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Earle Hall

Vice Chairman, International Gaming Standards Association

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Earle Hall

Earle Hall is known as one of the industry’s deepest thinkers and most innovative suppliers. His enthusiasm for gaming, data and players have earned him respect across the board, as evidenced by his recent appointment as vice chairman of the International Gaming Standards Association. Hall’s company,, is one of the most progressive in gaming, and is developing a blockchain technology that works for regulators and operators alike. But Hall’s vision isn’t just limited to gaming. In a TED Talk recorded last year, entitled “The Fabulous Frequency of Fear,” he talked about ways to control fear.

In this special edition of the GGB Podcast, Hall discusses the industry’s response to the current coronavirus crisis, and how people can remove or reduce fear. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his offices in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 18.

Roger Gros
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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