Sept/Oct 2022


It is the season of the G2E trade show and, with that, comes our annual CEO Special, in which Gaming America brings together leading lights from the industry so that our readership can see how it’s done.

Ed Pitoniak at VICI Properties runs the real estate investment trust that owns half of the land beneath the Strip; Erika Ayers Nardini at Barstool Sports covers the media angle; for sports betting we present Scott Butera and his Fubo Gaming’s innovative approach to the user experience; in the land-based vertical, there is Alex Dixon’s Q Casino in rural Iowa; and, last but not least, there is Anika Howard at WONDR NATION, the company making waves in interactive gaming.

Adding color are numerous shorter interviews with the CEOs of key companies representing a broad swathe of the industry. The reader will glean insight from groups as diverse as Evolution, Acres Manufacturing, Nuvei, Bluberi and Velvix.

Finally, we offer to you some of our more regular features: fine words from contributors like Stephen Crystal, Oliver Lovat and Bill Pascrell. There is an interview with a VP of Gaming at the PGA TOUR. And what would this issue be without a preview of the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, which is due to be held the week of G2E.

We do hope you enjoy...

In The Magazine

From the top: Global Gaming Awards lives up to its name
We sit down with Julian Perry, Editor in Chief of Gaming America, and hear how GGA has become a coveted prize for companies the world over....
The progress of sports wagering
Stephen Crystal of SCCG lends his expertise to Gaming America as he explains the vast implications that the legalization of sports betting has on the US economy....
Experiencing Luxor - a journey down denial
Gaming America’s regular contributing historian, Oliver Lovat, gives us the skinny on one of Las Vegas’ most recognizable attractions....
Hitting the links
Gaming America speaks to Scott Warfield, Vice President of Gaming at the PGA TOUR to let us in on the future of sports betting in golf....
The power of fixed-odds horse betting
In his trademark column, Bill J. Pascrell III, Esq. proposes to readers of Gaming America his solution for turning around the fortunes of horseracing in the US....
Affiliates come to America
As the star of gaming rises in America, so too does that of affiliates, those vital online marketing lifelines that already dominate the European market....
An acquisitive journey
Ed Pitoniak, CEO of VICI Properties, has overseen one of the greatest property acquisition runs in Las Vegas history. How does he do it, we wonder?...
The people's marketer
Erika Ayers Nardini, the brain behind Barstool Sports’ breakneck expansion, speaks to Gaming America about what her strategies can offer a burgeoning sports betting industry....
Wall Street and Gridiron
Gaming America takes a look at the career of Scott Butera, President of Fubo Gaming, following the circuitous path his life has taken from the football field to Wall Street and then back again....
American dreaming
While Alex Dixon's life serves as a model for inclusivity in the gaming industry, the casino he runs in Iowa serves as a model for all rural America....
A parallel evolution
As gambling has been revolutionized by the digital world, Anika Howard has played a vital role in directing this change. Gaming America looks at how she managed to stay ahead of the curve....
A vision for success
Brooke Fiumara, the co-CEO at OPTX, discusses her company's work harnessing data to provide optimum casino solutions....
Staying on Trac
Chad Hoehne, President and CEO of CasinoTrac, tells our readers how to stay abreast in the high-tech world of casino management systems....
Manufacturing success
John Acres, Founder of Acres Manufacturing, speaks from a deep well of experience as he tells us about what a casino must do to retain its customers....
Fruitful prospects
Bluberi's CEO Andrew Burke talks about product growth, US expansion and his excitement over this year's upcoming G2E....
New on the scene
Velvix CEO Stanley Ku discusses the value of publicity, growing brand awareness and his company breaking into North America....
Strong flex
Flexia Payment CEO Craig Libson tells Gaming America about his bold vision for the future of the company....
A path to frictionlessness
Cleve Tzung, CEO of Passport Technology, recounts the accomplishments of the year gone by and the direction for future growth....
Evolving apace
Gaming America meets with Martin Carlesund, the CEO of Evolution, to hear about the unique offerings of his behemoth company as well as its plans for the Americas....
Tapping into America
Magnus Olsson, Chief Commercial Officer at Play’n GO, speaks to us about this European supplier with high ambitions for the American market....
Reaching the Apex
Simon Hammon discusses Relax Gaming's plans for the American market and how to stay ahead of the curve....
US igaming payouts: the need for urgency
Umberto Corridori tells Gaming America how instant payouts can win and retain new players in the iGaming market....
Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas
A return to normalcy: Gaming America examines what's in store for the first post-pandemic Global Gaming Expo....
From land-based to iGaming
We ask leading architects in the industry what major trends will define casino design in the coming years....
Product Review: SUZOHAPP
At this year's G2E, SUZOHAPP will be launching three new additions to our sports betting ecosystem....
Product Review: Pick 2 Win craps
Pick 2 Win line of products is available in various options and configurations....
Product Review: Mega Diamond
AGS’ first high denomination, three reel video game, Mega Diamond™, available on its Orion Curve™ cabinet, is turning up the heat across casino floors....
Product Review: Gaming Arts launches Brian Christopher's Pop’N Pays More! slot game
In July, Gaming Arts launched a very unique new slot game, Brian Christopher’s Pop’N Pays More!™, the flagship game of its new Pop’N Pays More! series of games which also includes Piñatas Ol...
Product Review: Prism VXP
Incredible Technologies’ newest hardware innovation redefines the expectations of casino gaming and is moving gaming into a new era....
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Sept/Oct 2022

It is the season of the G2E trade show and, with that, comes our annual CEO Special, in which Gaming America brings together leading lights from the industry so that our readership can see how it’s done. Ed Pitoniak a...