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Sporting Chance G2E focuses on sports betting with symposium, keynote presentation All Together Now

Gaming Standards Association appeals for more operator involvement in technology development

SHOW FLOOR MAP PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTS CASINO ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS EXHIBITOR LIST

Young Blood Emerging Leaders program revamped and improved for 2018

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PREVIEW 2018 COVER STORY

THE EVENTS

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G2E Keynotes

Thanks to the May U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the federal ban on sports betting, potential stakeholders across the industry are involved in planning how to capitalize on the new opportunity. G2E’s first Sports Betting Symposium will offer guidance from the top experts in the field.

G2E’s Sports Betting Symposium will be launched with a keynote discussion by Scott Van Pelt, anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter; and judges will pick the best startup innovations in a contest carrying the theme of the ABC/CNBC series Shark Tank.

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FEATURES

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Casino Entertainment Awards

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Global Gaming Women at G2E

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Cintas Ultra-Lounge Fashion Show

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Emerging Leaders of Gaming

GSA at 20

As the Gaming Standards Association celebrates its 20th anniversary, the industry looks back on the benefits that have been created through the organization’s worldwide standards for interoperability. BY MARK PACE

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AGEM’s Year in Review

DEPARTMENTS

New markets, industry cooperation and commitment to education, responsible gaming and charitable efforts are among the highlights of 2018 for the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers. BY TOM NIEMAN and MARCUS PRATER

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G2E Exhibit Floor Map

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G2E Exhibitor Directory

8 Casino Communications

24 Progressive Products

14 G2E At-A-Glance Conference Program

BY STACY PAPADOPOULOS

With KORBI CARRISON (r.), EVENT DIRECTOR, G2E, REED EXHIBITIONS

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN?

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A guide to innovation on the G2E floor BY FRANK LEGATO

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2018 WELCOME

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Welcome to Global Gaming Expo 2018 World’s premier gaming trade show will deliver sports betting and innovation

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s new business opportunities emerge for the gaming-entertainment industry, Global Gaming Expo 2018 (G2E) will showcase the latest technologies, newest products and insightful thought leadership centered around the most relevant topics facing today’s industry and that may impact our industry in the future. G2E continues to be the industry hub to highlight innovation, reconnect with other gaming-entertainment professionals, prepare for fast-paced and evolving market changes and find a wide array of tools to enhance business operations. This year, G2E will introduce topics like marketing and analytics, optimizing guest service and experience, growth opportunities in esports, integrated resort development and management, and more. Attendees’ favorite topics, like gaming leadership, security/surveillance and tribal gaming, will also come back with curated new sessions. In May, the Supreme Court struck down the federal law prohibiting states and sovereign tribal nations from licensing or offering sports betting. The decision effectively paves the way for the implementation of legal, regulated sports betting in jurisdictions across the country. There is no better venue to explore the evolving sports betting landscape than at G2E. This year, G2E will host the first-ever Sports Betting Symposium, dedicated to exploring diverse opportunities in this new market. Topics will range from legislative issues to business strategies, including an interactive tour of the G2E show floor to connect attendees with the top suppliers of sports betting technologies and solutions. Sports betting also will be Wednesday’s keynote topic, as AGA Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Slane will lead a lively discussion on the topic with Scott Van Pelt, the anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter and a vocal advocate for legalized sports betting. In this

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15TH ANNUAL • 2018 Roger Gros, Publisher | rgros@ggbmagazine.com twitter: @GlobalGamingBiz Frank Legato, Editor | flegato@ggbmagazine.com twitter: @FranklySpeakn Monica Cooley, Art Director | mcooley@ggbmagazine.com Lauren Byrge, Director, Sales & Marketing LaurenB@GGBmagazine.com

Stacy Papadopoulos General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Industry Services, AGA

keynote, Van Pelt and Slane will discuss the implications of a legalized sports betting market for key stakeholders, such as sports leagues, the media and the gaming industry, and will map out the projected sports betting market in 2019 and beyond. Innovation has always played a pivotal role in G2E, through new product announcements from exhibitors on the show floor. As we strive to offer engaging ways to highlight new and upcoming broader casino-gaming resort solutions, we will promote technology and innovation to complement exhibitors’ announcements at this year’s show. Thursday’s keynote will be the firstever Innovation Incubator at G2E, headlined by FUBU CEO and Founder Daymond John and The Pink Ceiling and Sprout CEO Cindy Eckert (Whitehead). During the keynote event, startups and students will pitch their business ideas for innovations in gaming and hospitality to John and Eckert, as well as a live audience. In addition to the Innovation Incubator, the AGA’s Innovation Lab, now in its third edition, will feature encore and runner-up presentations from startups and students on Thursday during the remaining show hours, as well as TED-talkstyle sessions on big data and analytics, and emerging markets and trends, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. G2E 2018’s dynamic schedule continues the AGA’s commitment to challenge our industry to think differently about the future of gaming. With this year’s Sports Betting Symposium, interactive expo-hall tours, focus on innovation and the growth opportunities it holds for casino resorts beyond the gaming floor space, I’m confident it will be the best show yet. Stacy Papadopoulos is the interim president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, in addition to her capacity as the AGA’s general counsel and senior vice president of industry services.

Floyd Sembler, Business Development Manager fsembler@ggbmagazine.com Becky Kingman-Gros, Chief Operating Officer bkingros@ggbmagazine.com Lisa Johnson, Communications Advisor lisa@lisajohnsoncommunications.com twitter: @LisaJohnsonPR Columnists Stacy Papadopoulos Contributing Editors Pamela Jones Tom Nieman Mark Pace Marcus Prater Erica Sweeney

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Rino Armeni, President, Armeni Enterprises

Mark A. Birtha, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Hard Rock International

• Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, President, Lifescapes International

• Nicholas Casiello Jr., Shareholder, Fox Rothschild

• Jeffrey Compton, Publisher, CDC E-Reports twitter: @CDCNewswire

• Geoff Freeman, President & CEO, American Gaming Association twitter: @GeoffFreemanAGA

• Dean Macomber, President, Macomber International, Inc.

• Stephen Martino, Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, MGM Resorts International, twitter: @stephenmartino

• Jim Rafferty, President, Rafferty & Associates

• Thomas Reilly, Vice President Systems Sales, Scientific Games

• Steven M. Rittvo, Chairman Emeritus, The Innovation Group twitter: @InnovGrp

• Katherine Spilde, Executive Director, Sycuan Gaming Institute, San Diego State University, twitter: @kspilde

• Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association twitter: @NIGA1985

• Roy Student, President, Applied Management Strategies

• David D. Waddell, Partner Regulatory Management Counselors PC Casino Connection International LLC. 901 American Pacific Drive, Suite 180 • Henderson, Nevada 89014 702-248-1565 • 702-248-1567 (fax) www.ggbmagazine.com The views and opinions expressed by the writers and columnists of GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS are not necessarily the views of the publisher or editor. Copyright 2018 Global Gaming Business LLC. Henderson, Nevada 89014 GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS is published monthly by Casino Connection International, LLC. Printed in Nevada, USA. Postmaster: Send Change of Address forms to: 901 American Pacific Dr, Suite 180, Henderson, NV 89014 Official Publication


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2018 CASINO COMMUNICATIONS

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Korbi Carrison Event Director, G2E, Reed Exhibitions resented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by Reed Exhibitions, Global Gaming Expo (G2E) returns to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas October 8-11 (Education: October 8-11, Expo Hall: October 9-11). G2E’s Event Director Korbi Carrison looks ahead to G2E 2018 and highlights the newest advancements and additions to the show.

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GGB: Korbi, this is your first year as show director at G2E. Tell us how you expect the show to grow this year. Carrison: The Global Gaming Expo continu-

ously evolves to reflect the growth of our industry, and this year will be no different. The recent repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) opens the door to immense business opportunities for the sports betting industry. We’ve curated G2E’s first-ever Sports Betting Symposium, designed to arm the industry with the knowledge and resources needed to help stakeholders best move forward from business, operational and legislative perspectives. It will be an in-depth exploration of the sports betting industry from all angles. Also new for G2E 2018, we’ve hand-picked entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations within the gaming and hospitality sectors. One addition we are very excited about is the Innovation Incubator at G2E, which will give students, startups and industry veterans the opportunity to pitch their greatest gaming and hospitality ideas to FUBU Founder and CEO Daymond John, as well as The Pink Ceiling and Sprout CEO Cindy Eckert (Whitehead). The winning presentation, dubbed the Shark’s Choice, will be awarded a cash prize, as well as a complimentary booth at G2E 2019 to showcase their technology. The audience will vote for a second prize, the Customer’s Choice, which will also receive a complimentary booth at G2E 2019. Other innovators will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the AGA’s Innovation Lab in the expo hall. 8

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We recently saw a nice increase in exhibit space and attendance at G2E Asia in Macau, which is also organized by Reed Exhibitions. Will G2E have a similar increase in 2018?

The success of this year’s G2E Asia is the latest example of the growing popularity and awareness of the Global Gaming Expo brand around the world. G2E is the marquee event for operators and manufacturers to grow their businesses. While the exhibitor and attendee bases for G2E and G2E Asia differ somewhat, we have seen an increase in the exhibit space booked at G2E, and attendance is trending to surpass previous years. Sports betting was a big part of the show last year and will of course be important this year. What do you have planned in this area?

We are very excited to have confirmed ESPN’s SportCenter anchor, Scott Van Pelt, as a keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 10 at 9 a.m. The interview-style discussion, led by AGA’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Slane, will focus on the implications of a legalized sports betting market for key stakeholders, such as sports leagues, the media and the gaming industry, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn PASPA in May. Additionally, this year will be the industry’s debut of the Sports Betting Symposium at G2E, which will bring together the world’s foremost experts and business leaders to provide a specific vision for the future. Indian gaming has always been a big part of the G2E conference program. What are you doing to ensure that tribal government gaming remains an important element of the show?

Tribal gaming is a vital part of the gaming industry. A core focus for this year’s show is supporting the development of tribal gaming enterprises and addressing their unique business needs. An entire educational track—organized in partnership with NIGA—is dedicated to discussing how the biggest

topics in the gaming industry will impact tribal casinos. With the legalization of sports betting, we created an education session specifically to address the impact on tribal casinos with “Sports Betting: The Path Forward for Indian Country.” I also recommend everyone attend the “Tribal Leadership Roundtable,” where the leaders of the tribal sector will engage in a compelling discussion of the most important issues of today. Tell us about the interactive tools that G2E is offering to assist both exhibitors and attendees to get the most out of the show that they can.

We recommend the show’s pre-show planning tool, My Show, which is available on the G2E website and on the G2E mobile app. Not only does it allow users to build out a schedule, but it will also recommend custom exhibitors to visit and education sessions to attend based on your registration profile and what you are looking to achieve at G2E. The G2E show floor is the most impressive in the industry in its focus on all members of the industry, including non-gaming. Tell us how that’s going to benefit the attendees and exhibitors.

The gaming industry has evolved as casino patrons increasingly demand an integrated resort experience worldwide. To continue to discover new revenue streams and engage with new audiences, it is important for gaming operators to begin thinking about non-gaming entertainment such as esports, expanding food and beverage programs, spa offerings, and more. We want to give the gaming industry the tools to make the right partnerships that are a perfect fit for each individual operator. With such a dynamic plan for this year’s G2E, what does this say about the growth and health of the casino industry and its largest trade show and conference?

As the casino industry grows and evolves, so does G2E. The industry is in a very exciting time where innovation is at an all-time high. G2E looks to meet that passion by giving those ideas the opportunity to shine, which has led to one of the most dynamic programming schedules we’ve ever put together for the show. The possibilities for the gaming industry in 2018 are endless, and it all begins at G2E.


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Operating Procedure GSA standards empower casino operators By Mark Pace

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he Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over those two decades, and through the efforts of volunteers from its member companies, GSA has created gaming industry standards that are being used worldwide. However, even as GSA standards are being mandated by regulatory authorities in many countries, utilization in the United States has stagnated. As part of its 20th anniversary activities, GSA has launched a casino operator educational campaign, aimed at reintroducing GSA standards to operators and with a goal of reinvigorating adoption and utilization. This campaign started with a roundtable discussion with a small number of current and former casino operators, and a candid discussion of the issues and challenges that they faced—and an equally candid review of whether GSA standards could help address them. The meeting was eyeopening, and all participants agreed that GSA needed to do more to educate operators—and not just slot operations, but also IT and marketing—on the value they could derive from GSA standards. A second, larger roundtable was held a few months later with operators from around the U.S. The discussion focused predominantly on the game to system (G2S) protocol that connects electronic gaming machines (EGMs) to casino management systems (CMS). As the meeting progressed, it became clear that operators had very little information of how G2S could be deployed, which suppliers had implemented G2S, and how IT and marketing could also benefit from a G2S-based slot floor. As a result of these meetings, GSA interviewed operators in North America who had deployed G2S to understand from their perspective why G2S was better, whether it had addressed operational needs, and what impediments they encountered as they sought to implement G2S. These very

candid interviews provided incredible insights, which GSA is now planning to share with other operators.

System Side GSA learned that the operators implementing G2S had very successful conversions, and that in their words, the technology was solid and, both on the CMS and EGM side, things had never been as stable as they are now. As expected, these operators were taking advantage of the additional EGM data that G2S enables and which other protocols do not. Equally important, they have a greater level of transparency of the data being communicated between the EGM and CMS. Simple but time-consuming tasks, like progressive reconciliations, are now automated through G2S with greater accuracy and with minimal labor expense. Some of the operators had implemented peripheral devices using the GSA Game Device Standard (GDS). One of the functions enabled by GDS is the ability to download bill validator and printer firmware. This one capability was providing significant operational benefits and helping to eliminate regulatory and operational risk by quickly and accurately replacing obsolete or revoked firmware. As one operator put it, the operational efficiencies resulting from the use of G2S and GDS were saving them millions of dollars across their organization. The marketing groups of operators deploying the Player User Interface (PUI) picture-in-picture on-screen player messaging functionality were also seeing significant benefits. This functionality has improved player communication and expedited the delivery of marketing messages via the EGM’s main screen. Now campaigns could be created and deployed quickly across the casino floor.

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The information technology groups were also seeing benefits from operating a truly networked floor. As one operator said, “The networked slot floor needs to be managed by IT while the purchasing, pricing and placement (and operational) decisions are still made by slots.” IT can use the same tools and processes to manage the slot floor network, improving security and operational uptime. IT has also been instrumental in automating tasks that can help troubleshoot individual EGM connectivity to CMS, and in many cases being able to remotely resolve those issues in minutes instead of hours. Additionally, they have been able to extract data that can only be provided by the G2S protocol, providing it to slot analysts for more complete analytical capabilities. This is just a small sample of the benefits that the operators shared with GSA. However, they also spoke of the challenges they had in deploying G2S. The challenges can be broadly categorized into knowledge and interoperability buckets.

Learning the Ropes

It was clear from the information provided by operators using GSA standards that these standards are providing an extremely compelling value proposition that is by far exceeding even their own initial expectations.

Operators described the lack of knowledge their suppliers’ sales staffs had with regards to G2S. In some cases, sales staff had no idea that their companies were selling EGMs using G2S in other jurisdictions. Operators tend to let suppliers drive the technology-related decisions because slot operators tend to operate in silos, and the knowledge and expertise of other groups such as IT and marketing is often not considered. Perhaps most significantly, and applicable to both operators and supplier sales staff, is that “they don’t know what they don’t know.” The lack of knowledge with regards to GSA standards, where they have been implemented, by whom and what the benefits are, is staggering, and is creating, as one GSA staffer calls it, “a technology backwater” in parts of the U.S. Interoperability challenges stem from the fact that the industry has not adopted a single tool to ensure that, for example, G2S implementations are identical on the EGM and CMS sides and across suppliers. The result is that differences in the implementations cause interoperability issues. These are most frequently addressed by tweaking the EGM program12

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ming to work with a specific CMS. However, the result is that there are several “unique” EGM G2S operating system versions instead of a single standard. The fact that GSA has created a Certification and Validation Tool (CVT) is largely unknown to operators. In addition, suppliers seeking competitive advantages are enhancing G2S and creating proprietary extensions which are protected via non-disclosure agreements. These extensions, while innovative and adding value, are counter to the idea of a standard.

Wrap Up

It was clear from the information provided by operators using GSA standards that these standards are providing an extremely compelling value proposition that is by far exceeding even their own initial expectations. These operators, working in conjunction with other groups within their organizations, see the value for the organization, and not just slot operations. The lack of knowledge is a significant barrier to adoption of GSA standards. Operators who do make the decision to implement G2Sbased products, but who do not demand that G2S products be tested via the CVT to ensure sameness, run into interoperability issues. Suppliers’ sales staffs are focused on selling the EGMs that have the best math, that are exceeding “house average” and are not at all equipped to discuss technology. In conclusion, for operators to leverage their investment, they need to learn and to be part of the only organization that is working on furthering innovation and transparency and seeking to create change that will benefit the operators (industry domain) as well as the regulators (policy domain).

