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Tom Jingoli

Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming

Tom Jingoli

Konami Gaming is a division of the Japanese video game giant that focuses on casino gaming in the U.S. and beyond. Konami has some of the most original games and content in slots but has fallen behind some of the larger companies in the era of consolidation and acquisitions. Tom Jingoli, the senior vice president and chief commercial officer for the company, explains how a new strategy deployed by CEO Steve Sutherland has brought fresh blood into Konami’s leadership and has the company poised to compete in sectors it had not previously emphasized. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the Konami offices in Las Vegas soon after the November cover story on the company was published.

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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