|Las Vegas, March 16, 2005 - iGaming Business Magazine and G2E Announce iGaming Business Pavilion at World's Premier Gaming Expo|
LAS VEGAS -Show organizers today announced that Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2005, to be held Sept. 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature the iGaming Business Pavilion, providing a featured presence for online gaming operators at the world's premier gaming exhibition. The pavilion, a joint effort between G2E and leading interactive gaming publication iGaming Business, will focus on leading gaming companies that have established a presence in the growing global online gaming market.
'Online skill gaming providers, interactive poker vendors and online poker room operators will derive tremendous benefits from exposure at an international event on the level of G2E,' says Michael Caselli, iGaming Business editor. 'Lawmakers in several jurisdictions in the United States and abroad are considering proposed changes to existing online gaming legislation, which will greatly expand opportunities in this arena. G2E will allow people to see what this technology is all about and get a better understanding of where this segment of the industry is headed.'
Caselli said the online gaming sector now accounts for more than 3 percent of global gaming revenues. According to the firm Media & Entertainment Consulting Network (MECN), more than 60 percent of industry experts surveyed believe that online poker will be the dominant offering in online gambling in two to three years. The amount played on poker Web sites around the world in 2005 is expected to be more than $60 billion, with commission revenues around $3 billion. According to The Wall Street Journal (Feb. 24, 2005), revenue for the roughly 2,000 gambling Web sites will reach $9.8 billion in 2005, up from $7.5 billion last year and $5.7 billion two years ago.
The iGaming Business Pavilion also will attract leading service providers for interactive gaming operators. Professional services providers such as law firms focused on Internet gaming, online gaming auditors, financiers and specialty jackpot insurers will showcase their products and services during the three-day expo, along with online payment solutions providers, Internet security specialists, player verification specialists and hosting facility managers.
The pavilion will be located in Hall C2 of the G2E show floor, and will be complemented by a dedicated conference track addressing various issues in interactive gaming such as the current state of domestic regulation, the challenges of going mobile, the latest gaming development products on the horizon, and perspectives on international regulatory affairs.
'The experience at the iGaming Business Pavilion will be one of total immersion into the world of interactive gaming,' said Courtney Muller, G2E's industry vice president and show manager. 'It will be a showcase of A-list providers, which will allow firms interested in the space to hand-pick the providers and service professionals necessary to get their interactive gaming service up and running.'
G2E, the leading trade event for the worldwide gaming entertainment community, is attended by over 25,000 industry professionals from around the world and is scheduled for September 13-15, 2005, with the G2E Training & Development Institute September 12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on G2E or to register for group or early bird discounts, visit the Web site at www.globalgamingexpo.com.
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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the international gaming trade show and conference 'by the industry and for the industry.' Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E made its debut in fall 2001, defining itself as the pre-eminent show for the gaming-entertainment industry. G2E's portfolio of global gaming events includes Casino Design and Racino.
The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.
Reed Exhibitions is a world leader in creating high profile, targeted industry events where buyers and suppliers come together to do business. Every year, Reed events bring together some 160,000 suppliers and over nine million buyers from around the world. Today, Reed events are held in 35 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific, and are organized by 30 fully staffed offices. Reed's portfolio of 470 events services 49 industries in 12 key sectors.