Lucien Wijsman

The Slot Academy
Director

A veteran casino slot marketer with 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 start-up 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, UK, Macedonia, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and others), Africa (Morocco, Uganda), South America (Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Puerto Rico, Dutch Antilles) , 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 operating VLT locations 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, and the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, to mention just a few.  In addition Lucien has been a speaker at various international gaming exhibitions in Europe, USA 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 www.theslotacademy.com  – offering both OPEN and bespoke IN HOUSE training programmes as well as mastermind of the SLOT SUMMITS.

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