James Plousis

Chairman, New Jersey Casino Control Commission

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James Plousis has been involved in law enforcement in New Jersey for more than 40 years, from a patrolman to a U.S. marshal to head of the state’s parole board. His recent appointment as chairman of the Casino Control Commission is a natural progression, he believes. As one of the cleanest industries in the state because of the diligence of the state’s regulatory authorities, Plousis believes that integrity is of the utmost importance. He explains his priorities during his term and about his relationship with the Division of Gaming Enforcement that does most of the heavy lifting in New Jersey’s regulatory space. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at his offices on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City in July.

Roger Gros
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.