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Elaine Hodgson

President & CEO, Incredible Technologies

Elaine Hodgson

Lots of slot manufacturing companies got their starts as producers of amusement games, like Bally and Williams, now both part of Scientific Games. Incredible Technologies became famous for its Golden Tee bartop game. Led by partners Elaine Hodgson and Richard Ditton, IT entered the slot business. They learned by doing and soon were producing top earning games with a unique feel and customer approval. Today, Incredible Technologies has some of the top performing games in the industry. Elaine Hodgson is also the only woman to lead a major slot company. She spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the IT offices in Las Vegas in December.

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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