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Walter Bugno

Chief Executive Officer, International, IGT

Walter Bugno

IGT is a market leader in almost every jurisdiction they operate, but in the international space, the company had to learn about the specific characteristics of players in each region. Walter Bugno joined IGT when the company merged with GTECH, where Bugno was the CEO of the GTECH’s Spielo division. At IGT, Bugno in in charge of the company’s lottery, gaming, and interactive businesses throughout Europe (except Italy), as well as in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. He sat down with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the ICE trade show in London in February to discuss how IGT approaches the different regions with R&D and various products. It was very early in the coronavirus crisis, which is mentioned only in passing.

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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