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Willy Allison

Owner, World Game Protection Conference

Willy Allison

The GGB Podcast sits down with Willy Allison, the owner of the World Game Protection Conference, on how the upcoming show will be different than any of the previous 12 conferences.

It’s been a wild year for security and surveillance in the casino industry. From several mass shootings at casinos around the world to the brazen cage robberies at casinos on the Strip and elsewhere to data breaches and hacking incidents, professionals in this field have been overwhelmed. But there’s help on the way.

Former casino surveillance executive Willy Allison has been producing the World Game Protection Conference for 13 years. This year’s show, held at Bally’s Las Vegas from March 12-15, will drill down into the recent troubling incidents as well as focus on its core roles of game protection and asset protection. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros about the conference in Las Vegas in February.

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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