Mark Pace has over 35 years of gaming industry experience, mostly with Harrah’s Entertainment properties and corporate. He later joined WMS Gaming and then Scientific Games after the acquisition of WMS. After 12 years with WMS/ Scientific Games, he formally joined the Gaming Standards Association as the managing director of GSA Europe in 2017. Pace has spent more than a decade working with GSA, and divides his time between Europe, working with the European Committee for Standardization, and the U.S. working with regulatory authorities and operators to further standards in the gaming industry.


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2018 SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

schedule AT-A-GLANCE

G2E 2018, October 8-11, Sands Expo Center October 8

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For updated information, times and locations, visit the G2E website (GlobalGamingExpo.com) or download the G2E app on iTunes or the Android store.

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VENUE

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

GGW Keynote G2E Education Program – Global Gaming Women; IAGA Best Practices Institute; iGaming Congress; Tribal Gaming Global Gaming Awards G2E Education Welcome Reception

TBD

Keynote: View from the Top Expo Hall Open Education – Gaming Leadership & Career Development; Marketing & Analytics Customer Acquisition & Retention; Optimizing Gaming Operations Guest Service & Experience; Integrated Resort Development & Management; Security, Surveillance & Compliance; Tribal Gaming Sports Betting Symposium NIGA Networking Reception Welcome Reception Casino Talent Buyers Bash

Special Events Stage, Hall D Halls A, B, C and D

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

October 9

Tuesday

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. TBD

October 10

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. TBD

October 11

Venetian Meeting Rooms

Special Events Stage, Hall D NIGA Lounge Venetian Ballroom F TBD

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: The Future of Legalized, Regulated Sports Betting in the U.S. with Scott Van Pelt and Sara Slane Expo Hall Open G2E Education – Gaming Leadership & Career Development; Marketing & Analytics Customer Acquisition & Retention; Optimizing Gaming Operations Guest Service & Experience; Non-Gaming Growth Opportunities; Security, Surveillance & Compliance; Tribal Gaming Sports Betting Symposium Cintas Fashion Show Cintas Fashion Show AGEM Awards Emerging Leaders 40 Under 40 Reception AGA Chairman’s Reception *By Invitation Only Casino Entertainment Awards Global Gaming Women – Kick Up Your Heels fundraiser

Special Events Stage, Hall D Halls A, B, C and D

Venetian Meeting Rooms

Special Events Stage Special Events Stage Special Events Stage AGEM Booth 3700 SUSHISAMBA Grand Canal Shoppes Prestige at the Palazzo Vinyl at Hard Rock TBD

Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Keynote: Innovation Incubator at G2E with Daymond John and Cindy Eckert GGW Networking Breakfast Expo Hall Open G2E Education – Gaming Leadership & Career Development; Marketing & Analytics Customer Acquisition & Retention; Optimizing Gaming Operations Guest Service & Experience; Non-Gaming Growth Opportunities in Esports; Security, Surveillance & Compliance; Tribal Gaming Sports Betting Symposium

Special Events Stage, Hall D TBD Halls A, B, C and D

Venetian Meeting Rooms

Special Events Stage


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2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Swimming with the Sharks

Scott Van Pelt • Lead Anchor, ESPN SportsCenter

Sporting Chance

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he legalization of sports betting by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in May has unleashed a tsunami of interest in sports betting from the U.S. gaming industry. From land-based sports books to lottery to mobile, sports betting has moved to the top of the agenda for casinos. And G2E is leading the way with a Sports Betting Symposium that will be kicked off by a keynote discussion with the lead anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter, Scott Van Pelt. With the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the failed federal ban on sports betting, jurisdictions can now decide if legalized, regulated sports betting is right for them. What are Sara Slane • Senior Vice the implications for key stakeholdPresident of Public Affairs, ers—such as sports leagues, the AGA media, the gaming industry, and more—and what does the landscape look like in 2019 and beyond? The interview-style discussion, led by AGA’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Slane, will focus on the implications of a legalized sports betting market for key stakeholders following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn PASPA. Van Pelt and Slane, who led AGA’s efforts to pave the way for legalized sports betting, will also map out the projected sports betting landscape for 2019 and beyond. “From the start, Scott Van Pelt was one of the first to give attention to the potential benefits of a legal, regulated sports betting market in the United States,” says Slane. “Now that more jurisdictions across the country have begun offering sports betting, there could be no better time to hear his insight on the evolving state of play and the overarching benefits from this new sector of the American gaming industry.”

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Daymond John • Founder and CEO, FUBU; Host, Shark Tank

The show is offering a chance for gaming industry startups, students and inventors to pitch their ideas and innovations in a setting based on the popular TV show Shark Tank.

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very year, there are thousands of ideas to improve the gaming industry, whether it’s a new slot machine or table game, or simply a way to enhance technology to elevate the casino experience. And for most of these innovators, the idea doesn’t go any farther, because the path to market is so rocky and fraught with dangers—and expense. This year, G2E will try to alleviate that. The show is offering a chance for gaming industry startups, students and inventors to pitch their ideas and innovations in a setting based on the popular

TV show Shark Tank. G2E will host one of the stars of the ABC/CNBC series, FUBU founder and CEO Daymond John, to serve as a judge along with Cindy Eckert, founder of The Pink Ceiling and CEO of Sprout, as contestants present their creations before a live audience at the G2E Innovation Incubator on October 11. The two will select a winner, the “Shark’s Choice,” who will receive $10,000 and a complimentary 10-foot-by-10-foot booth to showcase their product at the 2019 show. A panel of gaming industry experts will select four finalists from the list of submissions to present their concepts to John and Eckert, where they’ll submit to a fast-paced question-and-answer session as the two business leaders look to explore each of the opportunities. The finalists will compete in four categories: gaming floor innovation;


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The “Shark’s Choice” will receive $10,000 and a complimentary 10-foot-by-10-foot booth to showcase their product at the 2019 show.

Cindy Eckert • Founder, The Pink Ceiling; CEO, Sprout

hospitality and resort developments; solving/streamlining regulatory challenges; and greater efficiencies for operators/suppliers. There also will be a second-place “Customer’s Choice” winner, selected by the audience, who also will receive complimentary exhibit space at the 2019 show. Six additional runners-up, chosen by the panel of experts, will be able to present their ideas throughout the day on October 11 at the AGA’s Innovation Lab on the main show floor. “The contest builds off the Global Gaming Expo’s commitment to featuring the newest technologies in the market,” says Allie Barth, vice president of industry relations for the American Gaming Association, co-producer of the show. “We’re excited to bring the business ideas of students and startups to the forefront through this new event.” John, best-known for building urban clothing line FUBU into a $6 billion business, is in his eighth season as a Shark Tank regular. Eckert has headed venture capital and consulting firm The Pink Ceiling since 2016 and has personally invested $15 million across 10 different health technology companies at various stages of development.

Buffalo Diamond™

IT ’ S ALL ABOUT evolving a legend Our new Buffalo Diamond ™ features all the innovation and excitement that makes this larger-than-life franchise the game players love to play. With a passionate and loyal fan base, this industry favorite is now celebrating 10 solid years of success.

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*As of July 27, 2018. Schedule subject to change. For a current, up-to-date conference schedule, including speakers and locations, download the G2E app at iTunes or the Android store.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2018

Oct 8, 2018 – Oct 11, 2018 Sands Expo Convention Center Las Vegas Valley, NV

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Lightning Link ™

IT ’ S ALL ABOUT

a new vision ƒor your floor We changed the game by changing how it’s played. Lightning Link ™ Lounges across the world are giving operators an exciting new footprint with non-stop action for every kind of player.

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Long-Term Business Relationships • Equipment Financing • Capital for casinos & Hotels • Tech Support • Awesome Service • Game Analysis • Marketing Support


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SLOT GAME

IT ’ S ALL ABOUT what ’ s next This year is going to be a blockbuster. Joining our other powerful licensed products, the established story line and non-stop adventure are the kind of experiences that fans of the future are looking for.

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The

Year

in Review 12 Top AGEM success stories since G2E 2017 By Tom Nieman and Marcus Prater

1: AGEM and its Members Step Up

AGEM worked with the AGA on the G2E and G2E Asia events and with the European Casino Association on ICE, the International Casino Conference and the European Dealer Championship. AGEM also partnered on other issues and events with a wide variety of other industry associations, including the Gaming Technologies Association, Gaming Standards Association, International Masters of Gaming Law, the International Association of Gaming Advisors, the Nevada Resort Association and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

2: AGEM Gaming Census

6: Responsible Gaming

The organization anchored by the big slot companies published the first AGEM Gaming Census in partnership with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. The information in the census covers market-share slot data in a variety of categories and also includes updates on live and electronic table games and casino management systems. Future efforts will focus on increasing the sample size of roughly 370,000 North American units included in this first census.

3: Business-First Commitment AGEM signed off on the “business-first commitment” originally created by the American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions to reinforce the importance of professionalism at G2E. The pledge came after ICE organizers were forced to deal with companies who crossed the line with their marketing efforts and were exposed by the tabloid media at the annual show in London.

4: Focus on New International Markets AGEM cultivated contacts and relationships on the ground in Brazil and Japan as both countries continued to debate the idea of legalized gambling. In Brasilia, AGEM sponsored the first Brazil Legislators’ Day. In Tokyo, AGEM attended the Japan Gaming Congress after previously providing specific input to the IR Promotion Committee formed to outline the enabling legislation aimed at bringing casinos to the country. Ultimately, Japan is moving forward with casinos while Brazil remains stalled. 22

5: Industry Cooperation

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers tried to do its part to help ease the pain caused by multiple events that impacted gaming states and ultimately hit home in Las Vegas. Following the powerful impact of Hurricane Harvey on Texas and the Houston area and Hurricane Irma in Florida, AGEM contributed $25,000 to three relief agencies assisting those impacted. On the eve of G2E on October 1, the Las Vegas mass shooting left the gaming industry reeling. AGEM responded with a $50,000 contribution to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund and challenged its members to add to that total—and they did, with $130,000 more for a total of $180,000 from suppliers as the fund ultimately reached $31 million.

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The AGEM Board approved the contract renewal of AGEM Director of Responsible Gaming Connie Jones, and she had a very active year as AGEM continued to financially support a wide variety of organizations dedicated to responsible gaming initiatives, including the National Center for Responsible Gaming, the National Council on Problem Gambling, the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, the Problem Gambling Center in Las Vegas and GamCare in the United Kingdom. As a specific example, the annual AGEM-AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global—with the 20th anniversary event taking place at famed Shadow Creek—raised a record $228,000 for the NCRG.

7: Variable-Payback/Skilled-Based Gaming What has become known as “skill-based gaming” continues to evolve, with a focus initially on Nevada and its New Innovation Beta (NIB) program, along with New Jersey and tribal locations. AGEM provided specific input on proposed regulations in New Jersey, which created a category separate from its slot machine regulations, and to New South Wales as Australia, among other countries, begins to consider this new form of gaming.


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8: Commitment to Education

11: AGEM Mexico Committee

AGEM continues to fund the AGEM Scholarship through the American Indian College Fund, highlighting a busy 12 months focused on the educational component in its mission statement. In addition to supporting Indian Country, AGEM has funded scholarships or contributions to the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada State College, the Global Gaming Women Charitable Education Fund, Atlantic Cape (New Jersey) Community College, the International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV, the UNLV Center For Gaming Innovation, Las Vegas Discovery Children’s Museum and Spread the Word Nevada.

Along with operator-dominated trade groups APPJSAC and AIEJA, AGEM worked with regulatory agency SEGOB on updated language governing gaming in Mexico. The AGEM Mexico Committee represents all of the member companies that serve the overall Mexican market and was actively involved in creating the content for the First National Convention on the Gaming Industry that took place in Mexico City last October.

9: Regulatory Reform AGEM has an introductory relationship with the nascent U.S. State Gaming Regulators Forum and has been participating in the AGA’s NextGen Working Group dedicated to general regulatory reform, and had specific interaction providing direct input to regulators in Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Maryland, Michigan, Mexico and Macau, among other markets.

12: AGEM Officers January brought an updated officer team as the AGEM Board of Directors approved the slate presented of President Tom Nieman, JCM Global; Vice President David Lucchese, Everi; Vice President Luke Orchard, IGT; Vice President Robert Parente, Scientific Games; Secretary Mark Dunn, Aristocrat; Treasurer Tom Jingoli, Konami; and General Counsel Daron Dorsey, Ainsworth. Tom Nieman (l.) is president of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers and vice president of worldwide marketing at JCM Global. Marcus Prater is executive director of AGEM. AGEM is a nonprofit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers to the gaming industry.

10: AGEM Memorial Awards At G2E in Las Vegas in 2017, AGEM revealed the second winners of the Jens Halle Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Commercial Gaming Professionalism—longtime Bally employee and current Novomatic Americas CEO/President Rick Meitzler—and the Peter Mead Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Gaming Media & Communications—Casino Journal and Casino Player cofounder and current Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros.

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rGuest Service AGILYSYS • BOOTH 3800

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uest satisfaction often depends on the timeliness and work quality performed by services staff. From housekeeping to maintenance requests to inroom dining, these efforts are largely invisible to guests, until they aren’t. A dirty room or non-working TV can turn an otherwise pleasant stay into unfavorable rating on social review sites. rGuest Service is a flexible, configurable work management solution that builds upon core Agilysys PMS and POS solutions to provide an innovative level of detailed staff assignment and visibility. Real-time Information: With little to no delay, the system alerts staff and supervisors whenever a task needs their attention. Everything is synchronized. Multiple languages and text-to-speech functions are supported. Flexibility: Mobile and familiar for every user, with little or no learning curve from a smartphone, tablet or laptop. rGuest Service combines the ease of mobility with web-based functionality. Labor Savings: Labor costs are the largest operating expense in any business. Effective scheduling and real-time management of staff resources becomes a critical factor to business success. With advanced technology, hoteliers can ensure

guest room attendants are used most efficiently, and that guest rooms never get overlooked. Complete Solution: Whether for service requests and housekeeping using Agilysys Visual One PMS, or for food service execution using InfoGenesis POS, rGuest Service provides seamless integration and service management without having to move between multiple systems. For consistent execution of service standards, staff can use virtually any mobile device to get instant assignments and report on task progress. Never miss another service assignment and stay ahead of guest satisfaction. A balanced service approach that combines “high touch” with “high tech” keeps even the most discerning guests happy. Optimize the guest experience and drive up revenue when enhancing the guest service experience. For more information, visit agilysys.com.

STAX Progressive Solution AGS • Booth 1253 GS is “obsessed with the game,” and fanatical about anything that A makes the game more thrilling for players. At G2E 2018, AGS will showcase STAX, its groundbreaking new table-game progressive solution. STAX offers five multi-level progressive jackpots, including a large and life-changing top award, any of which can be won with an optional side bet. A Must-Hit pool, which displays the Mystery Must-Hit Progressive Declared Value to players, adds anticipation and excitement as the jackpot grows. The STAX dynamic, double-sided display features light-up bet sensors and a table-style dealer interface for prominent viewing by the player and ease of integration into the casino pit. This uniquely customizable innovation in table-game progressive solutions links up to five progressive pools across the game floor, setting it apart from other table progressives which typically only offer three progressive pools. It also features a reserve concept for each pool, thus enabling built-up reserves to contribute to reseed values. Adding up to five levels enables a single game theme to be both lifechanging and, at the same time, deliver smaller, more frequent jackpot awards to keep players in their seats. The high-level jackpots can reach more than $100,000, while the lower-level pools offer higher-frequency hits on the same table. Since all five pools are progressive pays, player excitement and engagement are higher than under a fixed paytable solution. STAX also offers a significantly unique concept to table-game progressive systems—the ability to incorporate a Mystery Must-Hit pool— driving player excitement and anticipation. Other features include customizable automated tiered contribution rates as meter values increase, thus building up healthy reserves. STAX

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also includes a web-based reporting and configuration platform, enabling detailed data accessibility across a casino enterprise. Because players are required to wager an additional side bet to win the progressive, they will invest more in the game—driving casino revenue. And STAX creates tremendous excitement, generating an “if you don’t play, you can’t win” mentality and building dramatic player anticipation as the jackpots increase and the “Must-Hit” promises potentially large rewards. For more information, visit PlayAGS.com.


