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Ernie Moody

Founder, Action Gaming

Ernie Moody

Ernie Moody is a legend in the gaming industry. After finding the development of new table games too complicated and expensive, he moved on to video poker and came up with Triple Play Poker, a groundbreaking development that revolutionized the game by introducing multi-hand play. His arrangement with IGT earned him millions of dollars, which he later invested in gaming startups, some of which have also impacted the industry greatly. He inspired a generation of game developers and today continues to innovate and inspire. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at “The Hangar,” headquarters of Action Gaming in Las Vegas, in February, soon after his induction into the EKG Slots Hall of Fame.

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.