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EPISODE #8 – James Maida w/ Marcus Prater

“The global market for gaming technology has really exploded….there’s new technology opportunity, there’s certainly new players in the game.”

Suppliers’ global impact on the gaming industry is widely felt in terms of technology, consumer behavior, and economics. In this special pre-G2E episode of Illuminating Conversations, AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater and GLI CEO James Maida talk AGEM, the biggest change in the gaming landscape over the last decade, cashless gaming, gray area games, iGaming, and responsible gaming. James and Marcus will also talk about GLI and AGEM’s Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative, the annual Jens Halle Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Commercial Gaming Professionalism, and the Peter Mead Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Gaming Media & Communications.

Tune in now for this Illuminating Conversation!


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EPISODE #9 – James Maida w/ Cassie Stratford

ILLUMINATING in October 14, 2021!

“Raise your hand to get the opportunity to do the work you find interesting, even if you feel like you know nothing about it. That’s the only way you learn.”

In an inspiring Illuminating Conversation, Global Gaming Women’s new president Cassie Stratford joins GLI CEO James Maida for an enlightening discussion about diversity and women in the industry, mentorship and volunteerism, and how lessons learned as a new lawyer guide her approach to business and life. In addition to her volunteer role as GGW president, Cassie is VP of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for Boyd Gaming Corporation. Prior to joining Boyd Gaming, she was a commercial litigation attorney in the Las Vegas office of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. She is involved in Georgetown and UNLV Law alumni programs, serves as a regular volunteer for the Ask-a-Lawyer program through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and is involved in various other community organizations. Her background has positioned her to guide GGW into the next decade, and in this episode, she gives her insights into the future of how diversity will benefit and shape the gaming industry over the next decade. Tune in October 14th.

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