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Keith Whyte

Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling

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The National Council on Problem Gambling is an important organization in the gaming industry’s efforts to promote responsible gaming. The NCPG was formed in 1972 as a neutral organization designed to collaborate with a broad range of people and organizations to alleviate the ravages of problem gambling. Keith Whyte has been executive director since 1998 and has guided the organization to become one of the key players in responsible gaming. With a stellar board of directors and advisors, the NCPG designates the month of March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month with a variety of programs to focus on the issue. Whyte spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros via Zoom from the NCPG offices in Washington D.C. in late February.

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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.

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