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Omer Sattar

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Sightline Payments

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Omer Sattar

They say cash is king but the actual bills that make up real cash are more germ spreaders than money royalty. Omer Sattar and his payment processing company Sightline have developed procedures over the past several years to migrate cash money to and from the casino floor via electronic financial transfers. This process will eliminate the nasty cash from the hands of customers and employees alike and encourage safer and healthier transactions. Sattar says that these kinds of transactions bring other benefits to the customers, operators and regulators that will make the entire gaming experience a more satisfying and transparent event. Sattar spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home in Las Vegas in early May.

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.