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Special Edition: Entertaining Dealers-Will Table Games Ever Be the Same

This week, on a special edition of the Global Gaming Business Podcast hear a podcast of one of the Signature Series presentations at last week's G2E, "Dealers or Entertainers: Will Tables Ever Be the Same?"As casinos stress entertainment to a great extent, the role of the dealer is bound to change. In this session, Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros moderates a panel of experts-C.J. Graham, director of table games for the Palms Casino Resort; Vic Taucer, the president of dealer training company, Casino Creations; Barney Vinson, the author of Las Vegas Behind the Tables and the former gaming instructor at Caesars Palace; and Jimmy Wike, vice president of table game operations at Caesars Palace-and discusses the current state of table game dealers in today's gaming industry. The insights into the motivation and expertise needed these days is very revealing.

This week, on a special edition of the Global Gaming Business Podcast hear a podcast of one of the Signature Series presentations at last week’s G2E, “Dealers or Entertainers: Will Tables Ever Be the Same?”

As casinos stress entertainment to a great extent, the role of the dealer is bound to change. In this session, Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros moderates a panel of experts—C.J. Graham, director of table games for the Palms Casino Resort; Vic Taucer, the president of dealer training company, Casino Creations; Barney Vinson, the author of Las Vegas Behind the Tables and the former gaming instructor at Caesars Palace; and Jimmy Wike, vice president of table game operations at Caesars Palace—and discusses the current state of table game dealers in today’s gaming industry. The insights into the motivation and expertise needed these days is very revealing.

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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