GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Tom O’Brien, President, Aristocrat, Americas & EMEA

This week, the GGB Podcast sits down the Tom O’Brien, the president of Aristocrat for the Americas and EMEA on his new position and how he’s working with Aristocrat CEO Hector Fernandez.

GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Tom O’Brien, President, Aristocrat, Americas & EMEA

Tom O’Brien was named president of Aristocrat for the Americas and the EMEA region after spending two years as general manager of the company. O’Brien has a long history in gaming, starting as a slot operator in Atlantic City and later moving to the supplier side. In addition to Aristocrat he has held senior roles at Interblock and Scientific Games. It’s his second time around at Aristocrat and with the recent reorganization of the company, he’s excited to be working with Hector Fernandez, the CEO of the land-based division for Aristocrat. O’Brien discussed his new job with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the Aristocrat headquarters in Las Vegas in April.

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Articles by Author: Roger Gros

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.
Roger Gros 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 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.