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Phyllis Gilland

President, Global Gaming Women

Phyllis Gilland

Global Gaming Women has had a busy few years since the organization declared its independence from the American Gaming Association. Founded under the AGA, the group decided it would be able to work much more effectively if it were independent. Phyllis Gilland, the president of GGW—she also serves as senior vice president and general counsel for Golden Entertainment—explains how the organization has grown over that time and why it’s such an important factor in the increasingly visible role of women in the gaming industry. She talks about GGW’s robust educational conferences and why all women in gaming should be members. She’s joined by Felicia Gassen, the executive director of GGW, at the Golden Entertainment offices for a chat with GGB Publisher Roger Gros in February.

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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