Lady Margaret Thatcher once said "This Lady's Not For Turning." In her case, it was a very admirable trait but in Patti's case, it's a disaster for us. It was obvious to me from the start that she lacked the necessities for this job. I never could understand the admiration she received on this board. I've owned IGT since before Chuck Mathewson took it into the stratosphere. Chuck's superb performance put me into a tax position where it's difficult not to wait for stepped-up basis. I'm not in a hurry for that but I'll be 81 next month so my years are limited. Otherwise, I long would have been gone. While head of IGT, Patti went on the Board at Yahoo and it was a disaster as well. The folks at Yahoo forced her off the Board but we at IGT have not been so fortunate. During the Ader takeover fight, IGT's management had some disgraceful things to say about Mathewson who was a candidate for the Board. What a lack of self-understanding or just plain dishonesty.
Imagine where IGT would be if BYI's management were at the helm here. I own a good bit of BYI stock so I am very aware of the comparison. FYI, http://www.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/zacks/010214/bull-day-bally-technologies-byi-bull-day-bjk-byi.aspx?partner=tickerspy