SLOTS Academy Training

CPD-Accredited Training Available After Gambling Indaba

We are delighted to announce that attendees can make the most of their week at Gambling Indaba by joining the 3-day training course that will be running after it at the Emperors Palace, organised by Totally Gaming Academy:

Dates: 19-21 July 2017
Location: Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1620, South Africa
Price: €1,250

Content: download the agenda here
Trainer: Lucien Wijsman, Director Content & Delivery, Totally Gaming Academy (see below)

Key Benefits of the Course:
• Ability to instantly enhance the player experience through the gaming environment, resulting in more time in the establishment by the player
• Create floor management plans that can be implemented into current casino floors immediately
• Learn mathematical slot machine knowledge to truly understand how slot machines operate
• Address SAS Protocols head on to embrace and comprehend all definitions and formulas, with real case studies, applicable to your gaming environment
• Learning pitfalls and how to create early warning systems to reduce and end fraud

Certification: The Slot Academy is CPD Accredited, and all attendees will receive a Totally Gaming Academy certificate, along with a certificate from the University of Nevada Reno, counting towards their Gaming Management Programme. 

Past Attendees: Caesars; Novomatic; Genting Casino; Swiss Casinos; IGT; Grup Peralada; Marina Bay Sands; Galaxy Gaming; Casino Cosmopol; Peermont, and many others.



About the Trainer, Lucien Wijsman

Lucien WijsmanA veteran casino slot marketer, possessing 25 years of experience in operating casinos, developing TQM systems and advising R&D departments of casino suppliers.

Having worked in slot operations for Holland Casinos for 12.5 years in various positions (from Slot attendant, Slot Shift manager, Slot Manager and finally Assistant to the General Manager Slot Operations responsible for training and TQM), Lucien went international with the German Gauselmann Group in the position of COO for startup casinos in Greece, Slovenia, Turkish Cyprus and Hungary. After 2.5 years Lucien became an independent advisor and directly advised / managed casinos in Greece, Romania, Hungary, Baltic States, Morocco and Uganda. Between 2005 and 2007, Lucien was General Manager of Slot Operations of the Golden Palace Group in Moscow, Russia.

After his return from Russia, Lucien continued advising and/or training various casino operations in Europe (Spain, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Belgium, Greece, The Baltic States, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Macedonia, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and others), Africa (Morocco, Uganda), South America (Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Puerto Rico, Dutch Antilles) and Asia (Singapore, Korea and Japan) & Canada.

Leading producers of casino equipment including: Atronic (now Gtech), Novomatic Group of Companies, Aristocrat, Casino Technology, Inspired Gaming Group, the Global Draw and others have invited Lucien to shine his light on what casino operators, players in casinos and governments would expect from products for the gaming industry.

Over the last couple of years Lucien has been intensively involved in the Italian Gaming market, advising Atlantis Group of Companies (B-plus), HBG and Lottomatica on operation VLT location throughout the country. Currently Lucien Wijsman is involved in implementing his marketing philosophy in Casino Campione d’Italia.

Lucien Wijsman is and has been a guest lecturer for the likes of the University of Reno, Nevada (UNR), the University of Las Vegas International Gaming Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV IGI) and the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria to mention just a few. In addition Lucien has been a speaker at various international gaming exhibitions in Europe, United States and South America. Recently he contributed to the Gaming Laboratories International (GLi) ‘Regulators Roundtable’, providing his views on the relationship between Gaming Legislation and the negative side effects of gaming on societies.

Lucien has produced numerous articles in leading casino industry publications.

Lucien Wijsman is a founder of the acclaimed SLOT ACADEMY – offering both open and bespoke IN HOUSE TRAINING programmes.

He also launched the SLOT SUMMITS where casino managers, slot managers and marketing staff are taken through the key elements of building a successful slot floor – from recognizing the types of players to choosing the right game volatility to maximize revenue and encourage return visits. These unique events also allow effective business networking between delegates, speakers and manufacturers in a relaxed setting.

The Slot Academy and Slot Summits have recently partnered with Clarion Gaming.



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