Raised in Northern Nevada, Buddy Frank has been hooked on gaming since he used crayons to mark his mom’s Keno tickets while dining at local casinos. He started covering the industry as a TV journalist after graduation from the University of Nevada, Reno. After a decade of reporting, Buddy made the transition first to Casino Marketing and eventually Slot Operations. After 30 years with various casinos in senior executive positions, he retired from full-time work at Pechanga Resort & Casino in 2016. Buddy now runs a consulting service (BF Slot Strategies) where his focus remains on slot performance, systems, analytics and team training. He edits the Frank Floor Talk column and contributes as a writer to CDC Gaming Reports, an industry E-newsletter. Buddy also teaches classes on gaming/marketing at UNR.
Buddy Frank is the Emcee of WGPC 2022.