September 26, 2012
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  • Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2012, Part 1
    With G2E 2012 just around the corner, gaming executives from around the globe are all on the lookout for the next big innovations and technology from leading and new manufacturers.
    This year's G2E will be held Oct. 2-4 (conference Oct. 1-4) at the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Attendees will start each day with a dynamic keynote. On Oct. 2, Katty Kay, anchor of BBC World News America, talks about Washington and the 2012 Elections. On Oct. 3, journalist Jon Ralston will moderate the annual State of the Industry panel. On Oct. 4, the Tribal Gaming Outlook features Donald "Del" Laverdure, acting assistant secretary of Indian Affairs for the Interior Department. In addition, conference delegates will benefit from an exclusive keynote from digital entertainment co-CEO Jim Ryan.
    This year's conference sessions will reflect some of the industry's hottest topics -- iGaming, social media and generational marketing, the evolution of gaming technology, and the casino of the future. There's still time to register for G2E and benefit from all of this. But if you can't be there, be sure to check out the iGaming Virtual Ticket, which you can watch from your Web-enabled phone or computer.
    This two-part special report will highlight some of the current hot topics in the gaming industry. Part 2 of this report will publish on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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  Innovation and Trends 
  • WMS to present 2 new slot machines at G2E
    WMS Gaming Inc. will give Global Gaming Expo attendees a preview of its two new slot machines. The Waukegan, Ill.-based company will show off a wide-area progressive slot, Game of Life, and Spider-Man, an immersive gaming experience. "Our game developers have done an excellent job integrating the proven capabilities of motion chair technology to deliver the thrills and adventure inherent in the iconic Spider-Man brand and feature films," said Phil Gelber, a senior vice president at WMS. Lake County News-Sun (Gurnee, Ill.) (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • G2E to have more than 400 exhibitors
    More than 400 companies have signed up for 259,000 square feet of exhibition space at the American Gaming Association's Global Gaming Expo, an increase of 4% from last year. "We are extremely encouraged by the sales numbers and what they mean for the casino gaming industry," said Senior Vice President Courtney Muller of Reed Exhibitions. GamingToday (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gaming exec Lanni to receive posthumous honor at expo
    The late gaming executive Terry Lanni will be recognized for lifetime achievement in casino design at the Global Gaming Expo. Lanni is the recipient of the 2012 Sarno Award. "Terry Lanni's leadership and vision are key reasons for the current state of design on the Las Vegas Strip, and the entire gaming industry," said Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., president of the American Gaming Association. Las Vegas Review-Journal/Inside Gaming (9/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Baccarat boosts online gaming revenue
    Online casinos see lower-dollar Baccarat hands than those seen at the tables in Last Vegas, but Baccarat has made its way from its traditional casino homes to the Web. Some sites allow increased bets for VIPs, according to this article. (9/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Gaming Technology 
  • Digital signs spread beyond the casino floor
    From its home on the floor, digital signage has reached every part of the casino. Originally attractive for its ability to reduce the cost of printing, the technology can create an eye-catching and even fun signature. "You can do a light show. You can bring energy onto the floor. Everybody else in the casino can see and hear that a jackpot has been hit," Bally Technologies' Matthew Olden said. Global Gaming Business magazine (8/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How picture-in-picture opens new windows for slots
    Picture-in-picture technology offers new ways to communicate with slot players and offer bonuses. The market for picture-in-picture systems along with peripherals, including ticket printers and touch screens, could reach $4 billion over the next decade, consultants Jeff Jordan and Tim Gronkowski write. Global Gaming Business magazine (8/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Stay connected to the AGA and NCRG on Facebook and Twitter during G2E
    During next week's Global Gaming Expo (G2E), stay up-to-date on all the most interesting conference sessions and exciting events by connecting with the AGA on Twitter and Facebook. We'll bring you the latest news from the greatest show in gaming. In addition to following the AGA, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has multiple ways for you to learn about the latest in responsible gaming research and education during its annual conference -- even if you can't be there in person. Connect on Twitter, Facebook or Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG's blog. Don't miss any of the action. Get connected today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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