The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held annually shall kick off on October 8 Monday next week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the main topic would be sports betting.
Presented by the American Gaming Association, G2E shall be holding a sports betting symposium for the first time ever. In August, North America’s premier international gaming trade show displayed the full schedule and its speakers for the symposium.
The symposium will run from October 8 to 11, 2018.
As an attendee, you’d get the chance to interact with some of the leaders and influencers in the gaming industry. Every session will focus on a specific topic and will have three speakers. For instance, the session on “The Challenges of Being a Sports Betting Operator in the US” will feature speakers Scott Butera (President Interactive Gaming, MGM Resorts International), Justin Carter (General Manager, Penn National Gaming, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Resorts Casino Tunica & 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica), and Christian Stuart (Executive Vice President of Gaming & Interactive Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment).
Other speakers at the sports betting symposium will include ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck, and William Hill US CEO Joe Asher.
According to a press release, “The symposium will provide gaming professionals with the tools they will need to consider business operations that best capitalize on the Supreme Court’s ruling decision to overturn the failed federal ban on sports betting. Sessions will cover the business and legislative aspects of sports betting and offer an interactive, guided tour of the G2E expo hall to connect attendees with the top suppliers of sports betting technologies.”
Last week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) testified in front of Congress to aid federal lawmakers decide how to play their hand. The casino industry is against new federal sports betting mandates.
Sara Slane, senior VP of public affairs for the AGA, said, “As states and sovereign tribal nations consider whether or not to enact legalized sports betting, the Sports Betting Symposium at G2E will offer the world’s foremost experts, business leaders and operational solutions to build a thriving legal market in the United States.”
According to Eilers & Krejcik Gaming research group, even if the Las Vegas Strip’s suffered from recent hardships, the casino industry in America is at record levels when it comes to gambling profits. However, sports betting presents a whole new opportunity for opening up a new market worth about $15 million.