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Jim Preston

VP, Global Innovation, Interblock

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Today’s gaming industry is tech-centric and user friendly, two characteristics that don’t necessarily apply to traditional table games. Electronic table games, however? That’s a different story—Jim Preston has long been at the forefront of the ETG wave, and earlier this year he made the jump to Interblock, the market leader, as its new vice president of global innovation. With decades of operational experience and a keen eye for the future, Preston will look to push the new technology forward as its influence grows among players around the globe. He spoke with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez from his Sydney office in July.

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.