William Redd, 91; Gambling’s Visionary ‘King of electronic poker’

William Redd, 91; Gambling’s Visionary ‘King of electronic poker’

William “Si” Redd, daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper that came to be a multimillionaire Nevada playing tale titled “the King of Video Poker,” possess passed away. He was 91.

Redd, president of Reno-based gaming-machine creating icon Global games development, died Tuesday at his home in Solana Beach, Calif., after a longer problems.

Former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller once expressed Redd while the state’s “most ground breaking gaming pioneer” — the man whom changed conventional spinning-reel slot machines into video-screen playing starting in the later part of the seventies.