Kurt Quartier, born in Ostend, Belgium, developed a passion for the gaming business after a journey which started in 1990 when joining Sun City, in South Africa. Having held several management positions with Sun International, he moved to Greece in 1995 to join Casino Magic, a US based operator, to open the first privately owned casino resort in Greece. Here he became Operations Manager, responsible for both the Hotel and Casino side of the business. In 1997, he embarked on a 14-year career with IGT, which saw him become VP – International Casino Markets, responsible for the overall business in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Since 2012 Kurt through his company Tyche Gaming International has been consulting to Premier Operators and Suppliers. The last three years this included taking on the roles of President and CCO of a start-up big-data cloud based CMS with real time marketing overseeing the go to market strategy in Europe, US and Asia.