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Interview with TJ Matthews, Chairman & CEO, IGT

For the next two weeks, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features a special two-part package. This week, we speak with TJ Matthews, the chairman and CEO of IGT and next week, we'll have a similar discussion with Steve Morro, the company president, on where IGT is headed in the next few years. IGT has been the leader in the slot market for almost 20 years now. The company's ability to produce games that people play has always been its strength. But now, according to Matthews, the "I" and the "T" have become as important as the "G" because the international reach of the company has only been matched by the amazing new technology being developed. Matthews spoke with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros for the cover story of the February Global Gaming Business at his Las Vegas offices in January.

Interview with TJ Matthews, Chairman & CEO, IGT

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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