CONFERENCE INFO RELEASED FOR SEPTEMBER'S G2E
The Global Gaming Expo 2015 (G2E), presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), will host elite experts exploring a $240-billion industry through in-depth presentations in Las Vegas September 29 – October 1. Interactive seminars at the Sands Expo and Convention Center will cover a variety of topics instrumental to the future of casino gaming, such as the development of skill-based slot machines, a comprehensive look into tribal gaming, innovations in security, the growth of the “Integrated Resort Experience,” and the evolving state of sports betting and daily fantasy sports.
“We have developed an exciting array of seminars that will look at the most pressing issues of our industry and position our attendees for the future,” said Ron Rosenbaum, AGA’s chief operating officer. “The gaming industry is leading the way in technology, security and entertainment and these seminars are vital to ensure gaming companies across the nation and around the world can progress our businesses together.”
Authorities and analysts in gaming, entertainment, sports, security, technology and business will deliver comprehensive presentations for attendees. Click here to view entire schedule of seminars. Featured programs include:
Advancements in Slot Machines
Skill-Based Gaming’s Potential for Transforming Slot Play: Nevada recently approved legislation to offer skill-based games on the casino floor. Skill-based games could potentially become an estimated $80-billion market. At this session, learn what the experts predict, how the new games will be tested and implemented, and why skill-based gaming could transform the industry – in Nevada and beyond.
Video, Social and Emerging Gaming Meets Casinos: The casino industry has been seeking a solution to attract the lucrative generation of millennials. This session will explore where casino, video games and social gaming can converge to attract younger gamers to casino products. Panelists will discuss trends in gaming design, what convergence really means and how it can be applied to attracting millennial gamers.
Tribal Casino Developments
State Incursions into Tribal Governmental Gaming: State taxation and regulatory threats on Tribal casinos have increased recently. While the United States Constitution and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act prohibits these acts, states have increased efforts to tax Indian gaming operations. Learn the political dynamics at play and hear what is at stake and what may happen next for Tribal gaming.
The State of Indian Gaming: Tribal casinos contribute nearly half of the total revenues produced by the gaming industry in the U.S. The annual update will include the recent performance of Indian gaming on a national and state-by-state basis, with a historical trend analysis and comparisons to other segments of the gaming industry.
Keys to Creating a Sustainable Gaming Economy: With increased competition facing all casinos, commercial and Indian alike, Tribes need to determine how to maintain gaming revenues. At this session, speakers will explain how Tribal governments can work with gaming operators to ensure a successful casino operation. The comprehensive session will address how to improve the performance and viability of the casino operation as well as the unique obligations of protecting tribal lands and sovereignty.
Integrated Resort Experience
Inside the Integrated Resort: Experts will share first-ever research that explains the rationale behind an integrated resort – for the government, for the developer and for the customer. Learn about where integrated resorts should be located, what rules and laws should be established, and what is an acceptable return on investment. Discussions will include the regional differences, how existing integrated resorts perform and whether there should be an agreement granting some form of monopoly.
Using Wellness as a Marketing Tool: Guest expectations for spaces that promote human health and wellbeing are in demand. Design principles and technology are transforming hotels, meeting spaces, spas and other environments by making health and wellness central to the programming, design and construction decision-making process. This panel will analyze and discuss the latest industry trends and market transformations to adapt to the needs of today's patrons.
Global View of Online Gaming: While much attention has been given to U.S. legal iGaming jurisdictions, there have been some important international developments. European countries have raised the taxes to force many iGaming companies out. Meanwhile, Asian markets have seen growth in light of the increased regulatory constraints felt in Macau. Learn how all of these various components impact the overall viability of the market segment.
Late iGaming Adopters Leg Up: Early adopters of iGaming may have been burdened by initial investments. But while these companies may have been first, those hurdles have mostly been overcome. Geolocation has largely been solved and payment processing is headed that way. This session will explore if now is the right time to get a leg up in iGaming.
Sports Gambling and Daily Fantasy Sports
Business Threat or Opportunity–Sports Betting, Daily Fantasy and the Ongoing Debate: The long-debated issue of sports betting in the U.S. has regained attention with professional sports leagues recent public engagement, increased political activity on Capitol Hill and within individual states, and an influx of debates about the legality of fantasy sports as gambling. A panel of gaming industry representatives will discuss whether or not this recent momentum is a business threat to existing sports book operations and other regulated sports wagering outlets or an opportunity not to miss as the climate continues to change.
Blurring the Lines—Lotto, Sports Betting, iGaming, Social and Fantasy Join Casinos: From lotteries, VLTs, and sports betting to casinos, mobile gaming and iGaming, the wagering options for gaming enthusiasts are endless. At this session, learn why all these kinds of betting are coming together under one roof, at the manufacturing level and the operator umbrella. Together with social and fantasy sports options, a newfound convergence has arrived. At this session, experts will explain how all gaming options will be consolidated and improved to benefit the entire industry.
Security & Surveillance
Emerging Trends in Casino Surveillance Technology: During this session, a technology expert will give an overview of new technology in the industry and how it is being applied to gaming and hospitality. New camera technology, unique camera installation techniques and data collection are just a few of the topics to be discussed. High-definition camera technology providing better face shots of players and suspects will be demonstrated.
Casino Surveillance Best Practices: In the world of surveillance, minutes count when attempting to locate a suspect or incident. The ability to review video quickly and competently is critical for the success. In this session the proper techniques to effectively and professionally use the video platform to investigate incidents and individuals, to "follow the money," and track back to the origin of the event. Surveillance best practices will also be provided.