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Las Vegas, NV (Sept) The 15th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), in partnership with the American Gaming Association (AGA), was held from Sept 29-Oct 3, 2015 at The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Casino industry professionals connected to share ideas, discover the latest products, technology and services, and attend seminars to learn the newest industry trends and how the gaming industry is changing.
Geoff Freeman, President & CEO of the American Gaming Association gave the “State of Gaming Address” keynote speech that included how illegal and unlicensed gambling threatens the casino industry. Regulated gaming can be a positive influence on a community and the industry needs to do a better job of explaining it. Cases of illegal gambling have been linked to organized crime, and fuel the negative views of casinos held by many lawmakers and members of the public, despite the economic benefits the casino industry brings to the areas in which it operates. “$80 billion will be bet illegally on sports this year which demonstrates the need for urgent regulatory reforms,” stated Freeman.
Gaming experts offered their opinions on key gaming issues during seminars held throughout the Expo including: The Non-Gaming Customer, Examining , the Valuation and Profitability; Working Together, Reducing Tourist Victimization through Security and Law Enforcement Collaboration; International Economy, Global Perspective on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing; Skill vs. Chance, Skill-Based Gaming’s Potential for Transforming Slot Play, just to name a few.
Over 450 exhibitors covered the show floor to support the gaming industry with this year’s show being the inaugural “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E.” Sleeping room designs, food and beverage, entertainment, meetings and conventions, spas, and, of course, gaming. Sysco Corporation exhibited in several booths with samplings of their products. They are the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries. Their website: www.sysco.com. NanoTech Gaming creates skill-based gambling games where player skill influences the chance to win. Their patent-pending technology focuses on transparency, fairness and advantage play for the best players with no exposure to the casino. For more information about this company go to: www.nanotechgaming.com. Kuhlmann Design Group, Inc. provides distinctive design and engineering services to the gaming industry focusing on casinos, hotels, spas restaurants, retail and entertainment venues. Their company is located in St. Louis, MO. For more information go to: www.kdginc.com.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the international trade show and conference “by the industry for the industry” and will be held in 2016 from Sept 27-29th at The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. For more information go to: www.GlobalGamingExpo.com.