LAS VEGAS (May 13, 2021) – NIGA Chairman and globally influential gaming industry figure Ernest Stevens, Jr. appears in the latest episode of Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) web series Illuminating Conversations.
The episode premiered today and is available for on-demand streaming now exclusively at https://gaminglabs.com/illuminatingconversations.
As he talks with GLI President/CEO James Maida, the Chairman sets a surprisingly personal tone with thought-provoking stories about his journey to becoming Chairman, his family’s long relationship with Washington D.C. and advocacy for Native issues, and the lasting influence of his college professors.
Stevens also spoke about how his boxing career shapes his approach to strategy, saying, “(When I think about) my life and my career, you move around the ring, and you analyze, and you’re always using that left jab to pepper things. But when it comes time to drive it home, that’s what the right hand is for. That’s the whole analogy of life.”
The Chairman also shares his insights about Indian gaming’s approach to the pandemic, where we go from here, what’s next for new gaming technology, and his hopes for the new Interior Secretary.
Hosted by Maida, Illuminating Conversations is an on-demand monthly series of thought-provoking interviews. The series is one more way GLI helps regulators, suppliers, and operators navigate uncharted territory by providing insights from worldwide experts, empowering them to meet any challenge and get to the finish line.
Binge-watch previous Illuminating Conversations episodes featuring Eilers & Krejcik’s Gaming Principal Todd Eilers; Jamaica Betting, Gaming Lottery Commission Executive Director Vitus Evans; and Managing Director of Gaming Consultants International Neil Spencer.
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