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Walter Bugno, CEO, IGT International

Chief Executive Officer, IGT International

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Walter Bugno, CEO, IGT International

Walter Bugno joined IGT in 2010 and has risen to become the CEO for all IGT gaming management and strategies outside of North America. Although IGT is not the dominant slot company as it is in the U.S., Bugno has led an impressive growth in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Interviewed at the large ICE gaming trade show in London, Bugno explains what games and systems are popular in Europe, how the company develops games that are popular in the international market, and why technology will keep IGT at the forefront of development.

Roger Gros
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.