AnyBet AINSWORTH GAME TECHNOLOGY • BOOTH 1259

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nyBet from Ainsworth has created buzz at Class II gaming properties around the country. The new Class II linked progressive jackpot has been spotted in Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, Louisiana, Washington and beyond. Soon it will be seen even more, as installations are scheduled in most major Class II markets. AnyBet offers every player on a casino floor the chance to win life-enhancing jackpots. No matter the line count or bet level, anybody can win with AnyBet, thanks to patent-pending bingo card technology from Ainsworth. Additionally, AnyBet jackpots have been configured to hit at a higher frequency than many competitors’ products. The Silver Link version, available for 25- and 30line games, resets at $5,000 and $250. The Gold Link version, available for 40- and 50-line games, resets at $10,000 and $500. “The players have really picked up on it,” says Ainsworth Director of Marketing and Product Management Mike Trask. “AnyBet was a real winner for

everyone involved. The players will like it, definitely the casinos will like it as the revenues are increasing, and the popularity of the game looks good.” The link can be placed on dozens of Ainsworth game titles available on the A600, A560 and A560 SL Noir cabinets—including proven performers like Action Dragons, Rumble Rumble Bison, Dragon’s Heat, China Gold, Rumble Dragon and Rampaging Bull. At minimum bet, players have one chance to win the top AnyBet jackpots. As players bet up, they get more and more chances to win AnyBet prizes. For instance, on a 50-credit minimum game, a player wagering 50 credits would receive one additional bingo card to compete for an AnyBet Jackpot. If that player wagered 100 credits they would get two progressive bingo cards; and at a 500-credit bet, would have 10 chances to win the AnyBet Jackpot. For more information, visit agtslots.com.

Roll to Win Craps ARUZE GAMING • BOOTH 2659 oll to Win Craps is a semi-autonomous craps game where players throw live R dice onto a table-length LED display. Aruze Gaming uses proprietary technology that allows players to visualize all game play on a table surface that mimics the felt feel familiar to traditional players. Operators will be able to choose a traditional look for their playing field, or a variety of eye-catching animations for a more youthful player base. The integration of bill acceptors, ticket printers and player tracking make this product straddle the line between traditional table games and full ETGs, and the table boasts terminals for up to 10 players at a time. The player terminals are equally spaced around the table, recreating the same feeling of camaraderie, player interaction and shared thrills of a regular craps table. All bets are placed electronically on 21.5-inch LCDs, and each bet is immediately reproduced in an animation as the bets show up on the layout. Players will likely be familiar with the betting layout, which follows Aruze’s popular Shoot to Win Craps electronic table game. Additionally, a help menu targeted toward novice craps players will help guide those players new to the game. One live dealer is required to entertain the players, but traditional staffing needs are reduced from three to one, depending on property and regulatory policies. As the shooter throws the dice, the dealer gathers the dice and is responsible for electronically entering the result of the roll on a dealer terminal. When the dealer enters the roll, all information is instantly displayed on all player terminals and on the digital layout, payouts are made, and the history of the game is refreshed and made visible on an LED wall inside the game and on a 46-inch vertical LCD monitor. The electronic betting and layout features allow the dealers to focus on customer service, stickwork and oversight of player actions. Additional benefits

include reduced time between rolls, enhanced game security, and the potential for increasing rolls per hour. Another major benefit of the product is the ability to offer advertising space on the table. An LED wall has been designed along the interior of the table where operators can choose to advertise internal events, promotions, restaurants, shopping, shows and anything else desired. Or, an operator can choose to bring in external advertising, or swap between advertising and game history as desired on the LED wall. Roll to Win Craps is a premium product created to elevate the casino table environment. Its innovative display features and functionality invite core players to experience a visually captivating way to play traditional craps. For more information, visit aruzegaming.com.


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2018 PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTS Duetto Rate Engine DUETTO • BOOTH 4000 he gaming industry pioneered loyalty marketing and reinvestment in T hospitality. But today, consumer expectations have evolved away from the old-school method of engaging and rewarding only gamers and toward

GlobalSuite v2.0 CASINO DATA IMAGING • BOOTH 3659

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asino Data Imaging just released version 2.0 of the user-friendly business intelligence tool GlobalSuite. The changes are an evolution, more than a revolution, and the updates make what was special about GlobalSuite even better. The most noticeable change was the complete overhaul of the 3D models. Gone are the generic upright and slant slot machines. Now, there are more than 50 new slot machine and table models. The new models take the form of the actual machines for sale by the major slot manufacturers. They look like the real machines—IGT’s CrystalCurve Ultra has two beautifully curved screens in an elegant package; the massive Scientific Games TwinStar V75 stands out because of its imposing size and its gently sloping frame. CDI says the new models not only look great, but they require very little graphical power to process. Most modern computers should have no problem rendering the floor, even without a graphics card. The improvements to GlobalSuite continue through the floor visualization. One example is easier access for performance color coding of slot machines and tables. Predefined selections are now stored in templates, so users can quickly cycle from one analysis to the next. UI updates were spread throughout the interface. The ribbon was populated by tiered dropdowns in version 1.0. To make the process more intuitive, version 2.0 removed all the dropdowns and replaced them with a pure ribbon, just like any Microsoft product. The buttons were also reorganized into the primary tasks with floor visualization: “Analysis” for daily tasks and “Layout” to update the map, etc. It’s straightforward and fast. Many more changes were packed into this major update of GlobalSuite. Those updates all fall into two categories: making the product easier to use, such as the addition of templates; and making the software more approachable, with the complete remake of the 3D models. CDI has shown with version 2.0 they understand their customers and how they use the product. Casino Data Imaging’s commitment to frequent updates means the software will continue getting better every year. CDI invites attendees to see their latest GlobalSuite developments at Booth 3659. For more information, visit CasinoDataImaging.com.

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more gratification and a better experience for every potential guest. Hospitality’s only Revenue Strategy Platform enables the kind of personalized loyalty pricing that rewards every customer—gamers and nongamers alike—with a rate that recognizes that guest’s total contribution to the property’s bottom line. Duetto’s flagship application GameChanger leverages open pricing and cutting-edge analytics to generate customized prices, but the power that makes those rates actionable in any casino is the Duetto Rate Engine (DRE). DRE is an integral part of the Revenue Strategy Platform, delivering real-time rates and availability through an open REST API for any rate code or promo code, room type, group block or member ID.

Casino partners using GameChanger to leverage open pricing and offer personalized rates rely on DRE to serve up those rates anywhere customers can book a room direct, especially the online booking engine and the call center. But DRE distributes more than rates and inventory. Users of Duetto’s personalization application PlayMaker can customize merchandising like sort order results, packages and promotions. DRE is the vehicle to deliver these “plays” to a potential guest shopping a casino’s website or ringing its call center. With DRE powering GameChanger and PlayMaker, casinos can run split tests of pricing, promotions and other plays for both known and unknown guests and analyze which plays result in the highest conversion rates and biggest lift in revenue and profit. Duetto also allows third-party providers to integrate directly with the Revenue Strategy Platform using the DRE API, so other tech vendors will be able to call up a casino’s personalized rates, packages and room types. Find Duetto at Booth 4000 to see how DRE powers GameChanger, PlayMaker and the rest of the Revenue Strategy Platform. For more information, visit DuettoCloud.com/Casino.


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Super Slots of Cash-Bull Booster ECLIPSE GAMING • BOOTH 2840

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clipse Gaming is boosting player excitement and the chance to win with Super Slots of Cash-Bull Booster, the newest theme in Eclipse’s highly successful 10X Wild Multiplier series. The new three-reel, one-line game with visually appealing oversized symbols, Super Slots of Cash-Bull Booster adds an innovative twist to game play with the Bull Booster re-spin feature. Bull Booster is unique in that no additional wager is required to initiate the feature, allowing players to supercharge their winnings. The adrenaline-inducing Bull Booster retriggers the third reel, providing the player with a second chance to win or the opportunity to claim a bigger award. The Bull Booster feature respins the third reel following a close call, giving players another attempt to hit a winning payline. In many situations when the Bull Booster initiates, the player has already been awarded a win, but would have won a larger amount if the third reel’s winning symbol aligned with the first two reels. A single, free re-spin is triggered by the Bull Booster and the winnings of that respin will never be less than what the player won before the re-spin. Super Slots of Cash-Bull Booster draws from the same winning strategies as Super Slots of Cash and Mermaid Multipliers—both premier themes in the 10X Wild Multiplier series. All games in the 10X Wild Multiplier franchise combine a casino’s need for an authentic three-reel, one-line game that delivers the rich math and volatility that gamblers want in an easy-to-play game that also appeals to the casual player. Featuring five unique Wild Multipliers that generate rewarding wins up to 10X and the Bull Booster feature, Super Slots of Cash-Bull Booster is available on the Saros cabinet, complete with 1080p HD graphics and dual 27-inch wide-screen displays. Super Slots of Cash-Bull Booster drives anticipation and will have players chasing for the Bull Booster re-spin. To experience how this game and many of Eclipse Gaming’s newest innovations will make a big impression with your customers, stop by Booth 2840 during G2E 2018.

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Renegade 3600 EVERI • BOOTH 1116 enegade 3600 is a new, larger-than-life sign package for Everi’s R Class II and Class III wide-area progressive games and Class III local-area progressive games. The massive display features three 43-inch convex curved monitors, which combine to create a unique visual bonus experience. The sign-based speaker package with licensed music augments the sound capabilities of the individual gaming cabinets to offer sign sound celebrations that are sure to turn heads. The Renegade 3600 also features individually controlled LED lighting around each monitor to provide for exciting big win anticipation and a celebratory light show. Benefits to operators include: • Diamond Blaze and Diamond Blaze 9 Reel available as single-face three pack or double-facing six pack • Three Convex 43-inch monitors with game controlled lighting bezels • Custom theme merchandising package • One-of-a-kind bonus communication between EGM and sign package with queue system for ultimate player experience For more information, visit Booth 1116 at G2E 2018 or visit everi.com.


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BPS M3 Count-Room Solution G+D CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY • BOOTH 4216

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+D Currency Technology recently launched its latest high-speed solution for casino count rooms, BPS M3 (above). This banknote processing system enhances productivity with flexibility. BPS M3 is part of the G+D family of high-speed banknote processing systems. It counts, checks, registers, sorts, stacks and bands at a throughput of up to 76,000 banknotes per hour, making it the ideal solution for mid to large count rooms. A large continuous feeder accepts up to 4,000 banknotes. Flexible output modules can be delivered in any combination of up to five delivery modules. Large Delivery Modules (LDMs) handle 2 x 2,000 banknotes and regular Delivery Modules (DMs) include four smaller stackers with one bander each. Other enhancements include an intuitive 15-inch touchscreen and new, highly accurate and reliable sensors. NotaScan InOne sensors have outstanding lifetime performance and ensure quick, precise and secure processing of large volumes. Fewer operators are required to process cash on the BPS M3, resulting in lower labor costs. The system handles cash as well as TITO tickets. High-quality components with a 10 year-plus operating life combined with service excellence are key reasons why G+D has the largest market share of casinos with 3,000-plus slots. Benefits at a Glance: • Speed: Processes up to 76,000 banknotes per hour • Security: State-of-the-art sensors precisely check value, security features, and fitness for circulation. • High flexibility: Modular structure of feeder and output modules enables upgrades after installation • User-friendly: Ergonomic design includes an intuitive touch-screen interface • Optimum efficiency: Fewer operators are required and the system is guaranteed for many years of reliable operation. Integrates with BPS Connect software and NotaTraccÒ loading automation systems (https://www.gi-de.com/en/ca/currency-technology/solutions/cash-processing-solutions/packaging-automation-systems/) For more information, visit gi-de.com.

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GEAR Solutions GALAXY GAMING INC. • Booth 4018 hrough accelerated content growth, innovative electronics and partner collaboration, the Galaxy Gaming story continues to evolve. With the upcoming launch of GEAR Solutions, Galaxy offers an expanded portfolio of new game titles, progressives and integrated solutions, all with the flexibility to be custom-tailored for any operator large or small. A breadth of portfolio that is unmatched, Galaxy continues to develop and acquire cutting-edge technology, advanced utility products and new content. Galaxy offers a complete pit solution to operators, including the addition of a new baccarat product, poker derivatives, pai gow, and blackjack and craps side bets. By combining an expansive family of progressive models, Galaxy exhibits a multitude of options: high hit and low hit frequency; multidenomination; multi-level; and three-card, five-card and seven-card link options. Offering advanced integrated solutions with smart devices and real-time player control technology, Galaxy is focused on providing the ultimate player experience while maximizing operational efficiencies and profits for the client. Through comprehensive consultation, Galaxy develops and assists in the implementation of games, reporting, procedures and analytics that are unique to each gaming floor. Galaxy takes the time to understand the client’s short- and long-term goals, customizing a suite of tailored solutions. For more information, visit galaxygaming.com.

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2018 PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTS TriStation with Pac-Man GAMBLIT GAMING • BOOTH 4423 n partnership with Bandai Namco Amusement Inc., the developer behind the Iannounced) iconic arcade game Pac-Man, Gamblit Gaming presents Pac-Man (game title to be in a single-player, skill-based experience available on Gamblit’s TriStation game machine. The world’s most beloved video game character gets gamblified as a real-money gaming experience, hitting Las Vegas casino floors at the end of the year. Pac-Man takes the classic arcade game everyone knows and loves, and brings the fun and excitement of wagering in an all-new skill-based experience developed in a co-production effort with Bandai Namco Amusement. Considered to be among the most recognized video game characters of all time, Pac-Man originally launched in 1980 and has become one of the longest-running video game franchises in arcades and virtually every game system ever made. For more information, visit Gamblit at Booth 4423.

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Testing and Emulation Program GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL • BOOTH 4430

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he complexity of today’s modern gaming devices is increasing exponentially, and requires new and even more innovative ways to test for myriad variables without sacrificing productivity, efficiency and accuracy. GLI’s automated Testing and Emulation Program is a unique and propriety automated testing methodology that builds on GLI’s quality, accuracy and speed, provides new layers of testing consistency, and further speeds time to market. This program was developed in-house by a team of engineers who were exclusively assigned to the project. Working closely with suppliers worldwide over the past four years, GLI engineers created its new test automation process that further increases testing quality, and performs even better tests. GLI successfully integrated the new automated testing process on several supplier platforms, with many more in development. Test automation is already proving to be a valuable tool for testing increasingly complex and sophisticated gaming devices more thoroughly, efficiently and accurately. Test automation has a positive impact on project turnaround time and dramatically increases the percentage of game-play coverage and game mechanics that can be tested. Moreover, because it runs 24/7 with little or no human supervision required, efficiencies run beyond the typical business day and span every time zone. Using testing automation, suppliers are able to take full advantage of a 24/7 testing process, and potential development errors are discovered in the safety of the lab, and not on the casino floor. Further, when suppliers use GLI’s testing automation, they have the added revenue potential of being able to sell into the jurisdictions that accept GLI testing results. GLI is the only independent test lab that can take suppliers everywhere, because GLI is the only independent test lab licensed in every jurisdiction that takes ITL results.


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2018 PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTS Multiplayer Challenge

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t G2E 2018, GameCo LLC will be launching its latest product innovation, the A Multiplayer Challenge Mode for the Video Game Gambling Machines (VGM). The revolutionary new multi-player system will allow up to 64 players (eight players at launch) to compete in video-game gambling competitions on the casino floor. Complete with a leaderboard system for tracking results and payouts, the Multiplayer Challenge Mode brings a true esports-style experience to land-based casinos. As an expansion of GameCo’s patented VGM platform, the Multiplayer Challenge Mode expands GameCo’s game library to support both single- and multi-player gaming. Similar to classic arcades and modern console games, VGMs running the Multiplayer Challenge Mode allow players to choose single-player or multi-player gambling, ensuring every gamer enjoys their preferred experience. Everything from action and fighting games to sports, racing and casual games will now be supported in multi-player competition formats. The platform expansion works with existing casino management systems and allows operators to configure important settings such as bet denominations, commission and other administrative features. Launching in Q1 2019, GameCo’s Multiplayer Challenge Mode delivers entirely new styles of gambling, from head-to-head battles to large-scale tournaments while running on existing GameCo VGM hardware. The first game to support the new Multiplayer Challenge Mode will be GameCo’s “Gen 3” version of “Nothin’ but Net 2”—a fast-paced, realistic 3D basketball game. The user experience is streamlined to attract a broad audience; the first player sets the bet amount, all other players ante into the competition, then everyone battles for the highest score. All players have the opportunity to achieve the same outcome, with each player’s skill determining their actual score and standing in the competition and cash winnings. In the case of a tie, those players go into “overtime” in a sudden-death showdown. The winner receives the pot minus the casino rake. Future games supported by GameCo’s Multiplayer Challenge Mode will include SoulCalibur II: Casino Edition (fighting game) from Bandai Namco, Steve Aoki’s Neon Dream (infinite runner), and The Secret Temple (Match-3 game).

