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Joe Pappano

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Worldpay Gaming

Joe Pappano

When was the last time you wrote a check or pulled out cash to pay for anything? Right, I thought so. But if you’re a casino player, that’s how you roll, which eliminates a wide percentage of the younger demographic. So it’s imperative that the casino industry—both online and land-based—figure out a solution to payment processing. Joe Pappano has been involved in gaming payments for almost 30 years and understands what the consumer wants and what regulators will allow when it comes to depositing and collecting cash from casino clients. He spoke to GGB Publisher Roger Gros at G2E in Las Vegas in October 2019.

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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