The Global Gaming Expo 2016 (G2E) is beginning its last journey today, concluding a very successful 16th edition of the show, attended by approximatively 26,000 people. The American Gaming Association (AGA) has, once again, succeed to deliver a tradeshow full-packed with latest gaming products and technologies, where educational seminars and conferences took center stage.
During the three-day event, visitors were able to experience first-hand the next gaming trends, while learning from a wide array of education events that took place at the Sand Expo Centre. Organizers convened a panel of experts to discuss different subjects, including, ‘The Future of iGaming’ or ‘What the Presidential election in the US means for gaming’ or a session led by industry outside experts who shared new tactics and fresh insights.
The more than 300,000sqmt of exhibition floor have been also full with excitement, delivered by different big personalities on this year’s G2E edition. Important celebrities have joint several companies at their booths, including Tim McGraw, presenting Aristocrat new slot; Shaquille O’Neal who has become the new face of Inspired’s Rush Basketball; Vanna White, who celebrated IGT’s 20-year partnership with Wheel of Fortune, Soup Nazi, to introduce Scientfic Games’ Seinfeld slot and the magicians Penn and Teller to present their slot theme at Everi’s booth.
However, not all attention at G2E was caught by new slot themes, but also by skill-based products, a segment whose popularity continues to increase among gamblers year after year. Among key companies showcasing the latest skill-based gaming products at the shoz are IGT, Competition Interactive and Gamblit Gaming.
Another main focus at G2E this year is the Integrated Resort Experience, which helps casino operators stay relevant and ahead of trends as customers seek the ultimate experience beyond the casino floor. G2E 2016 is the first-ever event to centralize sourcing of new products, technologies, and services that drive revenue and value from non-gaming sources.
At its last day, G2E’s exhibition room will be open from 10:00am to 3:00pm, while education seminars will be held between 9:00am and 12:00pm.