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magine a sports book lounge with decor and furnishings that match the excitement and sophistication of a vibrant city. Now, imagine that same sports book lounge where a chair’s style and fashion combine for exceptional comfort. The Metro, Gasser Chair’s beautiful fully upholstered sports book chair, has it all, enhancing a “cool” environment where players may relax, stay connected and enjoy the venue. Comfort is key at Gasser Chair. The Metro delivers that and more, thanks in part to the dual-density ergonomic seat constructed with a soft molded core cushion, topped with an ultraplush foam cap for added luxury. Players will definitely sit back, relax and savor their seating experience. The Metro is built with Gasser Chair’s superior all-hardwood plywood frame construction, Patented Flex-Back Technology and metal legs with mega glide to ease player mobility and maximize comfort. Casinos may also select the optional 360-degree full-rotation swivel base to increase visibility. The Metro also offers several optional enhancements, like its side Tablet Tray that can be configured to the casino sport sbook’s individual needs and specifications—allowing players to easily write their bets, play keno or monitor an event’s statistics, or, provide additional space for beverage cups and plates. Today’s players enjoy a personal comfort zone with a drive to stay connected. With The Metro chair, they always can be. Using the optional built-in power outlet to charge their personal phones and devices for maximum continuous connectivity lets players monitor their fantasy sports statistics and stay connected with their friends. Sports book designers will love the ability to personalize the upholstery with optional accent features and fabrics. For more information, visit gasserchair.com.


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M5 INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY • BOOTH 3659 GT will present a diverse range of gaming solutions within its G2E booth Iof3659, including a portfolio of best-in-class casino systems products. One many standout systems products is IGT’s M5. Building on the success of IGT’s Media Manager, M5 is IGT’s latest version of the proven media display solution. M5 enables operators to leverage a slot machine’s Service Window to showcase bonuses, loyalty programs and promotions, and to give players access to a variety of options such as booking a dining reservation, ordering a drink and more. Currently deployed at multiple casinos throughout the U.S. including Las Vegas-based Station Casinos, M5 enables customers to operate exciting floor-wide promotions such as Station Casino’s Big Time Bonus. Additionally, M5 enables operators to deliver highly personalized player communications and promotions, advertise amenities, and promote property-wide events directly to the player. M5 is one of the only media management solutions that offers a full-screen takeover for an impactful presentation. M5 is compatible with IGT’s full suite of slot bonuses including player favorites such as Carded Lucky Coin and Random Riches. Built with HTML 5, M5 gives operators the flexibility to manage all media and monitors from one house-run program. The flexibility and versatility of the solution can lead to operational efficiencies and cost savings. This technology also enables casino operators to build a casino promotion once, and utilize it across all compatible channels and with a consistent user experience. M5 enhances the player experience, too. Rather than interrupting a play session, it enables players at M5-equipped slot machines to manage conveniences such as making reservations, booking a hotel room, ordering a drink and more on screen, while they continue to enjoy what matters most—the game. For more information, visit IGT.com.

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PixelPro Max S JCM GLOBAL • BOOTH 4039

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s properties of all sizes across the U.S. plan their sports book strategies, the power of innovative digital displays from JCM Global creates a new world of possibilities for the design and creation of the sports book. PixelPro Max S displays are hi-def, lightweight, flexible and energy-efficient, and can be built to essentially any size and shape, allowing casinos to make full use of an existing space for sports book conversion or for custom-built spaces. PixelPro MAX-S displays have HD and UHD frameless LED screens with industry-leading color contrasts allowing spectacular images and video on a curved or flat wall, indoors or outdoors, offering the ultimate in flexibility to unleash creativity in the sports book and anywhere and everywhere across the entire property. Beyond a sports book, PixelPro displays are outstanding solutions for other areas across the enterprise, including arena, casino, convention center, front desk, lounge, monitoring command and control center, shopping/retail, stadium or theater stage, even exterior pylon signs. The picture quality is what truly sets PixelPro displays apart. They have an extra-wide viewing angle of 160 degrees and deliver exceptional picture quality with optimum color uniformity with proprietary RGB wavelengths. They also offer the deepest black levels and phenomenal contrast ratio of over 4,000:1, delivering high fidelity, brilliant colors and excellent grayscale levels. Each display panel is super slim (just 78-81 mm), lightweight (8.65 kg) and quiet. Panels use a patented interlocking panel using “SpeedGo” quick-locking system and have an adjustable magnetic docking module design, resulting in a seamless panel-to-panel and module-to-module connection. Panels are also accessible from the front and the back for easy servicing. For more information, visit jcmglobal.com.


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Synkros: SynkConnect/True Time Windowing

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NANOPTIX • BOOTH 2036

onami Gaming, Inc. is focused on enhancing player convenience, ingame marketing and branded loyalty program touchpoints during this year’s G2E. Its award-winning Synkros casino management system is introducing a number of leading advancements to empower casino operators with the latest systems tools to benefit their business and their customers. SynkConnect is a new “cardless” player tracking convenience set for its G2E debut this fall. This touchless, multi-channel solution empowers casino players with a variety of secure methods to augment or replace a traditional player loyalty card at the EGM, including their personal mobile device, fobs, a room key and more. SynkConnect helps open up more opportunities for players to connect and engage with property loyalty programs by combing Near Field Communication (NFC) through a card reader. For mobile cardless connection, players simply tap a personal smartphone device at the zone of the card reader bezel and the card reader changes color to indicate blue for inactive/uncarded connection, green for successful active connection, or red for misread/failed connection. SynkConnect helps transform how casino players connect and engage with the casino’s loyalty program using the technology conveniences already interlaced through their daily life and the guest experience. With more new ways for players to connect, SynkConnect helps eliminate barriers caused by dependence on traditional loyalty cards and increase “carded” play activity through a number of convenient methods of authentication. This year, Konami’s next-generation True-Time Windowing technology will also be showcased live at G2E with portrait and HD screen compatibility, as well as web services that allow operators to bring any HTML-based site or program to video slot screens for all-new marketing possibilities and player conveniences. A key element of Konami’s Synkros, True-Time Windowing creates a full canvas of possibilities to deploy an array of incentives, bonuses, account functions, notifications, streaming video, marketing promotions, custom branding and more, directly onto the screen of most any video slot without interrupting game play. These new features and more will be showcased at the Konami booth during G2E 2018. For more information, visit konamigaming.com.

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xhibiting at Booth 2036, this year’s G2E looks very promising for Nanoptix and its PayCheck series of products. The company is highlighting new additions this year. As customers all over the world have experienced the benefits of the PayCheck NextGen printer and its avant-garde technological features, the company has expanded the offering with new products, which in turn provides even more possibilities to operations. The TITO printer utilizes a PC-based infrastructure, allowing a lot more connectivity and development on the system side, along with different things that the casinos want to see, like couponing, network downloading and Bluetooth capability for potential player’s club mobile apps. Leveraging the power and uniqueness of the PayCheck NextGen printer, the company created a Linux-based terminal, the PayCheck Terminal/Kiosk, for gaming, lottery and retail applications. It’s the world’s first kiosk terminal powered by a TITO printer. It incorporates a touch screen and a card reader as well as a barcode scanner, enabling it to be used as a desktop unit for cages, as a self-service kiosk for player registration, or for different types of sports betting. The PayCheck terminal’s roll printer comes from the company’s latest offering, the HSVL NextGen. Its printing quality, speed, cuts and life are all unmatched by the competition. A highly compact design is sure to integrate easily within most spaces; its optional presenter will provide additional capability, allowing it to serve many new industry markets. Its anti-jamming capabilities, unlimited connectivity, its variable media width and diameters, Bluetooth-available option and other features ensure it is a revolutionary product option. For more information, visit nanoptix.ca.


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2018 PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTS V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43 NOVOMATIC AMERICAS • BOOTH 1259

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he “Very Important Player” experience in a curved lounge style is available with the next generation of the popular V.I.P. Lounge cabinet—the V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43. The cabinet employs an impressive compact curve in a space-optimized format with big, 4K impact. With one continuous, UHD Curve LCD screen and game-dependent LED backlights, this modern gamer’s cabinet delivers the perfect gaming presentation to players. A 15.6-inch player interface as well as various button panel layouts are also available. This cabinet has had tremendous interest from customers. They see it as the most highly comfortable and visually engaging way for their players to play. Standout new Novomatic content in 4K, like the soon-to-be-released Great American Wilds, is enhanced by the 25mm LED illumination and game-dependent color effects. This impressive format provides bold game play, and incredible feature entertainment. The comfort of the plush V.I.P. Scorpion Chair provides maximum impact in an optimized footprint. With its space-optimized format and its vertical 4K-ready 43-inch curve touch screen, the cabinet will feature a host of new titles for 2018. “The perfect gaming curve view and interactive LED illumination deliver an even more compelling gaming experience,” says Kathleen McLaughlin, vice president of marketing and product management for Novomatic Americas. “The curved screen and viewing angle enhance the suite of premium game content offered on the V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43. It is an absolutely breathtaking cabinet—a true player’s cabinet designed for maximum entertainment in a minimum footprint.” For more information, contact McLaughlin at 702524-4005, or visit novomaticamericas.com.

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OpenBet Sports Book Solution SG DIGITAL • BOOTH 1126 amiliar to Las Vegas natives and visiting sports fans, SG Digital’s inFG2Evenue sports book technology, OpenBet, will feature prominently at 2018. On the heels of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, OpenBet will bring U.S. operators world-class sports betting solutions, creating in-venue sports books that captivate newcomers and seasoned bettors alike. The OpenBet solution, already live with Caesars Atlantic City, offers a comprehensive retail experience under one umbrella. An omni-channel offering, it bridges the gap between retail and mobile, uniting the user experience across all platforms and keeping the casino top-of-mind with players whether they’re on- or off-property. OpenBet encompasses various technologies that power market leaders across the globe. These include: • Easy-to-use Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) terminals that provide bet and cash management tools tailored to the retailer with innovative and appealing interface design and customizable navigational shortcuts; • Self-service betting terminals that allow for enhanced in-play betting; • Intelligent message-based interfaces with dynamic real-time data, broadcasts, or streamed video; • OpenBet Promote, which features highly engaging in-venue displays ranging from mini kiosk displays to digital signage, large video walls, and combinations of standard monitors, streamlining the in-venue viewing experience; • BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, which powers a bettor’s ability to enjoy a seamless digital experience while enabling them to place bets anonymously; • Various payment options, including cash payments, vouchers, and fully online transactions; • Promotional capabilities and loyalty program integration to encourage multiple visits; and, • Planned incentive capabilities enabled by geolocation tools that provide operators with information on where bets have been placed. The expansive OpenBet technology platform empowers casinos to enhance their digital presence and reach players in new, innovative ways. For more information, visit sgdigital.com.


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TwinStar Wave XL

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pintec’s new Karma GEN2 modular electronic table game solution, developed and put to market in 2018, is already receiving splendid feedback. When developing Karma GEN2, Spintec’s research and development team was focusing on establishing maximum player comfort and longer gaming sessions. Karna GEN2 offers enhanced state-of-the-art design for sublime attraction of electronic table games, and new LED technology to intensify the visual effects. A larger screen is also something players will notice. It guarantees even more intuitive playing that supports several languages and displays game rules, statistics and different multimedia content. Features that were in the past well accepted by players and operators were added to Karma GEN2 with a couple of twists. Player comfort is always at the forefront of Spintec’s development, so the company maintained spacious design with lots of leg room, softly padded armrests, a place for drinks and room for belongings. Karma GEN2 is entirely customizable, and can be tailored to the operator’s needs. With its spacious yet compact and modular design, Karma GEN2 brings a multitude of solutions to the palm of the hand—all it takes is adding or removing individual gaming stations. It is compatible with nearly every casino management system and guarantees an excellent stability and continuity of operation. Operators can choose between different games—roulette, sic bo/craps, baccarat or a variation of games and different technologies, available in completely automated, live or virtual. For more information, visit spintec.si.


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ideo King, an industry leader in electronic gaming, has ventured into new territory and trying its “hand” at something new—skill-based, Class II video poker, with a wide-area progressive feature. PokerNanza, Video King’s latest patented game, puts a whole new spin on video poker. It’s a “virtual” jackpot, in terms of gaming—bringing the look and feel of Vegas-style video poker to the Class II casino floor. PokerNanza fills a void in the Class II video poker segment. Generally, Class II video poker has lacked the “skill” element of standard video poker, but with PokerNanza, player skill is a notable asset. In addition to video poker, PokerNanza offers a four-level, wide-area progressive, designed to generate huge progressive jackpots. A significant milestone in Video King’s history, PokerNanza is the company’s first server-based, Class II game offering, already in play at a number of casinos. GLI-approved, PokerNanza is played on the CHAMP-e—Video King’s

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latest mobile gaming device, an Android tablet, powered by the patent-pending CHARGE-e, one of the most innovative types of charging systems in the industry today, using wireless technology with possible applications beyond gaming. Offering more mobility, players are no longer limited to one location to play their favorite game. These wireless tablets give them the freedom to move throughout the casino and continue play. To broaden appeal, there are three different video poker games to choose from—PokerNanza Jacks Or Better, PokerNanza Deuces Wild and PokerNanza Double Double Bonus—all in 25-cent, 50-cent, $1 and $5 denominations. Players can add PokerNanza credits to their gaming devices in one of two ways: a fixed location, point of sale or Video King’s newly designed, standalone kiosk, which allows players to create accounts and add cash to existing ones. PokerNanza is one of a number of novel, new games Video King has to offer, debuting at this year’s Global Gaming Expo. To learn more, visit VideoKingNetwork.com or call 800-635-9912.


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2018 Exhibitor DirectorydirEctory Exhibitor Aurify Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1816

Connective Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5025

911 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit c/o The Tunnel to

Authentic Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1830

Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law . . . . . . . . . . .4303

Towers Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5445

Autofry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6029

CountR GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4200

Abbiati Casino Equipment snc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3423

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1233

Crane Payment Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4025

Access-IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826

Banker's Toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2611

Creator (China) Tech Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2736

Aces Up Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5243

BCM Advanced Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835

CrewSafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6431

ACS PlayOn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2020

Berg Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6233

CSB International Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3913

Action Packed Gaming Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3514

Bestech Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1836

Cummins Allison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4830

Adept Consulting Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2635

Bet Invest Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4618

Cuningham Group Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3506

Adlink Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1423

BetConstruct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4818

Custom America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3020

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3814

Betgenius Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3841

Cyrun Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006

Advansys DOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1223

Betson Imperial Parts & Service Co. . . . . . . . . . . .3033

Dallmeier Electronic GmbH & Co.KG . . . . . . . . . . .5143

Advantech Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3849

Bluberi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3450

Dekra-Lite Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6434

AFH Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4007

BMM Testlabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2230

DFI Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1435

AGA Innovation Lab at G2E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5833

BNP Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5439

Digitain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4823

AGEM-Association of Gaming Equipment

Bravo Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4016

Digital Security Solutions Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3917

Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3700

Brill Hygienic Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2237

DigitalWin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4011

Agilysys Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800

Brunswick Bowling Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4107

DiTRONICS Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3616

AGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1253

Buyers Edge, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5829

DLVPeru S.A.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3219

Aimtron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3410

BYA Group SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1326

DR Gaming Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4405

Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1259

Camlock Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3818

DreamCatcher Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3414

Alberici Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2616

Cammegh Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2026

Duetto Research, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4000

AlfaStreet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2448

Carmanah Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4301

Dynamic Gaming Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2410

Alpha Display Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3526

CashBet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3510

E-Blue Gaming Gear Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5447

Alpha Video & Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2726

Casino Careers LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3512

Eclipse Gaming Systems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2840

Ambra Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2320

Casino City Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5443

eConnect Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3710

American Engineered Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1316

Casino Digital Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5438

Effinet Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1832

American Gaming & Electronics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .2416

Casino Entertainment Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5938

eHotelier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6235

Angel Playing Cards USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023

Casino Essentials LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3839

Elite Casino Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5429

Apacer Memory America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5433

Casino Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3404

Elite Gaming Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3230

APEX pro gaming a.s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3359

Casino Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2050

EML Payments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5023

Apple Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6031

CasinoTech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1226

Engaged Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1623

ARB Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3833

Cawley Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2735

Euro Games Technology (EGT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2452

Architectural Brass Levent Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3909

Century Gaming Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2419

EvenBet Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4825

Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1141

Ceronix Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1635

EverFine Industrial Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2826

AromaTech Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3811

CFB Productions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6038

Everi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1116

Arrow International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4033

Chetu Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3416

Experiture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3626

Aruze Gaming America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2659

Cintas Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1235

EYEQMGM Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823

ASAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3430

CIS Technology Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2336

EYL Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6234

AstroSystems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1220

Codespace Gaming Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3211

FABICash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1820

At Work Uniforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3516

Cole Kepro International LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3036

Fantalooks Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3819

Company Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4008

FBM S.A.R.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2844

360 Auto Display USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3525

Atrient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3602

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Fire Lotto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4826

Gaming Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2623

GTT Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2535

First Data Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3406

Gaming Technology Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2836

Harrah Hotel College University Of Nevada

Fortunet Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3307

GamingArts LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4447

Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3413

Foshan Aojing Trading Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3212

Ganlot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3026

HDS Trading Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6530

Four Winds Interactive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2936

Gary Platt Mfg Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2618

Highlight Games Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1630

Fujitsu Frontech North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3926

Gasser Chair Company Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3016, 3216

