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Willy and Jo Allison

Founders and Operators, World Game Protection Conference

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The security and surveillance departments of any casino are like the umpires and referees at sporting events. The less you hear from them, the better. But if you do hear from them, it better be the solution to any problem. Willy and Jo Allison are the founders of the World Game Protection Conference and each year they gather hundreds of S&S executives in Las Vegas to talk about the challenges of those departments. Each conference is  unique and they talk about what they’ll be presenting at this year’s WGPC at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, February 27-29. They spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from their home via Zoom in January.

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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.