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Interview with Marcus Prater, Executive Director, Assocation of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

This week, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features an interview with Marcus Prater, the newly named executive director for the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, or AGEM. Prater has a long history in the gaming industry, most recently serving as senior vice president of marketing for Bally Technologies. He takes over AGEM at a crucial time in the group's history, as gaming expands throughout the world. AGEM is mainly a political organization, trying to influence the legalization of gaming in new jurisdictions and the transformation of regulations that will make it easier for its members to sell their products and services. He met with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros in Las Vegas in April.

Interview with Marcus Prater, Executive Director, Assocation of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

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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