HILLEVER Technology Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . .1320

Gable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3809

Genesis Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2223

Hnedak Bobo Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3807

Galaxy Gaming Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4018

Giesecke & Devrient America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4216

Hospitality Wear (Staff Shirts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4113

GAMBEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1850

Global Gaming Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3701

Huai I Electronics Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3023

GamblingCompliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3611

Global Payments Gaming Services . . . . . . . . . . . .4411

Human Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3213

Gamblit Gaming, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4423

Glory Global Solution Int. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4835

Hwasung System Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4004

Game Time International/ Taiwan Slots . . . . . . . .5347

Goldfinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2835

Hytera Commucations America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3817

GameCo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5034

Grand Vision Gaming, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2419

I-5 Design & Manufacture Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3236

Gamesman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1430

Grandview Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2924

iBASE Gaming Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1536

Gaming Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4108

Graphic Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1330

IDScan.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3812

Gaming Laboratories International LLC . . . . . . .4430

Grover Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1626

IGT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3659

Gaming Partners International/GPI . . . . . . . . . . .4433

GT Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2713

Imprint Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6028

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Exhibitor dirEctory INAG Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3207

Maxx the Robot by GigaMAXX Productions . . . .6238

Peripheral Dynamics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2537

Incom Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3418

Meridian Tech d.o.o. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4827

Planet Bingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4208

Incredible Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4047

Merkur Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3353

Playersoft Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1636

Indian Gaming Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3513

Metric Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823

Playtech Software Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5323

Industrias Lorenzo S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3835

MGR Seating Technoligies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1419

Premio Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5248

Infinite Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3426

Micro Gaming Technologies Inc. . . . . . . .1941, 1941A

Prescriptive Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6536

Infinity Massage Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5530

MicroFirst Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4003

Probability Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1318

Infor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2709

Millennial E-Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5020

Provista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6429

Innodisk Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2220

MLP Seating (Seating Concepts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2118

Quixant PLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2040

Innovative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4102

Moniko dooel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1937

Real Time Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3827

Innovative Technology Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3635

Morse Watchmans Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2436

Regulatory Management Counselors P.C. . . . . . .3316

Inside Asian Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5247

MSD Mob. Tas. Dek. Ihr. Ith. San. ve Tic. LTD

Reldom Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2235

Inspired Entertainment Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4130

Sti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3835, 4135

RSM US LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1936

Intelligent Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2816

Multieyes Pty. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1633

Rymax Marketing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623

Interblock USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1239

My Pillow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6329

Samsung Electronics America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3420

International Currency Technologies Corp. . . . .3223

Nanoptix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2036

SBG Skill Based Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2116

Iovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4203

National Food Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6129

SBTech (Global) Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211

Itlatronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4925

National Indian Gaming Commission . . . . . . . . .4005

SCA Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1216

Jackpot Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2216

NEC Corporation of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4009

Scientific Games Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1126

JCJ Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3035

NeoGames S.a.r.l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1616

SenSen Networks Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2236

JCM Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4039

Network Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5435

SFB Logitel Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2918

Joingo LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2613

New Sun Yu Enterprises Co, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3226

Shenzhen Masung Technology Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . .3318

JVL Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032

Next Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1230

SIQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2737

Jyuee Ang Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3025

Nic and Syd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3408

SKECHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1323

Kambi Services Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5320

Nidec-Sankyo America Corporation . . . . . . . . . . .3911

Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2016

Kangwon Land, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2830

Nippon Primex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2612

Slipgrips/Lehigh CustomFit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6027

Kejieda Amusement Equipment

Norwegian Cruise Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3412

SlotFocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018

Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2435

Novomatic Gaming Industries GmbH . . . . . . . . .1259

Slot-Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2824

Key Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5529

NRT Technology Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4046

SM Global Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2213

Keypr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2711

OdorStop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4206

SmartSoft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3610

Konami Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1154

OnCourse Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3813

SoCal Safe Company/MIMO LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1930

Kortek Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2630

Optima Information Services S.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2818

Softec Digital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5026

Kronos Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1826

Optimove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3120

SoftQuo Holding Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4418

Kuo Kau Paper Products Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3225

Oracle MICROS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2035

Soundtube Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209

KYTronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3916

Ortiz Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4449

SOUTH Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5430

Le Duff America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6531

Oser Communications Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5434

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4014

Lil' Orbits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6433

Overlay Gaming/Poker Atlas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3235

Spintec d.o.o. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2046

Lite-On Technology Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3323

Paokai Electronics Enterprise Co, Ltd. . . . . . . . . .3123

Sportradar AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023

LYTEPOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6333

PATIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3835

Steelman Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5229

M3 Technology Solutions LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5148

Patriot Gaming & Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2820

Steelman Partners/Competition Interactive . . .5229

Masque Publishing/Spanish 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5838

PaymentLOCK, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5538

Stylgame SRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2430

Mastercraft Floor Covering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2626

PDS Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1436

Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6229

Matsui America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4109

Peak PTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3816

Sugar Foods Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6226

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Super Micro Computer Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2716

Traffic Generation Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1433

Wells-Gardner Technologies, Inc. A

SuzoHapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4233

TransAct Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423

Subsidiary of HT Precision Technol . . . . . . . . . . . .3830

Synergy Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2811

Twisted Booking/Chubby Checker . . . . . . . . . . . .6236

Wilkin Marketing Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2636

Sysco Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5820

TYC Tong Yu Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3224

William Roam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3310

System Data Developing Tech. Corporation . . . .5234

Ultraviolet Devices Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4002

Win Technologies Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2848

Table Trac Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1336

United Food Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6326

Witek System Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3425

Taiwan Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers

United States Playing Card Company . . . . . . . . . .3613

Xiamen Cashino Electronic Technology Co.,

Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2826+

Unity Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1736

Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3210

Tangam Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1735

University Of Nevada Reno Gaming

x-Key Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1325

Tatung Company of America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823

Management Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3517

Yellofin, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2712

TC Millwork Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2410

Vector Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2030

Yogonet.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5246

TCSJohnHuxley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4439

Veridocs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3336

ZelloWork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3518

TekVisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4204

Video King Gaming Systems (VKGS) LLC . . . . . . .3030

Zenya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6425

The Bright Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3311

VideoPoker.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5249

Zitro, SÃ rl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2440

The Goldcube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4105

VizExplorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3630

Zuum Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3435

Touch Dynamic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3907

VSR Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1619

Zytronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1335

Tovis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1424


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2018 G2E SPORTS BETTING Tuesday OctOber 9

The Sports Angle G2E’s first-ever Sports Betting Symposium is packed with experts, cutting-edge topics

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verything changed for the gaming industry last May when the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), allowing sports betting in any state that approved it. It was one of the most clear-cut and impactful decisions by the high court that has ever affected the gaming business, and its ramifications are just beginning to be felt. That’s why Global Gaming Expo 2018 (G2E) has developed its first Sports Betting Symposium, taking place in Las Vegas October 8-11. The Sports Betting Symposium will provide gaming professionals with the tools they will need to consider business operations that best capitalize on the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning 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. “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 operators solutions to build a thriving legal market in the United States,” says Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs for the American Gaming Association. In addition to the symposium, the exhibit hall at G2E has more than doubled the number of sports betting exhibitors since the 2017 event, and continues to add more daily. The following is the complete agenda for the Symposium.

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10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

SCOTUS Decision: What the Ruling Actually Said and What It Means: Speakers include Sidley Austin LLP Supreme Court and appellate law expert Jonathan Cohn (r.), who previously served as U.S. deputy assistant attorney general and clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Clarence Thomas, along with the AGA’s Sara Slane.

How States and Tribes Are Preparing for Legal Sports Betting: Speakers include Matthew Morgan, director of gaming affairs for the Chickasaw Nation, who also previously served two terms as the gaming commissioner, and David Rebuck (above), director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, who has led the state into a leadership position in iGaming, and plans to do the same with sports betting. The session will be moderated by AGA Vice President of State Affairs Mandy Hagan.

Wednesday OctOber 10 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Business of Sports Betting: Following the morning keynote, Scott Van Pelt, anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter, will moderate a session that includes diverse viewpoints on the business of sports betting from panelists Kenny Gersh (above), executive vice president of gaming and new business ventures for Major League Baseball; Stephen Master, managing director of Americas, Nielsen Sports, and commercial director of Nielsen Esports; and AGA’s Slane.

Finding the Right Partner—An Interactive Exhibit Hall Tour: Exhibit participants will have an opportunity to experience an exclusive tour of the expo hall and meet relevant partners that will demonstrate their gaming technologies. The guided tour will be led by Coloring Up Limited Director Alen Lang, along with AGA Senior Director of State Policy Will Green and Senior Member Services Director Jonathan Michaels.

Thursday OctOber 11 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

How Sports Betting Works in a Regulated Market: Learn from the sports betting experiences of mature, regulated markets across the globe. Speakers include Khalid Ali, secretary general of ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity Association); A.G. Burnett (above), partner at McDonald Carano and former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board; and Chris Grove, gambling industry analyst and managing director at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. Jennifer Roberts, associate director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation and adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will moderate this session.

U.S. Sports Betting— Lessons Learned from Early Adopters: Speakers include Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US (r.); Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech; and Charles Cohen, vice president of mobile, PlaySpot and North America sports betting at IGT. The moderator will be AGA’s Green.


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2018 GAMING & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Top in Tech The winners of the industry’s most prestigious product awards, the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards, will be announced at G2E.

GGB Gaming & Technology Awards 2017 The winners of the 17th Annual GGB Gaming and Technology Awards presented at G2E 2017 were: Best Consumer Service Technology

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he GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the casino industry’s most prestigious awards for technology, products and services that enhance the gaming experience. The honors are designed to recognize and encourage innovation and technology in the rapidly changing gaming industry. Winners of the 2018 G&T Awards will be announced at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) and published in the November 2018 issue of Global Gaming Business magazine. Individual presentations will be made in the winners’ booths at G2E on October 10. Roger Gros, publisher of GGB, explains why the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the top award recognition of the industry’s technology initiatives. “The Gaming & Technology Awards have long been recognized as the gold standard for technology companies in the gaming industry,” he says. “And by presenting the awards at G2E, the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are able to convey ‘Best of Show’ winners at G2E. And since G2E is the most prestigious show in the gaming industry, the presentation of these awards at G2E elevates the winners and all nominees to the top level of gaming suppliers.” In the past, winners of the GGB Gaming & Technology Awards have gone on to revolutionize the casino industry, set high standards on the slot floor, and set benchmarks for quality casino games. And this year, a fifth category has been added: Best Interactive Product. With the spread of gaming online and in social gaming, this product can be anything a player accesses via computer, mobile phone or electronic device. It can be a social game or casino, an app that interacts with customers, an innovation in online gaming, or other ways to stay in touch with players. “There are so many new products that transcend the casino floor, it became mandatory that we recognize this innovative area of the gaming industry,” says Gros. Judges for the awards this year are: Claudia Winkler, president, GH Consulting; Rob Russell, gaming analyst, Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.; Frank Neborsky, general manager, Downs Racetrack & Casino; Gerhard Burda, president and CEO, ESCAPES Advisory Services; Skyelar Perkins, senior director of corporate slot operations, Choctaw Casinos; and Cliff Paige, slot director, South Point Casino Hotel.

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Silver Medal: JCM Global for FUZION Gold Medal: JACK Entertainment for GT Connect

Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology Left:

Gold Medal: Scientific Games for iVIEW 4 Silver Medal: The Rainmaker Group for grouprev

Best Slot Product

Gold Medal: Konami Gaming Inc. for Beat Square

Silver Medal: AGS for Orion

Best Table Game Product or Innovation Left:

Gold Medal: Gamblit Gaming for Gamblit Poker LIVE Silver Medal: TCSJohnHuxley for Qorex Gameball


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The Stars Come Out at G2E Platinum recording artists the Righteous Brothers and casino nightlife icon Victor Drai will be honored at the sixth annual Casino Entertainment Awards

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ock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Righteous Brothers will be presented with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award at the sixth annual Casino Entertainment Awards (CEA) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Vinyl showroom at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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asino nightlife icon Victor Drai, owner and operator of Drai’s Enterprises, also will be honored with a Casino Entertainment Legend Award. Sponsored by the Global Gaming Expo, the Casino Entertainment Awards are the official awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. The Legend Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.

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n 1964, the Righteous Brothers duo of Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley became the first rock ‘n’ roll act to perform on the Las Vegas Strip, performing three shows a night in the lounge at the Sands Hotel. Their distinctive blue-eyed soul hits “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “Unchained Melody” were No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, plus received Grammy nominations. “Unchained Melody” earned million-seller Platinum status. The Righteous Brothers toured extensively and performed up to 12 weeks a year in Las Vegas until the untimely death of Hatfield in 2003. Medley revived the duo in 2016 at Harrah’s Las Vegas with singer Bucky Heard. They continue to perform there. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” has become the most-played song in the history of American radio and television, according to music rights organization BMI.

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ictor Drai is known as the father of the casino afterhours scene. Creator and founder of Las Vegas megaclubs Tryst and XS, Drai is the visionary owner of Drai’s Nightclub, Beach Club, and After Hours at The Cromwell. In 1997, he opened the original Drai’s After Hours, a highend restaurant and pulsating nightclub underneath the street level of the Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino. Drai’s was one of the first clubs to charge premium prices not only for cocktails and bottle service, but also for bottled water. An inductee into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, Drai is also a former movie producer known for The Woman in Red, The Man With One Red Shoe and the Weekend at Bernie’s films. Casino Entertainment Awards also will be presented to artists, executives and venues in nine categories of casino entertainment, including a new category this year for Casino Production Show of the Year. Complimentary tickets will be distributed to G2E attendees on a firstcome, first-serve basis (subject to availability) on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Casino Entertainment Awards booth (5938) on the G2E expo floor at Sand Expo. CEA finalist nominees, selected from more than 1,000 online nominations, include:


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Casino Entertainer of the Year Paul Anka Chubby Checker Donny & Marie Osmond Casino Comedian of the Year Bill Engvall Piff the Magic Dragon Sebastian Maniscalco Casino Musical Artist of the Year Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo The Commodores John Fogerty Casino Production Show of the Year Legends in Concert Magic Mike Live Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year Robyn Smith Levi, Boyd Gaming Christian Printup, Seneca Niagara Casino Monica Reeves, Station Casinos

Casino Showroom/Theater Piff the Magic Dragon of the Year Beau Rivage Theatre, Beau Rivage Resort Independent Casino Talent Buyer Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Rocksino of the Year Northfield Park Steve Gietka, SMG Entertainment Xcite Center, Parx Casino Lori Otelsberg, Signature Entertainment Scott Thomas, Buzz Entertainment Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year Battery Park, Hard Rock Sioux City Event Center, Choctaw Casino Durant Sandbar Stage, Red Rock Resort

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Casino Booking Agent of the Year Abby Wells Baas, William Morris Endeavor (WME) NoĂŤl Largess, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) Seth Shomes, United Talent Agency (UTA)

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2018 G2E GLOBAL GAMING WOMEN

Head Over Heels Some of the most accomplished women in gaming will be honored at GGW’s annual fundraiser at G2E at the Patricia Becker Pay It Forward Awards | BY PATRICK ROBERTS

in gaming, has often also been in the position aming industry legend of trailblazer, going where women had not yet Patricia Becker started been in the industry, including serving as the the annual Kick Up first woman on the Nevada Gaming Control Your Heels Global Board. “I found it rather lonely as a female exGaming Women fundraiser nearly ecutive in gaming,” she says, “and I wanted to 10 years ago as an event that procreate an event where women around the invided women throughout the dustry could get together, network and meet gaming industry with educational other women, while also raising money for edPatty Becker scholarships. ucation scholarships so that women could adThis year marks the event’s vance their careers.” ninth anniversary, and it will take place on WednesThat idea grew into the first Kick Up Your Heels day, October 10 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Tickets will be event. “I called up all the women I knew in gaming available at GlobalGamingWomen.org and sponsorand invited them to this new event, and the price of ships are also available. admission was the price of the last pair of shoes you Becker, who has held numerous high-profile titles bought,” Becker says. The admission fee was inten-

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tionally flexible so that women at all strata of the industry could attend. Because it was a fun event based on the price of a pair of shoes, the name Kick Up Your Heels fit, well, like a great pair of shoes. “My parents owned a small shoe store in Las Vegas years ago, and it was the only place in town where people could go to buy kids’ shoes, so the idea of a shoe-based theme was near and dear to my heart as we created this event,” says Becker. No sooner had the curtain gone up on the first fundraiser than both attendees and organizers realized there was a need and a demand for an organization to help serve gaming women’s needs. Soon the AGA was forming a steering committee and Global Gaming Women was born. Today, the Kick Up Your Heels fundraiser is a major event on the calendar, drawing hundreds of attendees and big-name sponsors. At its core, it remains a fun, nurturing place for women to network, see old friends, and make new ones, laying a groundwork for women to move forward and advance their personal and professional careers.

