Gaming executives from over the world are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the eighteenth annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center. Presented by the American Gaming Association, the eighteenth annual G2E’s focus is on both North and South America as executives from commercial and tribal casinos have the chance to see the latest gaming technologies.
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, the Sands Expo Center is receiving for the following three days, leading casino operators, gaming manufacturers and key industry decision makers from all continents.
A big highlight at G2E 2018 is the release of the Innovation Lab lineup for 2018, featuring new innovations which will shape the future of the gaming industry including the use of beacons and artificial intelligence.
“The first two years of the Innovation Lab have been met with positive feedback as a space for innovative concepts for the gaming industry to come to light, and we’re excited to bring it back for G2E 2018,” said Allie Barth, VP of industry relations for the American Gaming Association. “This year’s Innovation Lab will feature a wide array of perspectives on how the industry can advance into the future both through gaming and broader resort management.”
Another highlight at this year edition is the first Sports Betting Symposium, held by AGA, as Sports Betting in the US has become the hottest topic after the Supreme Court overturned PASPA. This consists in a series of panel discussions and speakers on sports wagering, with topics ranging from legislative issues to business strategies including ample opportunities to engage with sports betting exhibitors. Hall of Fame Basketball legend “Magic” Johnson will deliver a keynote address at the event.
This year’s edition of the show also includes the “Innovation Incubator” competition. G2E is looking for the next big product or service in gaming and hospitality technology innovation, so they invited students and start-ups alike for the opportunity to compete against other trailblazers and showcase their innovative product or service at the event.