Ross Ferrar

    Company: Gaming Technologies Association

    Website: http://www.gamingta.com/

    Ross Ferrar has worked in the Gaming Industry since 1979, in several jurisdictions in Australia and Europe. He has held senior management positions in casino table gaming, networked keno gaming and machine monitoring and networked jackpot operations; along with a number of industry representative roles. Ross is the CEO of the Gaming Technologies Association, whose members provide products and services to hospitality venues around the world. He routinely liaises both domestically and internationally with many segments of the gaming community including Casinos, Clubs, Hotels, Suppliers, Media, Social Commentators, Politicians and Regulators. Ross has a very clear vision of the future of Gaming in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region.

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    AGE to host 25 percent more exhibitors in 2016

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    GTA calls on SA-Best to withdraw pokies claims

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    GTA CEO Ross Ferrar retires after 17 years

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