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This year’s honorees

Ann Hoff, President and COO, Excalibur, Las Vegas: Hoff has been on the board for GGW since it became a separate charitable organization in 2015 and a member of the Executive Committee the past two years. She has chaired the nominating committee in 2017 and 2018, drafting guidelines for nominees to the GGW board. Additionally, she has generously given her time to act as a dine-around host for the W Development Class.

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Erica Kosemund, Senior Director of Marketing, Choctaw Nation, Durant, Oklahoma: Kosemund has been a member of the Events Committee, the G2E 2017 planning committee, and chaired the 2018 NIGA GGW Program. In addition, she has been an active participant on the KUYH committee and is a 2016 graduate of the W Development Class.

Lauralyn McCarthy, Vice President, New Markets, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., Las Vegas: McCarthy hosted the W Development Class at her home for dinner in 2016 and 2017, and will do so again in 2018. She co-chairs the Education Committee and worked diligently to develop the Business of Business class. McCarthy has hosted dine-arounds for the Western Leadership Classes and joined the GGW board in 2017. Additionally, she is a co-chair of the Great Women of Gaming Committee and co-chaired the Power of the Purse event.

Meaghan Ryan, Vice President of Talent and Team Member Relations, Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood, Florida: Ryan is a 2015 graduate of the W Development Class. She was a member of the Southern Regional Educational Committee in 2016 and 2017 and took a leadership role on that committee. In 2018 she became a co-chair for the Education Committee, where she directs the Southern and Eastern regional committees.

or the past two years, Kick Up Your Heels has also been a place to honor the “Patricia Becker Pay It Forward Award” recipients, a group of women selected by the GGW Board for their dedication and service to the organization and to women in gaming. Each honoree receives a bracelet made of quartz stones, symbolizing power, energy, and clarity. A 14-karat stiletto shoe charm characterizes the recipient’s commitment and strength in leading the way. Many of GGW’s programs focus on mentorship, and Becker expands on that idea: “At GGW, mentoring combines with networking and education to give women additional skills and visibility. Women need to have advocates as much as mentors, so that as promotions and opportunities become available, you have someone in the room to say your name, someone who will say, ‘She’s ready to be considered for training or a promotion or for the next level.’ At GGW, we are giving women forums in a supportive and non-threating environment, so they can move forward.”


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AGILYSYS Innovative Hospitality Technologies B

eing able to deliver a first-class guest experience means streamlining business operations and relying on resort technologies to help get the job done. Fortunately, gaming hospitality professionals can address the entire guest life cycle— from pre-arrival to post-departure—using Agilysys’ innovative hospitality technologies. Patrons can use their preferred electronic payment method with Agilysys rGuest Pay, featuring EMV with pay-at-table. With the flexibility of Apple Pay, Android Pay and other mobile wallets, rGuest Pay for pay-at-table is proven to increase efficiency in restaurants by minimizing the number of trips a server takes between the guest and POS station. This leading point-to-point encrypted payment technology is now available for pay-at-table. Further digitize the payment experience with the added flexibility of allowing guests to pay with their own smart device. Downloading the rGuest PayNGO app, guests easily add, store and manage multiple payment methods in a convenient digital wallet for payments that integrate with InfoGenesis POS, CRMs and loyalty programs. For casino resorts and hotels that want to grow the bottom line without adding significant cost, Agilysys LMS can help drive as much as a 25 percent increase in revenue with upsells at mobile check-in. Combined with room-ready text messaging, the ease of mobile check-out, 24/7 uptime and the efficiency of mobile housekeeping, it’s no surprise why LMS is an award-winning PMS. Agilysys InfoGenesis Flex is the award-winning mobile point-of-sale tech-

AGS Obsessed with the Game A

GS is obsessed with the game, offering a large library of slot and table games and platforms for tribal and commercial casinos. The fast-growing public company, now listed on the New York Stock Exchange, also offers online gaming solutions for players and operators to power the player experience at the casino, on the go and at home. Engaging Cabinets, Entertaining Content

AGS offers commercial and tribal gaming customers a broad range of slot hardware and game content to appeal to nearly every player. AGS games are designed to entertain, and its cabinets are rigorous enough to withstand a fast-paced, nonstop gaming environment without compromising the aesthetic appeal that helps deliver a thrilling player experience. The AGS cabinet family features the Big Red jumbo-sized platforms, the cutting-edge ICON dual-screen upright, the Orion Portrait and the recently launched Orion Slant, both notable for their dramatic U-shaped “starwall” gamesynchronized lighting, sophisticated design and unparalleled reliability, quality and maintenance ease. The AGS game library delivers all the features and game mechanics players love, including multi-level progressives, free games, multipliers, wilds and pick 62

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nology featuring the same full-featured functionality found in InfoGenesis POS, but on a hand-held tablet. Ideal for any F&B, retail outlet or pop-up venue, this POS enables servers to cater to guests regardless of their location throughout the property. Whether on casino floors, poolside, at the beverage cart, conference centers or spa treatment rooms, InfoGenesis Flex’s unique offline capabilities perform uninterrupted, including in service areas with inconsistent Wi-Fi. These resilient hand-held tablets are ideal for servers on the go, with the ability to withstand drops, splashes and shocks. A longer-than-usual battery life brings all-day performance so servers can focus on increasing revenue opportunities throughout their shifts. With property management, online booking, activity scheduling, business analytics, point-of-sale, self-service kiosks, reservations and table management, inventory and procurement, workforce management and document management solutions, properties around the world leverage Agilysys technologies to support every area of their hospitality business. For more indormation, visit Agilysys.com or stop by Booth 3800 at G2E.

features—augmented by engaging animations and attract sequences that provide a celebratory experience. In addition to high-performing game libraries for all cabinets, AGS offers the Xtreme Jackpots multi-level linked progressive system to connect games across the ICON and Orion platforms, driving player engagement with large jackpot awards. Proprietary Table Games and Solutions

With more than 2,700 table products installed worldwide, AGS’ obsession with the game goes way beyond the slot floor. For those seeking premium poker titles, blackjack side bets or baccarat variations, AGS has new games and proven titles for any gaming floor. AGS augments its fast-growing table-game library with solutions to drive efficiency and excitement in the casino pit, like its progressive secondary bonusing virtual wheel Bonus Spin, the award-winning STAX multi-level progressive and the DEX S single-deck card shuffler. Social Real-Money Experiences

Since the launch of AGS’ Social White Label Casino last year, numerous partners have harnessed the power of this turnkey solution to extend their brand, increase engagement, accelerate visits, boost revenue and entertain with proven, player-favorite land-based game content. Now, with the acquisition of Gameiom, AGS also offers high-performing real-money game content through its robust remote gaming server. For more information, visit AGS at G2E Booth 1253 or at playags.com.


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ARISTOCRAT It’s All About What’s Inside F

or customers of Aristocrat and VGT, it’s all about what’s inside—what’s inside the game, the cabinet, the system and the company itself—that makes all the difference. At G2E 2018, Aristocrat and VGT will highlight that what’s inside the heart of the organization is its sharp customer-centricity, the people and the innovations they create as a result of that focus. Aristocrat and VGT will demonstrate a deep and continuing commitment to core products that are popular with players and operators, including innovations that give robust support to each of its cabinets, along with further extensions of legendary, proprietary titles including Buffalo, Gold Stacks, Wonder 4 and Sun & Moon. Aristocrat also will show a new spin on innovative play including Metamorphic Wheels, Hold & Spin Multiplay and persistent wilds. Top products will include Wonder 4 Spinning Fortunes in the Helix Tower, Mighty Cash-Double Up, Ultimate Wheel Blast with its industry-first “metamorphic” wheels, Really Wicked Winnings and Sun & Moon Gold. Announced last year, the new Westworld slot game bursts onto the scene in the flame55 cabinet, with a unique play experience that allows players to experience two separate base games simultaneously or an integration of the two games. The flame55 also will be home to two top pop-culture brands that will be revealed at the show.

ATRIENT Creating ‘Customers For Life’ A

trient offers custom-developed software solutions, and also has a suite of applications developed exclusively for gaming operators. Atrient’s gaming practice has a specialized team that understands the unique needs of the ever-changing industry. In addition to its suite of applications, Atrient also can leverage its industry expertise to develop custom software applications to meet customers’ needs. Software products include kiosk promotions, enrollment kiosks, mobile applications, virtual drawings, comp ticket request automation, table game and slot tournament management, state compliance reporting, security and surveillance, social media promotions and more. One of Atrient’s core values is its “customers for life” philosophy. Customer service and support is Atrient’s top priority. Atrient prides itself by measuring its success through its customers’ success. Atrient’s client base ranges from some of the world’s largest casino operators to some of the smallest, making its products a must-have for all casinos, regardless of size. Whether an operator has 30 EGMs or more than 5,000, 64

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North America’s most popular game, Buffalo, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and an all-new Buffalo Diamond 10th Anniversary Edition will be revealed at G2E. The Edge X and Edge XL will demonstrate how the future of large-form cabinets will be shaped, and the RELM XL 3 and 5 reel stepper will showcase new to-be-revealed pop-culture titles along with new Liberty Link titles. The legendary and groundbreaking Lightning Link slot game is the inspiration for the all-new Dollar Storm, with a first-ofits-kind, multi-level progressive action game that combines with a $100,000 multi-site progressive jackpot. VGT will showcase a mix of classic content pulled from the Aristocrat library of player-favorite titles and content created specifically for Class II operators. Oasis 360 system solutions will be highlighting a multitude of products focused on developing a deeper connection while supporting operators to be more competitive, efficient and innovative. Come inside Aristocrat’s booth at G2E and discover that it’s all about what’s inside.

PowerKiosk helps Atrient’s partners cultivate loyalty and reliably invest in their players. Current clients include MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, San Manuel Casino, Desert Diamond, Jack Entertainment, Gila River Casino, Treasure Bay Casino, Casino Del Sol, Angel of the Winds Casino, Seven Feathers Casino and many more. Since entering the market, Atrient has continued to distance itself from competitors, challenging the status quo and driving innovation. This paradigm of constant self reflection and improvement is why Atrient has become the leading provider of promotional kiosks in the gaming industry, while maintaining a 99.5 percent client retention rate. As a contemporary software organization, Atrient refuses to be defined by the traditional hardware and programmatic barriers that have limited the value a marketing platform should provide casino operators. In addition to promotional kiosks and mobile applications, Atrient is most excited to debut at G2E its latest technology for its enrollment kiosks— certain to be a game-changer in the validation process of card printing. Find out more at Booth 3602 at G2E.


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ARUZE GAMING Where Legends Are Made A

ruze Gaming has set the mark in revolutionizing traditional gaming products. Aruze’s electronic table games will be the centerpiece of the booth with Lucky Roulette, Super Big Wheel, Omni Table, RFID technology, a unique live ETG product and Roll to Win Craps. Roll to Win Craps is a hybrid dealer-assisted ETG that combines the excitement and attributes of live table play with the operational efficiencies of modern technologies. It’s where tradition and technology merge, as a dealer calls and directs the game play, while up to 10 players can place their bets electronically, shoot the dice across a standard-sized craps table made of LED panels, and enjoy the spectacular animations designed to inform and entertain. A true benefit to casino operators will be reducing the staffing involved in operating the craps table. By removing all physical chips, only one employee is required to run the table game, thereby reducing staffing needs from three to one, depending on property and regulatory policies. Another feature of Roll to Win Craps set to spark the imaginations of both casino operators and marketers is an embedded LED advertisement wall. On the interior side of the craps table wall, a section is dedicated to streaming advertisements that can be used for casino property promotions or focused on external advertising partnerships. A year has passed since the first public viewing of Roll to Win Craps, but it is evident that it has evolved into a “must play” experience. On the slot side, the unrivaled design of the Muso Triple-27 cabinet will be scattered throughout Aruze’s booth. Ensuring that their newest cabinet will stand out from the crowd, Aruze designed Muso Triple-27 with an LED backlighting that gives a 360-degree presence on the casino floor. When the cabinets are connected, a sequential lighting feature occurs on the back panel to provide an exciting way to attract players. Having launched the first and only slot machine equipped with wireless charging functionality, Aruze is showing its commitment to innovation. At G2E, some 25 titles will be displayed on the Muso Triple-27, showcasing the depth of product available. In addition to the Muso Triple-27, many new products will be displayed on the existing Cube-X line of cabinets. Everyone visiting Booth 2659 will see why Aruze is “where legends are made.”

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CINTAS CORPORATION Ready for the Workday C

intas Corporation has been getting casinos all across North America ready for more than 80 years. Cintas’ suite of gaming solutions helps bring casino brands to life and enhances the guest experience by ensuring all of the image, safety and cleanliness details are addressed. From the casino floor to the back door, Cintas’ specialized services can save casinos time and money with the simplicity of a consolidated service partner. As a leader in the uniform industry for nearly 50 years, the tenure among the Cintas design team is unmatched, with 115-plus years of image-apparel experience. Located in the heart of Las Vegas, Cintas’ gaming design studio focuses on designing unique apparel programs that complement any casino brand vision or brand message through high-end, highly functional uniforms. While comfort, functionality and durability remain important aspects of any uniform program, many clients are placing additional emphasis on retail-inspired, on-trend apparel offering the latest innovations. This has positioned Cintas as a design powerhouse with a team of award-winning designers. It takes much more than uniforms to get a casino “Ready for the Workday.” Cintas’ specialized suite of services helps improve guest satisfaction and ensure a clean, safe and impressive indoor and outdoor environment for any casino. Cintas gets the operator’s employees and facility ready through a robust service including branded floor mats, tile and carpet deep cleaning, A/C unit cleaning, and safety programs such as first aid cabinets, training, AEDs and even consolidated fire protection services. For more information, visit Cintas.com/gaming or call 702435-1262.


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CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATIONS The Gold Standard for Payment Systems C

PI is the industry’s leading expert in payment systems and cash management solutions. From note and coin devices to cashless systems and emerging payment technologies, CPI products are trusted to process more than 4 billion transactions every week. Especially in casino gaming, CPI’s SC Advance note acceptor sets the gold standard for performance, reliability and total cost of ownership. SC Advance is part of the winning SC product line, of which more than 2 million units have been sold worldwide. It features the industry’s best first-pass acceptance rate for valid street-grade notes—including notes that are damp, dirty, crinkled or torn. Its robust recognition system is built to effectively read the high-tech security features that currently are, and soon will be introduced, on new banknotes around the

world. And, its expansive memory accommodates new banknote introductions as well as new security algorithms that will protect operators against emerging criminal threats. SC Advance also is accompanied by a growing suite of modular extensions—including Easitrax, the industry’s smartest cash box system now installed in more than 200,000 games worldwide. Easitrax links the slot floor to the back room to maximize operational efficiencies. The data it collects from SC note acceptors can be used to streamline the drop process, facilitate asset evaluations and conduct preventative maintenance programs so more money makes it to customers’ bottom lines. For more information, visit Booth 4025 at G2E or visit CranePI.com.

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DUETTO Enabling Revenue Strategy for Casinos

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he gaming industry’s rapid change is only accelerating, as licenses spread to more markets and new guests are drawn to casinos by legalized sports betting, esports or bold-faced names in entertainment and dining. Duetto’s growing suite of cloud-based revenue strategy solutions helps casinos address this complexity by incorporating sources of dynamic data and predictive analytics into properties’ pricing structures, reinvestment decisions and direct marketing campaigns. Casinos, both commercial and tribal, will find themselves left behind if their technology and strategies can’t keep up with today’s gaming consumer. To maximize the earning potential of their properties, they can’t just fill the house with comped guests and track the revenue coming off only the gaming floor. For example, a whole new segment of visitors might stay on property for the first time and not even step foot on the gaming floor. But if one of those guests is willing to spend $1,000 across your restaurants, spa and retail outlets, he or she deserves some level of reinvestment. The casino’s revenue managers can work with player development, operations and digital marketing—all from a unified source of data—to make these decisions collaboratively, doing right by all guests, whether they gamble or not. This casino revenue strategy is fundamental to Duetto’s flagship open pricing application, GameChanger. The company’s portfolio of cloud solutions goes beyond pricing, however, to include its intelligent reporting application, ScoreBoard. Duetto’s app for optimizing group and non-contracted business, BlockBuster, is available for casinos, as is PlayMaker, the solution bringing true personalization to the booking process for the gaming industry. Finally, Duetto’s Find My Rate app makes the front desk and call center far more efficient by enabling them to search for player information with the push of a button and immediately receive the optimal room rate—for the guest and for the casino’s profitability. Casinos can leverage Duetto’s solutions to forecast demand for each of their segments and yield group and transient rooms at the right price with the right comp criteria and reinvestment rates. Visit Duetto at Booth 4000 during G2E to find out more and to get a live demonstration of all the company’s applications. For more information, visit DuettoCloud.com/casino.

