HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 18Issue 20Global Gaming Expo October 1-4 in Las Vegas

The 2012 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will be held October 1-4, at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The G2E offers the world’s largest and most extensive education for the casino gaming industry and is produced by the American Gaming Association (AGA) along with Reed Exhibitions (RE). G2E provides an in-depth look at new products, technologies, insights and innovations within the gaming industry. Over 26,000 industry professionals attend the conference and offer a detailed look at new advancements within the gaming industry.

On Tuesday, October 2, Katty Kay of BBC World News America will be the first keynote speaker of the event and will be speaking in the Titian Ballroom from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kay is a co-author of the book Womenomics that explores the success for business women based on recent trends of the value of women in the business world.

Additionally, on March 3, 2012, the AGA and RE announced that Jim Ryan, co-chief executive officer (CEO) of bwin.party digital entertainment plc, will be featured as the exclusive keynote speaker at the 2012 G2E.  Bwin.party digital entertainment is the largest listed internet gambling business in the world. Mr. Ryan is highly recognized as one of the more knowledgeable people currently in the Internet gambling industry. “As efforts to legalize and regulate Internet gambling in the United States advance and the global market continues to grow, Jim is the ideal person to provide a comprehensive overview of this developing sector of the industry,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. Ryan’s conference keynote address will be held on Wed., Oct 3, and from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

The AGA also announced that it will be expanding table game content this year at the G2E and will be designating space on the floor to meet the specific needs of table game operators. At the 2012 G2E there will be more than 28,000 square feet of exhibit space that will showcase more than 25 companies that focus on table games.  Companies that will be at the exhibit include, Shuffle Master Inc., Gaming Partners International Inc., Galaxy Gaming Inc., DEQ, Cammegh Ltd., Rye Park Gaming, Interblock, The Novomatic Group of Companies, AlfaStreet, Casino Technology and Euro Games Technology (EGT), and more.

Most recently, the G2E and Global Gaming Business Magazine (GGB) announced on June 11, 2012, that the judges for the 2012 G2E Casino Design Awards have been selected. The Casino Design Award honors architects, builders and designers in the casino gaming industry. The judges for the 2012 Awards are:

Michael Adams, editor-in-chief, Hospitality Design;

Robert Maricich, CEO, International Market Center Las Vegas;

Richard Paulos, former partner, co-CEO and executive vice president, The Jerde Partnership;

David Schwartz, director, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Gaming Research; and

Katherine Spilde, associate professor, San Diego State University, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Additionally, the GGB’s Gaming & Technology Awards will also be presented at G2E. The Gaming & Technology awards are the gaming industry’s awards for casino technology, products and services.  This award ceremony will be held on October 3, 2012 and winners will be included in the November 2012 issue of Global Gaming Businessmagazine.  Judges for the 2012 Gaming & Technology Awards are as follows:

Claudia Winkler, president, GHI Solutions;

Robert Russell, senior gaming analyst, Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.;

Frank Neborsky, vice president of slot operations, Mohegan Sun;

Gerhard Burda, president and CEO, ESCAPES Advisory Services; and

Lindsay Stewart, vice president of electronic gaming, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM).

The event will close on Thursday, October 4, 2012, with a conference on tribal gaming. Donald “Del” Laverdure, Acting Assitant Secretary of Indian Affairs, will be speaking in the Titian Ballroom from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and will be the last keynote speaker of the week. Mr.  Laverdure was previously Assistant Professor of Law & Director of the American Indian Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law, and has served as the Chairman of the Crow Nation Judicial Ethics Board, and also as an Appellate Judge of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

To find more about the 2012 G2E, please visit http://www.globalgamingexpo.com



The Michigan Gaming Newsletter would like to thank Scott Nuyttens and Peter Stern for their contributions to this issue.



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