G2E 2016: Key gaming issues brought to the fore

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The upcoming US election, eSports and the unification of the casino gaming industry will be among the key topics of discussion at this year’s G2E.


[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the impact of the 2016 election on gaming to the opportunities surrounding eSports in casinos, G2E 2016 will feature robust conversation on the industry’s hottest topics with engaging programmes by the nation’s top experts.

As the gaming industry evolves, so too will G2E. For the first time, attendees will see the leaders from tribal and commercial gaming – NIGA chairman Ernest Stevens and American Gaming Association (AGA) president and CEO Geoff Freeman – on stage together to discuss the further unification and evolution of the relationship between the casino industry’s two key sectors.

“Attendees will be treated to dynamic speeches by marquee personalities every day at G2E 2016,” the AGA said ahead of this year’s Las Vegas gaming expo. “Tuesday through Thursday, the main stage at G2E will host some of the biggest names in business, sports and gaming who will be announced in coming weeks.”


Tuesday through Thursday, the main stage at G2E will host some of the biggest names in business, sports and gaming who will be announced in coming weeks


For the first time in 2016, G2E’s Integrated Resort Experience moves to the main show floor. Broken into four major segments – hospitality concepts, entertainment, technology solutions and food and beverage – the new Integrated Resort Experience will anchor one end of the main show floor with non-gaming exhibitors showcasing products, services and technologies to attract more new guests to stay longer, play longer and drive more revenue per guest.

Due to popular demand, G2E 2016 will bring back its seminar tracks for Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing attendees to explore multiple categories in-depth such as tribal interests, gaming policy, emerging gaming methods, career development, business of the business, and casino property products.

“The gaming industry is entering an exciting era with new trends, technology and legislation that will power the $240bn (E215m) sector into the future,” said Andrew Ortale, AGA’s vice president of industry services. “G2E delivers a platform for all gaming-related businesses to equip themselves with the tools that will allow them to thrive for years to come.”

Ed Several, senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions, added: “We’ve put a major focus into the evolution of G2E to ensure it is staying ahead of the curve as the gaming industry changes. Attendees to G2E 2016 will experience first-hand the future of the casino gaming industry, as well as explore a variety of ways to increase their bottom line today.”

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