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Mike Rumbolz

President and CEO, Everi

Mike Rumbolz

One of the side effects of Covid-19 is a rush toward contactless payments throughout society to avoid handling currency. But with casinos still lagging behind in the area of cashless transactions, Mike Rumbolz says the time is right to begin the transformation. Everi has developed a series of technological advances, starting with QuikTicket, which allows a guest to buy a ticket at an Everi kiosk that can be used throughout the casino to a complete eWallet system that transfers funds from the players account to wherever he plays or buys by a simple wave of a mobile device. But Rumbolz points out that the transparency of cashless payments will have additional benefits as well, such has helping those afflicted with problem gambling. Rumbolz spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the Everi offices in Las Vegas in June.

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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.