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Rick Arpin

Managing Director, KPMG

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As we move into 2024, the business of gaming is evolving like never before, and few figures in the industry have a better understanding of these nuances than Rick Arpin (l.), managing director of KPMG’s Las Vegas office. 

In today’s world, gaming is big business, and that inevitably means that KPMG is not far behind. As managing director of the firm’s Las Vegas office, Rick Arpin is one of the leading experts and consultants in the industry, and this is certainly an exciting time to get a sense of where we’ve been and where we could be headed.  He spoke with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez via Zoom in December. 

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Jess Marquez is the managing editor of Global Gaming Business. A lifelong Nevadan, Marquez has communications experience across multiple sectors, including local government. Prior to joining GGB, he was the communications and advertising director for a prominent personal injury law firm based in Las Vegas and Seattle. He also founded and hosted The Pair O’Dice Podcast, a weekly show that focused on sports betting news and predictions. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 with a B.A. in journalism. Outside of work, Marquez is passionate about professional sports, classic literature and leatherworking.

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