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Roy Student

President, Applied Management Strategies

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Roy Student arrived in Las Vegas in the early ‘70s and immediately got involved in technology that moved the casino industry forward. He was an early participant in CMS systems, server-based technology and an advocate for non-gaming amenities at a time when only gaming revenue was valued. But Student’s long career included interacting with some of the greats of gaming, and his recollections remind people that if you don’t understand the past, you can’t prepare for the future. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home office in April.

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.