Bill Treger, a respected gaming executive, passed away on March 16 after a long battle with diabetes and renal disease.
Treger graduated from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey and went to work for the Boy Scouts of America as a Scout Executive. After his tenure with the Boy Scouts he worked in sales and later joined the state of New Jersey’s Alcoholic Beverage Control, Amusement Games division for eight years.
This led Treger to the gaming industry, where he was hired as the first American employee of Atronic.
He later moved to Las Vegas with CDS and worked in assorted executive capacities at several gaming companies over the years.
Treger spent 14 years with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), running the company’s business development group. In his role with GLI, he worked with regulators, clients and tribes and was well liked and respected by all. Treger traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and South America in the course of his career and continued to travel in his retirement until he started a battle with renal failure. He will be remembered by his quick wit, his smirk and his one claim to fame, “I slept in every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada”.