by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
Adam Fine, a respected writer for Casino Player magazine, died at the age of 39 shortly before the publication’s 20th anniversary celebration. Fine, very popular in the online casino industry, was widely known for his jocular yet well informed writing style. His untimely death was determined as the result of a stroke.
Fine joined the team when he was just 17 years old. He took over as editor in chief just a few years later when his predecessor was needed for other exploits in the industry. His witty musings soon launched the magazine into the success that it enjoys today.
Casino Player is widely read in the online casino industry and was introduced by Adam’s older brother Glenn and Roger Gros in 1988. Friends paid tribute to Fine this week, including his manager Frank Legato who remembers him as the driving force behind Casino Player magazine.
“Whether writing about the trends of gaming, a great new hotel, or a fine restaurant, his prose had a way of drawing the reader into his world and making him experience that particular casino resort, restaurant or amenity right along with the writer,” Legato writes. “Adam’s secret was that he wrote as he felt. His writing revealed his own lust for life, his love of fine dining, his love of great entertainment. Adam savored each of the finer things of life, and invited his readers to do the same. Thousands responded with undying loyalty to Casino Player magazine.”