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Steve Sutherland

President & CEO, Konami Gaming

Steve Sutherland

Over the past 10 years, Konami Gaming has grown from an also-ran to one of the major powers in the slot business. Steve Sutherland made it one of his goals to put Konami on the “podium” and given the company’s market share, he’s reached that goal. But Konami is far from done. With a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Las Vegas, a constantly evolving product line, innovative cabinet designs and systems that are becoming some of the best in the industry, Konami promises to debut some cutting-edge products at the upcoming G2E in Las Vegas. Sutherland interviewed by GGB Publisher Roger Gros, and was joined by Steve Walthur, Konami’s senior director of marketing and product management, at Konami headquarters in July.

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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