He also founded and hosted The Pair O’Dice Podcast, a weekly show that focused on sports betting news and predictions. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 with a B.A. in journalism. Outside of work, Marquez is passionate about professional sports, classic literature and leatherworking.