Guiding casino professionals in a complex world

Mike McKiski

Sr. VP, Light & Wonder

Mike McKiski is a seasoned gaming industry executive and expert in building, marketing, and monetizing gambling related technologies. Mike serves as the Sr. Vice President of Global Table Games for Light & Wonder. In this role he is responsible for driving the company’s table games division forward in all areas including Electronic Table Games, Proprietary Table Games, Table Game Progressives, Live-Dealer Internet Technology, and Shufflers/Utilities.

In parallel to his role with Light & Wonder, Mike is President of MaxBet Media, a digital media podcasting upstart. As he was founding MaxBet Media, Mike worked for PlayAGS serving as the company’s Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining the team at AGS Mike held various roles within the gaming industry with progressive development including VP of Sales, Western USA Interblock Gaming; VP of Sales, South and Latin America Interblock Gaming and Director of Interactive Sales & Marketing, Scientific Games/Bally Interactive.

Named by Vegas, Inc. as one of the “40 Under 40” to watch in 2015 and again by Global Gaming Business in 2016, Mike is recognized with numerous awards for leadership, community involvement and professional standards of excellence.

Mike holds an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a BA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was a four-year letter winner as an offensive lineman for the Rebels. Mike also holds credentials from Harvard Business School as a member of their HBX CORe business management program.

Lessons Learned Since the Introduction of Electronic Table Games
In a survey at last years WGPC 86% of participants said they did not know enough about Electronic Table Games to protect them and 94% said they had not received good support and information from manufacturers. With little training or guidance on how best to protect these new games, the ETGs are falling victim to never-before-seen cheating scams. Casino operators – it’s time to take charge. What have we learned since these flashy alien ships from far far away started space invading our casinos?

In this discussion a panel of experts talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of electronic table games and analyze the reasons why they have become targets for cheats. Through a game protection lens panelists will share advice on how to best protect these mysterious and proprietary “games of the future.”


Sr. VP, Light & Wonder