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James Maida

President and CEO, Gaming Laboratories International

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James Maida

James Maida is a legend in the casino business. As a lawyer in the New Jersey regulatory system, he quickly saw that his agency was getting overwhelmed with requests to test slot machine systems, and began to do it himself out of his spare bedroom in his apartment. Today, GLI has grown into an international company serving the needs of the gaming industry and regulators alike. The recent coronavirus pandemic has changed the world and GLI is leading the way. Maida recognizes that remote access to games is going to be a major change, and regulators are going to want to be assured that transparency and integrity can be maintained. Maida spoke with GGB Editor Frank Legato for the cover of the magazine’s August edition.

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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.