Tom O’Brien has a long history in the casino industry. Starting as a low-level slot employee at a casino in Atlantic City, he moved to the supplier side a few years later and today has reached the pinnacle as president of Aristocrat’s Americas and EMEA regions. He has been with the company as it introduced the phenomenally successful Buffalo series, Lightning Link and all the offshoots. With a background in sales, O’Brien credits the development teams for the products and his colleagues in sales for the success of Aristocrat. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the Aristocrat offices in Las Vegas in December.