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EVERI Powering the Casino Floor F

rom game content that creates trailblazing player experiences to financial technology solutions that bring security, utility and efficiency to the gaming floor, Everi was built to be a transformative force. This force will be on display at G2E 2018 with a strong array of more than 130 games and innovative cabinets as well as a broad portfolio of comprehensive financial technology solutions. Games Everi extended the content portfolio on one of its most popular hardware solutions, the Empire MPX (E43) cabinet, with a number of iconic and fiercely popular licensed themes which the company will debut. The E43 cabinet now has more than 15 game themes available for both lease and sale, providing operators with a wide variety of content for their players. Everi leveraged the proven technology of its Empire MPX cabinet and introduced the Empire 5527 platform earlier this year. The cabinet’s portrait-oriented 55-inch upper display and a landscape-oriented 27-inch lower display deliver an incredible gaming experience. Everi’s core library on the Empire 5527 also has expanded and will be on display. A sign package innovation that attracted crowds at last year’s G2E was Everi’s Renegade 3600. This larger-than-life sign package features three 43inch convex curved monitors which combine to create a unique visual bonus experience. The sign-based speaker package with licensed music augments the sound capabilities of the individual gaming cabinets to offer unique sign sound celebrations. Attendees will see the newest additions to Everi’s cabinet lineup and banked products that will feature a number of wildly popular new licensed themes and original content. Financial Technology Solutions Everi’s financial technology products and services are designed to enhance the player’s experience while at the same time improving operating efficiency and reducing costs. The company will showcase its newest full-service kiosk, the CXC 5.0, which offers enhanced security features; the VersatileXchange, a versatile, cost-efficient kiosk; and Jackpot Xpress, an easyto-use software platform that enables floor staff to securely and efficiently process and pay jackpots. Everi also will highlight its mobile cash access solutions including CashClub Wallet and CashClub Concierge. Attendees will have the opportunity to use these products in a reallife environment via interactive digital experience sessions. For more information, stop by Everi at Booth 1116 at G2E or visit everi.com.


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GAMING ARTS Bingo Leader to Slot Innovator G

aming Arts is the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology—and now, in reinventing the casino floor. Since its founding in 2009, Gaming Arts has focused on developing innovative products to meet the everchanging demands of operators while enhancing the player experience. Few companies can match the innovation at Gaming Arts and the breadth and scope of its research and development. At Gaming Arts, the team considers itself “compulsively creative” in all that it does. Since its founding, the company has grown over tenfold. To keep up with rapid market demand for our products, in the last year alone the company has doubled the size of its technology and innovation campus and increased the number of employees by 60 percent. Gaming Arts’ primary technology and innovation campus is headquartered in Las Vegas, with satellite locations in Colorado and Nebraska. The company is recognized as the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology, and is now expanding that leadership and creativity to the slot sector. Gaming Arts has hundreds of operator partners and is licensed in approximately 80 jurisdictions. The company is the creator and underwriter of over 100 proprietary bingo and keno games with jackpots and grand prizes of $5,000 to over $1 million played in hundreds of locations in the United States, Asia and South Africa, including SuperGames, Bingo Millions and Keno Millions games. Its industry-standard Optima Game Management System is installed at over 125 locations in the United States, Asia and South Africa. In addition, Gaming Arts is the developer of the world’s first-ofits-kind SuperBingo and Ultimate Bingo electronic gaming machines and the developer of the first-of-its-kind computerized casino-wide promotional system, SuperPROMO. The company has intensive product development efforts on a multitude of innovative video reel slot games and progressives, and patented and patent-pending skill-based gaming, comp verification, slot systems technologies and more. Gaming Arts is looking forward to the G2E debut of its innovative video reel slot lineup with games like the Pop’n Pays series and the Da Fa Ba series, and the team is excited to bring those games to casinos in the near future. For more information, visit gamingarts.com.

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FABICash Award-Winning Cash Access Platform F

ABICash is the award-winning leader in providing the most reliable cash access and Title 31 AML Compliance services to its casino partners. Services include ATM, kiosk, credit/debit cash advance and check cashing. On the kiosk front, FABICash is Glory’s No. 1 partner, and together they have made enhancements to the Glory kiosk functionality. The kiosks can perform both ATM and e-check transactions. FABICash, the proprietary gaming platform, features customized cage application and reporting. FABI in-house software engineers have developed a system that works flawlessly with simplicity in mind. The FABITrack Title 31 and AML Compliance reporting application is tailored for the gaming industry. It ties into both FABICash and FABISport, tracking player activity in the casino and online. With its ease of use, cuttingedge technology and gold-standard support, FABITrack is the most sought-after and recommended Title 31 compliance and AML data analytics program in the industry. FABISport is a casino’s online sports betting solution. FABI is proud to partner with Secure Trading, the No. 1

GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL Local Focus, Global Perspective M

ore than 475 jurisdictions around the world trust the 1,100-plus professionals of Gaming Laboratories International to provide world-class independent testing, certification and assessment services 24/7. With 23 labs strategically located on six continents, GLI offers an unparalleled combination of local focus with a unique global perspective. GLI’s widely accepted gaming technical standards—including the recently released GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems—continue to be the world standard for the global gaming industry. Additionally, GLI holds U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and 17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI’s experts have years of experience testing and certifying every type of electronic gaming equipment and technology, including:

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online gateway in the world, to jointly develop FABISport, which features a MasterCard-branded prepaid card for players to fund both their casino play and online sports betting wallet(s). In addition to being the No. 1 cash access provider, FABICash has given back more than $1 million to its casino partners’ educational trust fund or the charities of their choice. Anthony Rabito, president of FABICash, says he feels an obligation to give back to the communities he does business in. As a result, FABICash has helped educate hundreds of young people throughout the country and has supported numerous charitable causes. “Our goal has always been to provide the most reliable cash access platform in the gaming industry and put more money back on the gaming floor,” Rabito says. “We are proud to be voted the No. 1 cash access provider, which includes exceptional customer service.” Meet the team at G2E Booth 1820 for a demonstration of FABICash products and services.

• Amusement with Prizes (AWP) • Bingo – Charitable/Class II/Class III • Bingo/Keno • Bonusing • Casino Management Systems • Electronic Bingo Systems • iGaming • Lottery Gaming • Mobile/Wireless Gaming • Networked (Server-based) Gaming • Parimutuel • Peripherals • Slot Devices and Systems • VLTs GLI also offers a comprehensive suite of customized cybersecurity solutions through Bulletproof, a GLI company. GLI University is a respected global gaming industry resource for constant learning and constant change. GLI University hosts the worldrenowned Regulators Roundtables and produces critical, in-depth seminars and events designed to keep attendees on the leading edge of information, technology and knowledge. Please visit Booth 4430 at G2E to find out how GLI helps businesses succeed.


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HBG DESIGN Designing Experience T

he 120 architects and interior designers of HBG Design create award-winning design experiences for clients across the entertainment and hospitality industry. The firm consistently is ranked a national Top 10 hospitality and entertainment design firm, and was named a Top 35 “Interior Design Hospitality Design Giant” by Interior Design magazine. HBG Design has office locations in Memphis, Tennessee and San Diego, California. HBG Design’s diverse projects are inspired by a passion for designing memorable, transformative experiences for firm clients and their guests. Within a focused specialty in gaming and entertainment design, hotel design and resort destinations, the firm has designed more than 20,000 resort and hotel rooms and more than 21 million square feet of hotel, gaming/entertainment, food and beverage, conference/meeting space, events space and retail space in the last two decades alone. HBG Design’s award-winning projects span the country, with diverse clients representing 40 Native American nations, and commercial hospitality and gaming corporations that include Elvis Presley Enterprises, Caesars Entertainment, Hard Rock International and Starwood Hotels. HBG Design announced multiple project openings in 2018. Recently completed projects include the latest brand expansion of Four Winds Casino into South Bend, Indiana, a continuation of the contemporary cultural brand signature that Four Winds is known for at its three Michigan properties in New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac—all featuring designs by HBG Design. 2018 also marks the openings of three hotel and casino expansion and renovation projects for Ho-Chunk Gaming in Black River Falls, Wittenberg and Wis-

consin Dells, Wisconsin. The HBG Design team used complementary elements inspired by tribal culture and regional nature themes to visually unite the three properties under the Ho-Chunk Gaming brand umbrella. The recent opening of the stunning casino, F&B and hotel expansion at Choctaw Grant Casino Resort adds a new refined resort atmosphere to this popular southeast Oklahoma mid-market casino. With numerous large-scale projects in the works, including the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Resort outside Phoenix, Arizona, the expansion of Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California and the expansion of Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, California, the firm is looking forward to announcing future openings soon. Learn more at hbg.design or stop by Booth 3807 at G2E.

INTERNATIONAL GAMETECHNOLOGY End-to-End Gaming Solutions A

s a leading end-to-end gaming solutions provider, International Game Technology focuses on its customers and their players at the core of the company’s development and delivery strategies. With more than 12,000 employees serving gaming and lottery operators in more than 100 countries, IGT delivers gaming entertainment that excites players and ignites growth. At G2E, IGT will feature hundreds of innovations that reflect the company’s strength across a full spectrum of product categories, including the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market. IGT’s storied Wheel of Fortune slots continue to anchor the company’s premium portfolio. A focal point within IGT’s G2E booth will represent the evolution of the Wheel of Fortune slots family with Wheel of Fortune 4D More Money. The exciting game combines gesture recognition, mid-air haptic and TRUE 3D technologies to generate a multi-sensory gaming experience. Wheel of Fortune slots will be complemented by a range of other exciting premium game themes such as American Gods, Blake Shelton and Ghostbusters 4D. IGT also will continue the success of its robust multi-level progressive library with new games for the Fort Knox, Golden Goddess and Fortune Gong product families. IGT continues to gain momentum in introducing Proven Performer games

to its core video portfolio. Games earn the Proven Performer distinction by excelling in the company’s external testing processes and by achieving performance metrics significantly above floor averages. As the leader in mechanical reel slots, IGT continues to focus on this essential casino experience. Standout hardware such as the S3000, S3000 XL and CrystalDual + Stepper cabinets house new and heritage IGT game themes and add modern twists to classic casino play. At G2E, IGT will showcase mechanical reel titles across core, premium and Class II including the must-see games Megabucks XL, Pinball Gold and Nuttin’ to It. With the recent expansion of the U.S. sports betting market, IGT is uniquely positioned to capture the opportunities of today and the future. With its sports betting platform deployed in Nevada, New Jersey and Mississippi, and with a strategic business agreement with FanDuel Group, IGT is actively gaining momentum in this exciting space. As a longtime casino systems leader, IGT will showcase its latest advancements within its systems portfolio such as M5, Cardless Connect and Resort Wallet. As a total solutions provider, IGT’s video poker games, electronic table games and video lottery terminals all represent integral pieces of the company’s portfolio and will also be showcased at G2E. For more information, visit IGT.com. 2018 G2E PREVIEW

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INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES Pushing Innovation to the Edge

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ncredible Technologies heads into G2E 2018 with three consecutive years of record year-over-year growth in the gaming market. The company remains committed to the innovation and originality it has become known for with a show tagline echoing its product development mantra: “Pushing Innovation to the Edge.” Debut products and game titles build upon the foundation IT has established in recent years, creating original gaming content players enjoy, displayed on hardware designed with the operator in mind. As IT’s catalog of proven content expands, so too does its slot floor footprint. IT is now licensed in 29 U.S. states with current expansion into Canada. The company recently installed its award-winning products in Ontario with plans under way to expand to additional provinces throughout 2018 and 2019. Following a successful nationwide rollout of its award-winning core cabinet, Infinity V55, IT plans to prove once again at G2E why it is a market leader in innovation by debuting the Infinity V55 Edge. IT changed the product merchandising game in the industry by creating the patented Simple Sign Display Kit for its core Infinity U23 cabinet, and now the company is extending its retail marketing vision into the future with the Infinity Edge. Infinity Edge is IT’s answer to operator complaints regarding expensive plexiglass wedges with complicated printed inserts and outdated in-house marketing signage. Infinity Edge is a brilliant 4K LCD video wedge that displays visually stunning motion graphics and custom casino-branded content built specifically for placement with the industry’s performance-leading Infinity V55 cabinet. The Infinity Edge will be on display at G2E in numerous unique modular configurations that will fit every operator’s needs. IT also will showcase the expanding catalog of V55 game titles, all offering proven performance and available for sale at G2E. The company’s first premium multi-game product, Incredistars Money, will be on display featuring the Infinity Edge. Three all-star titles from the company’s signature Money collection of games—Crazy Money II, Money Rain and Money Roll—come together in a brand new, vertically stacked, multi-game experience. Incredistars Money utilizes the entire 55-inch monitor to display three games at once and capitalizes on the 4K resolution to display bonus events like never before. Visit Booth 4047 to see Infinity Edge in person and discover how IT continues to “Push Innovation to the Edge.” 72

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s the gaming industry turns increased attention to sports betting, JCM Global is ready to support operators with a wide range of products that will help them create the perfect sports book setting and deepen connections with customers. At G2E 2018, JCM Global plans to bring the sports book prospect to fruition and demonstrate various ways for today’s operators to optimize this unique opportunity. It begins by connecting to JCMedia and its new world of possibilities. From PixelPro displays that can be built to essentially any size and shape, to the entirely immersive visual fidelity of 4K Ultra HD and beyond, JCMedia has the display and content solutions needed to deliver patrons the ultimate sports book experience. For example, JCMedia’s PixelPro Max displays have HD and UHD frameless LED screens with industry-leading color contrasts to allow spectacular images and video on a curved or flat wall, indoors and outdoors. The result is the ultimate in flexibility to unleash creativity in the sports book and anywhere and everywhere across the entire property. Keeping transactions secure and convenient is the heart of every casino, and JCM has a line of award-winning solutions. Leading the way is the iVIZION bill validator. Field-proven worldwide with more than 250,000 units shipped to date, its CIS technology scans the entire note or ticket, reading more than 9.5 million data points on every note—more than twice that of the nearest competitor. iVIZION’s partner is the GEN5 thermal printer. With its faster CPU and faster print speed, it has the flexibility to print TITO and promotional tickets, plus various wager tickets and templated promo coupons. When paired with iVIZION and GEN5, JCM’s cutting-edge FUZION technology creates the possibility for each slot machine to become a multi-line profit center with the current potential to vend and redeem race and sports betting and lottery tickets, facilitate daily fantasy sports wagering (the casino’s own or a third party’s), conduct cross-enterprise promotional couponing for carded and uncarded players, enable real-time currency exchange with pre-set or real-time exchange rates, and streamline tax forms processes by printing system-generated tax forms, delivering required documentation to the customer while the back-end system stores the signature forms and data to be delivered to the IRS. Visit JCM at G2E 2018 and discover why operators worldwide trust their customer connections to JCM.


