eadlining the annual cover story is Kazuo Okada, the chairman of Aruze Corp., and the vice chairman of Wynn Resorts Ltd. Rarely does one person develop expertise in both the supplier and the operator sectors of the gaming industry, but with Aruze, Okada leads a company at the forefront of gaming technology. And in his position with Wynn Resorts, Okada plays a major role in the success of one of gaming most important casino developers.
Others making the influential list are:
Jim Allen, Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming
Milo Borissov, Casino Technology
Don Barden, Majestic Star Gaming
Dan D'Arrigo, MGM Mirage
Christie Eickelman, Gaming Laboratories International
Rosalind Krause, Trump Taj Mahal
Lam Yin (Jack) Lam, Jimei Group
Steven Lim, RGB Distributing
Enrique Lopez, Casinos de Catalunya
Kelly McDougald, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.
Virginia McDowell, Isle of Capri Casinos
Kathleen McLaughlin-Harris, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Eric Meyerhofer, FutureLogic
Kunal Mishra, Cadillac Jack
Larry Pacey, WMS Gaming
Justin Quis Quis, San Pasqual Gaming Commission
Bruce Rowe, Bally Technologies
Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming
Jennifer Standing Bear, Million Dollar Elm Casino
Lisa Tenner, Tenner & Associates
Tony and Victor Tong, PacificNet,
Marlin Torguson, Torguson Gaming Group
Pablo Zuppi, Diego Fiz and Sergio Maglio, Yogonet.com
Dario Zutel, Win Systems International.