Running from October 1st through 4th, the Global Gaming Expo, affectionately referred to as the “G2E” for those in the know, is one of the planet’s biggest events for the gambling industry. Now in its sixth year, the G2E is poised for the future of online gambling. “There are huge developments occurring in the North American market from regulation to big merger and acquisition deals and partnerships, ” stated iGaming’s Alex Pratt. ” I am really excited to see this culminate at G2E, the world’s premier casino-entertainment event.”
This year’s conference includes everything from educational seminars to product exhibitions and networking opportunities. The iGaming conference tracks are focused on online gambling, and are some of the most well-attended tracks in the conference. Early-bird G2E registration continues until September 10th, 2012.
There is speculation that online gambling in the United States and the rest of North America will be the hottest area for growth in the near future. “We expect Internet poker to be legalized in the US this year,” states Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International. “The states will act if the federal government doesn’t.” iGaming tends to agree, stating several reasons on its iGaming Zone G2E page, one of which speculates that the worldwide Internet gambling industry will grow more than 50% in the next five years.
“We’re pleased to be working with iGaming Business for the sixth year now,” said Courtney Muller, Senior Vice-President for event organiser Reed Exhibitions, in a recent iGaming article. “Our partnership supports G2E’s mission of being ‘by the industry and for the industry’ and it allows us to continue to provide relevant content to our customers by partnering with experts in the iGaming sector.”
On top of its iGaming Zone sponsorship, iGaming is also sponsoring a one day conference focused on the impact of Internet gambling legalization in the United States. It will cover topics and advice for operators and affiliates on how to take on the challenges and opportunities of this potential market. There are additional sessions also covering worldwide online gambling regulations and the future of online gambling in general.
The Global Gaming Expo is hosted at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.