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Ismail Vali 

Founder and CEO, YieldSec 

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The illegal marketplace has long been public enemy No. 1 for the regulated gaming industry, and new research from YieldSec has posited that these nefarious activities actually dwarf the commercial sector by a wide margin. YieldSec’s founder and CEO Ismail Vali has made it a mission to confront these bad actors head-on, and has plans to expand these efforts to other forms of cyber crime as well. He spoke with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez via Zoom in April.

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Jess Marquez is the managing editor of Global Gaming Business. A lifelong Nevadan, Marquez has communications experience across multiple sectors, including local government. Prior to joining GGB, he was the communications and advertising director for a prominent personal injury law firm based in Las Vegas and Seattle. He also founded and hosted The Pair O’Dice Podcast, a weekly show that focused on sports betting news and predictions. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 with a B.A. in journalism. Outside of work, Marquez is passionate about professional sports, classic literature and leatherworking.

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