Bill Zender

Bill Zender, a former Nevada Gaming Control Agent, worked his way up through the casino industry starting as a blackjack dealer in 1976, finally advancing to vice president/director of casino operations and owner of the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in the 1990's. During his vast job experiences over the last twenty seven Bill has owned and operated his own dealing school, taught course on casino management at University of Nevada, Reno and Las Vegas and Community College of Southern Nevada, given numerous game protection seminars to both gaming companies and law enforcement agencies, written four books on blackjack and Asian games, served as an expert witness on gaming in various courts, and had also played blackjack professionally in the 1980's. Presently Bill is engaged in gaming consulting relative to game protection issues, and casino operational evaluations and assessment.

On February 24th I had the honor of receiving WGPC 2014's Life Time Achievement Award in dedication to the gaming industry. I was stunned to say the least.