Mike Dreitzer

President, Gaming Arts

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Gaming Arts is the world’s leader in bingo and keno games. But that wasn’t enough for company founder and CEO David Colvin. He wanted more, so he convinced gaming veteran Mike Dreitzer, formerly with BMM and Ainsworth, that the time was right for Gaming Arts to take the next step. Dreitzer explains how he has been moving the company towards slot creation and manufacturing, and how he believes that by blazing its own trail, Gaming Arts will soon become an innovator and disrupter in the slot business. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros while he was on the road in Kansas in June.

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.