Established as the main gaming trade show for the Asia-Pacific region, G2E Asia opened its twelfth edition today at the Venetian Macao on the Cotai Strip. Local and international gaming suppliers are presenting their latest content for the Asia-Pacific market with slot symbols such as emperors, fire and dragons coming to life on the show floor.
Presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by Reed Exhibitions, G2E Asia 2018 will feature an exclusive focus on key industry segments across its interactive show floor, such as Digital Content & Technology, Integrated Resort Technology & Business Solutions and Parts and Components Pavilion,
The show is expected to host its largest presence ever in 2018. The expo has experienced a staggering 30pc growth from 2017. The Asian gaming industry’s must-attend event spanned 37,000sqm of exhibition space; hosted more than 220 exhibitors; and anticipates around 15,000 local and international trade visitors over its three event days.
The show floor is split land-based and online, with a good mix of suppliers and product throughout. Local exhibitors hold a huge presence at the show, led by companies such as Asia Gaming, Aruze, GTI, Jumbo Technology, Fuli Gaming, Good Gaming, HC, MegaWin, Hydako and Fun Gaming, among others. Largest international suppliers are holding the biggest stands at the show, throughout their local subsidiaries.
For the second time at G2E Asia, NOVOMATIC and Ainsworth present a joint stand, featuring the company’s two brand new cabinets – PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43 and V.I.P. Lounge™ Curve 1.43. Firsts for the region include the licensed title From Dusk Till Dawn™ on the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. 3.50 and V.I.P. Lounge™ 2.32, plus single-game titles Viking & Dragon™, Great American Wilds™ and Fire, Earth and Water™.
Scientific Games is highlighting the popular TwinStar® family of cabinets in the Asian market with engaging content and features, including Jin Ji Bao Xi™ original game, The Pink Panther™, Very Cherry™ and Lock it Link®. The company’s leading solutions such as Shufflink® System, TableView Table Management Solution and iVIEW® Web Content Management are also on display.
Under the theme “IGNITE – A New Direction, IGT is presenting market-approved slot games in the show floor, such as The Hyper Hits™, The Prize Disk®, The Fury Titles and The Fortune Gong™ game families. The show is also serving as platform for the Asian debut of IGT latest cabinet, the CrystalCurve™ 27.
Featuring a stand with themed destination areas, Aristocrat Macau, is showcasing leading products such as 5 Dragons brand, Lightning Link, Mighty Cash Games of Fortune and Fa Fa Long. Interblock® Asia Pacific, will exhibit its Stadium, StarBar, MiniStar, eTable, Big Six and Roulette Diamond Station product lines.
As usual the show will feature several conferences and seminars, such as the G2E Asia 2018 Conference Program and G2E Asia Privileges Program. More activities include the 2018 G2E Asia Awards, taking place today. Again this year is the Product Hot Hits, the G2E Asia Mobile App, presenting a real-time ranking of the most popular exhibitor products and services right on the show floor. New to 2018 is G2E Asia’s Match Me, a smart and interactive business matching program that facilitates attendees’ meeting planning with hand-picked audiences based on their needs.