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KONAMI GAMING INC. Infinite Innovation, Limitless Potential K

onami’s commitment to lasting creative entertainment will be showcased through significant games and systems releases at G2E 2018. For a company that was born from amusement and arcade entertainment, it’s no casual colloquialism that creative player engagement is at the center of Konami games and systems technology. Considering breakthrough releases from Titan 360 to True-Time Tournaments and Star Watch to Beat Square, Konami has continuously worked to deliver new innovations to market with an emphasis on meaningful player engagement. This year during G2E, Konami is focusing these unique gaming experiences that invite players to “Play On.” With a leading lineup of 4K cabinets, popular progressive features, proven bonus mechanics, cardless player loyalty solutions and more, Konami’s G2E 2018 display is a must-see source for new advancement in gaming industry technology. The company’s 13,000-plus-square-foot booth is set to feature a broad variety of top-quality game content for each cabinet in the Concerto Collection. The new 65-inch 4K Concerto Opus will debut a unique linked progressive called Treasure Ball, which rewards players with mystery jackpot prize balls in greater numbers and sizes as they increase their bet. Agent: Magnifying Jackpots and Inspector: Sign of the Jackpots continue the success of Konami’s Strike Zone mechanic on the curved Concerto Crescent and Concerto Stack cabinets with scaling multi-denom stand-alone jackpots. Other leading jackpot progressives, including Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle, Matsuri Kojiki Moon, Sparkling Roses Color Bloom, the Golden Blocks series and Jackpot Streams Evolution, also will span the floor with leading mechanics to reach and reward players. “Konami’s latest game theme developments are at the highest level of depth and quality, and built with a focus on driving greater value for players and operators,” says Steve Walther, senior director, marketing & product management. “We’ve invested strong talent, research and strategic thought into these titles, and look forward to introducing them to the industry for the first time during G2E this fall.” Konami’s Synkros casino management system will connect the booth with leading tools, features and technology to power diverse casino enterprise sectors and sizes. This year’s G2E event marks the debut of Konami’s SynkConnect cardless player loyalty solution. SynkConnect empowers casino players with a variety of secure touchless methods to authenticate their player account at the game, including a mobile device, room key, fob and traditional player’s card. It gives players more ways to connect and engage with the casino’s loyalty program without requiring a traditional plastic player’s card. This and many other tools and features will be available for guests to explore firsthand within a live, comprehensive demo environment. For more information, stop by Booth 1154 at G2E or visit gaming.konami.com. 74

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eadquartered outside of Chicago and founded in 2012, Novomatic Americas LLC continues to bring dynamic gaming products to the North American market in 2018. Leveraging the global design, market research and customer performance data of its Austrian parent company, Novomatic Americas has spent the past five years creating market-specific gaming products for the North American and Caribbean jurisdictions. Novomatic Americas products range from slot machines for Class III and VLT/VGT markets to lottery solutions, electronic table games, management systems, tournament systems, play-for-fun online/mobile games, social games and ancillary services. Since being founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Novomatic Group of Companies continues its explosive growth with 30,000 employees worldwide and subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Novomatic exports high-tech gaming products to more than 2,100 locations in 75 countries and operates more than 270,000 gaming machines globally. G2E will showcase Novomatic’s three stunning new cabinets—Panthera, Panthera Curve and the V.I.P. Lounge Curve—as well as a strong variety of entertaining licensed content, core content and new progressive jackpot product lines. Following the continued success of the first licensed game, From Dusk Till Dawn, premium, licensed content will again be center-stage at G2E 2018, featuring the iconic hit TV show MacGyver. The combination of From Dusk Till Dawn and MacGyver provides visitors an explosive licensed content combination. Also featured at G2E will be the Panthera and Panthera Curve. The distinctive Panthera, with two 27-inch LCD screens, is a straightforward design, with an interactive 15.6-inch TouchDeck and subtle LED effects that provide a superior player experience and ultimate performance. The Panthera Curve will be the striking standard as power and performance will keep players engaged and on the edge of their seats. The imposing Curve 1.43 UHD screen and high design visibility of this 4K-ready platform hits the mark for a sophisticated and fun player presentation. The V.I.P. focus continues with the V.I.P. Lounge Curve, the compact curve that is the modern gamer’s choice. The perfect gaming curve view and interactive LED illumination deliver an even more compelling gaming experience. The 4K-ready curved screen and viewing angle enhance the suite of premium game content offered on the V.I.P. Lounge Curve. Other G2E showcase products include the Enchanted Fortunes Linked Jackpot. This linked progressive jackpot system connects two or more slots to create wildly rewarding jackpot experiences with four win levels: Mini, Minor, Major and Grand. Novomatic Americas also will feature the Jackpot Edition deluxe progressive jackpot experience, which brings a new level of progressive excitement. For more information, stop by Booth 1259 or visit novomaticamericas.com.


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RYMAX MARKETING SERVICES Engage and Empower Players S

eeking new ways to engage and empower players? Meet Rymax Marketing Services, the No. 1 supplier of player loyalty solutions. Rymax’s world-class programs make every player feel like a winner, through an unmatched portfolio of 15,000 premium merchandise rewards. Offering more brands, more products and more inspiration than any other loyalty marketing provider, Rymax’s programs are custom-designed to motivate players at every level and of every generation. Rymax’s Strategic Interactive Themed Events excite players through hands-on, exclusive reward experiences that drive ROI and increase repeat play. Each product at these events is hand-picked, to accurately target and reward players. As the exclusive provider of nearly 100 aspirational brands, such as Michael Kors, Skullcandy, Thule and Viking, Rymax has access to the latest and greatest models and inventory, as well as best-in-class pricing. Rymax also has the ability to create specialized product bundles that strengthen the perceived value and functionality of the merchandise. In addition, Rymax provides a seasoned staff at every event, each equipped with extensive product and brand expertise, to help provide a

SCIENTIFIC GAMES Setting New Standards for Gaming Technology and Entertainment

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s a global leader in gaming entertainment, Scientific Games creates the world’s best gaming, technology and entertainment experiences that delight players and grow customers’ businesses. With leading positions in gaming, lottery, digital, sports betting and social, Scientific Games offers the industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge sports betting platforms and professional services designed to reach players wherever they are, whenever they want to play and in any channel they choose: retail, casino or digital. Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. An industry visionary, Scientific Games raises the bar for gaming entertainment and technology through proven brands including Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master and WMS. The company provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of games and game platforms for every casino and every player, utilizing engaging play mechanics and proven math to give players an interactive entertainment experience. Scientific Games is uniquely qualified to help its customers win with iGaming, iLottery and sports betting. With the acquisition of NYX Gaming Group, it is the fastest-growing B2B real-money digital gaming and sports betting provider.

seamless experience for guests. Plus, its revolutionary, proprietary checkout system reduces transaction times so players can quickly return to the casino floor. Rymax’s fulfillment arm, Brainstorm Logistics, houses and ships reward products from its distribution centers. Inventory is monitored by the minute, enabling Rymax’s nationwide network of warehouses to provide quick and efficient order fulfillment based on each consumer’s geographic location. Rymax’s fully owned and operated U.S.-based call center provides customers with real-time status updates and ensures all customers receive stellar service from the moment they place an order until it arrives at their doorstep. As the industry’s only one-stop shop, Rymax designs, implements and manages all program elements under one roof—including event integration, fulfillment and delivery. Rymax brings the most in-demand products, customized technology solutions and world-class services to the gaming marketplace. Stop by Rymax Booth 3623 to see trending merchandise from today’s top brands, like Amazon, UGG and Dyson, and learn more about how Rymax’s customized, comprehensive solutions deliver better brands, better rewards and better results than any other player loyalty provider. For more information, visit rymaxinc.com.

Scientific Games’ product offering includes OpenBet, a global-leading sports betting platform; the Open Gaming System, empowering customers with an expansive game library; the Open Platform System, which provides enhanced player tracking and connectivity; a massive library of proprietary and licensed game content; and SG Universe, an online solution for land-based casinos. Leveraging the combined power of nine world-class game studios, the world’s premiere sports book platform and unparalleled technology expertise, SG Digital offers customers a robust suite of proven products and unprecedented levels of customer service. Importantly, the world’s lotteries trust Scientific Games, as it blends art with science to innovate the best experiences for lottery customers, retailers and players. Consumer insights from the company’s data scientists, continuous creativity from its game content studios, integrated gaming systems technology and unsurpassed security help drive customers’ long-term growth and increase returns to beneficiaries. Scientific Games is engaging today’s players with entertaining games, developing solutions with the retailer in mind and aligning with each lottery’s unique business plans and regulations. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Scientific Games is a global leader in gaming technology and entertainment with 9,500 employees worldwide, serving customers from more than 150 manufacturing, printing and commercial facilities in more than 28 countries over six continents. For more information, visit scientificgames.com. 2018 G2E PREVIEW

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ysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, health-care and educational facilities, lodging establishments, casinos and other customers that prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries. With more than 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 ending July 1, 2017, Sysco generated sales of more than $55 billion. Sysco Products Fresh food and fresh ideas are at the heart of food and service. Sysco delivers exceptional produce, custom cuts of meat, high-quality seafood and imported foods offering global flavors. The company’s network of specialty suppliers pairs well with its culinary and business expertise. Sysco’s unparalleled selection of innovative ingredients and cutting-edge products connects businesses to the industry-leading distribution network, keeping them stocked with the freshest products, trends and ideas. Cutting Edge Solutions G2E will showcase Sysco’s Cutting Edge Solutions platform, which offers customers a variety of innovative products and solutions to help differentiate and grow their businesses in the constantly evolving industry. Cutting Edge Solutions uses extensive research and deep industry knowledge to deliver distinctive and relevant concepts to consumers. From plant-based offerings to sustainably raised proteins, Cutting Edge Solutions helps operators add more natural ingredients free of artificial additives. For more information, visit Booth 5820, Hall D at G2E or contact perez.karla@corp.sysco.com.

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n today’s ever-shifting landscape, casino operators are searching for new ways to stay competitive, drive foot traffic and keep patrons engaged once they’re through the doors. As new generations of players emerge and preferences change, the opportunities for new entertainment experiences are bountiful. Many have worried that the younger generations of patrons have limited interest in traditional, passive casino games, but instead are seeking out more actively engaging and entertaining gambling experiences. Transitional players (contemporary baby boomers), as well as younger generations, are inherently techsavvy and grew up playing video and arcade-style games in which success depends on skill, not chance. In order for them to invest their time and money on a casino floor, the gaming and entertainment experiences have to be fun, unique and rewarding. To address these opportunities and increase the diversity and progression in casino play, Synergy Blue is uniting arcadestyle video game design with proven casino floor expertise. The company provides casino operators with a variety of arcadestyle, skill-based games, certified and backed by industry-leading patents. The company’s Hybrid Arcade Wager-Based Gaming solution blends regulatory-compliant, skill-based, Class II and III gambling with the uninterrupted entertainment of arcade-style play. These unique entertainment offerings are designed to offer a burgeoning demographic an appealing gambling alternative, and to bring them to the casino floor now and continually into the future. Founded in 2013, Synergy Blue has a background in the gaming industry combined with years of experience on the casino floor. The company is based in Palm Desert, California, and has had games and software applications placed in six different countries (and counting). Last year at G2E, Synergy Blue debuted its HAWG platform along with three skill-based games to accompany it. This year at G2E, attendees can expect to see a plethora of additional, exclusive titles from Synergy Blue, as well as announcements on expansion and placements. For more information, stop by Booth 2811 at G2E 2018 or visit synergyblue.us.


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ableTrac’s mission is to design, build, sell and maintain the most innovative total-solution casino management system. TableTrac Inc. was founded in 1995 in Nevada, and today is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Its total casino management system, CasinoTrac, automates operations, guest rewards and loyalty club, marketing analysis, guest service, promotions administration/management, vault/cage management and audit/accounting.

VIZEXPLORER Golden Record Delivers Total Customer Value

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Today’s gaming markets are highly competitive, so having the edge is critical to success. CasinoTrac streamlines casino gaming operations with the most affordable, secure and scalable casino management system on the market today. Future system upgrades are included at no additional cost. The CasinoTrac management system currently is in use by 82 operators in more than 120 casinos across 11 countries worldwide. Customers who have switched to the CasinoTrac system agree it’s easy to use. They appreciate the simplicity of training personnel in marketing, auditing, slots and other departments. This in turn leads to a key benefit—time savings. In addition, CasinoTrac customers note its reliability is second to none. CasinoTrac operates in a highly stable Linux server platform. Users interact using web service interface standards, ensuring a familiar user interface and experience that also shortens training time. When it comes to casino marketing, CasinoTrac Reflexive Rewards offers flexibility with a high degree of automation. Reflexive Rewards takes it further by automatically selecting appropriate offers for each guest based on ADT, segmented total theoretical wins, total visits, visit frequency and geographical distances traveled. Reinvestment rules are enforced while the system internally performs all the calculations making cycle times for offer re-evaluation every hour, 24/7. For more information about CasinoTrac, stop by Booth 1336 at G2E or visit tabletrac.com.

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nder new management, this year VizExplorer continued its industry leadership by developing innovative technologies and introducing new capabilities that help operators optimize their casino businesses. Over the years, the company’s solutions have made it easier to reorganize the gaming floor, identify new slot strategies, develop player reinvestment strategies and manage complex marketing campaigns. Every platform upgrade or new product feature introduced by VizExplorer is intended to expand the ecosystem and help operators run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. At G2E 2018, VizExplorer will showcase the Golden Record for Casinos. Designed to help operators combine multiple disparate data sources (on-premise, in the cloud, owned, third-party, etc.), VizExplorer’s Golden Record employs advanced machine learning algorithms to intelligently and effectively match data to a unique customer identity and deliver an accurate and unified profile for every player. Matched data is culled from numerous touchpoints in the casino and beyond, giving a comprehensive picture of each player’s total value based on his or her activity across the property. For the first time, data from hotel, golf, spa, retail, entertainment, F&B, etc. can be matched to casino betting activity to broaden the profile of the typical player and include his or her total worth. The Golden Record effectively delivers a new database that casino marketers can use to deliver custom marketing offers targeted to specific audience segments most likely to redeem them. Designed to be flexible and scalable, VizExplorer’s Golden Record architecture will allow additional data sources to be integrated over time as the business evolves. In addition, the Golden Record database is constantly refreshed, matching every new customer interaction in real time to the contact record, thereby enhancing the profile with all relevant behaviors and activity that inform the types of offers received. Visit vizexplorer.com/G2E2018 to request a product demonstration of the VizExplorer Golden Record solution, or any other VizExplorer products. Stop by Booth 3630 and discover the difference VizExplorer can make.


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niformed employees often are grateful if their To make it happen, the Cintas design team conwork gear is comfortable and offers a reasonducts on-site research to find out just what the rankable fit. Cintas has always believed in deliverand-file are looking for. “We talk not only to the ing more. corporate and executive levels but to people on the As the leader in workplace apparel in North floor,” Corderos says. “We confer with them and see America, the company is known for smart, profeswhat they do day to day. We look at their environsional styling that’s right at home on the runway— ment, including the lighting and colors that surround literally. The Cintas Ultra-Lounge Fashion Show, them. We find that if the employees are happy, manalways a highlight of G2E, will showcase the latest agement is happy, too.” lines created just for gaming staff, from the front Most casino staff, she says, want “a retail-inspired desk to the casino floor to the look, but with a little something back of the house and then extra—the ‘wow’ factor that gives some. them visibility and distinction in For lead designer Joanna terms of color or texture, but doesCorderos, a great uniform presn’t look gaudy.” ents a crisp, professional image As to fabrics, she adds with a that reflects a property’s brand, laugh, the “exfoliating polyesters of looks as good at the end of a the ’60s and ’70s” are long gone, shift as at the start, and is bereplaced by blends that have been coming to workers of many specially engineered for durability ages and sizes. and comfort. “It’s easy-wear, easy“There aren’t many sizecare,” she says. “Throw it in the zero models in the workplace— washer and the dryer, and it comes that’s not the average Jane and out looking polished.” Joe, and that’s something we Cintas has earned high marks understand,” says Cordero. “In from many quarters of the fashion a sense, a uniform is like a industry, winning Apparel Magabridesmaid’s dress—it’s one zine’s Top Innovator Award in —Joanna Corderos, look that has to work for every2016, the Image Apparel Institute’s Lead Designer, Cintas one.” Best of the Best Award in 2017 and

“We look at their environment, including the lighting and colors that surround them. We find that if the employees are happy, management is happy, too.”

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the IAI’s Image of the Year Award in 2018, among many others. Its apparel program for Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York, won special plaudits with “details that surprised yet delighted” and “colors that are consistent with the casino’s branding and marketing guidelines,” according to the IAI. “Our goal in working with Cintas was to develop an apparel program that reflects our property’s timeless beauty,” says Danelle Healey of Saratoga’s Human Resources department. “Cintas did a fantastic job creating a design that incorporates contemporary elegance and our new branding message.” It’s all in a day’s work for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company, which outfits more than 5 million workers for the job each day. With 400 facilities across North America including a design studio in Henderson, Nevada, Cintas offers custom designs as well as a ready-towear line including long-lasting maintenance uniforms, sleekly attractive dealer ensembles and sizzling hostess confections. “We are constantly creating new concepts and products based on what our clients ask for,” says Corderos. “We know if your employees look good, they feel good. And if they feel good, they perform well. It’s the ultimate win-win.”

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Youth Be Served Emerging Leaders of Gaming identifies the leaders of tomorrow | BY PATRICK ROBERTS

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merging Leaders of Gaming (ELG) was formed by The Innovation Group in 2012 as a means of giving young professionals a home for collaboration and shared experience, and an extra advantage in the already-competitive gaming industry. The program relies on grassroots action by its participants to foster dialogue on industry trends, innovation and governance though the lens of a new generation of professionals. The Innovation Group’s collaboration with Global Gaming Business and its already-established “40 Under 40” program brought together two of the most dynamic programs recognizing new leadership in the gaming industry. Countless gaming operators and suppliers over the past five years have helped broaden the program’s reach and impact. The ELG vision has been organic and led by The Innovation Group’s own young professionals with their counterparts in operations, marketing, development, Native American enterprises and the most recently added segment, data analytics. The goals remain simple: • Expand interaction among younger leaders in the gaming industry • Foster productive professional relationships between emerging leaders • Channel content to feed the forums in which leaders interact • Provide networking opportunities at industry events and conferences • Recognize the notable contributions of emerging leaders

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he gaming industry consistently produces strong innovators who display impressive work ethic amid ongoing challenges and show a commitment to the growth and health of their industry. The Emerging Leaders of Gaming “40 Under 40” program was created to identify and celebrate these gaming industry professionals under age 40 who are on the path to making prominent impacts on the industry. These individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by a colleague for recognition. Nominations for the 2019 Emerging Leaders program will open in May. Nominees selected for the ELG “40 Under 40” will be: • profiled in Global Gaming Business magazine; • celebrated at the annual ELG extravaganza at G2E; and, • eligible to author an article for the ELG newsletter produced by The Innovation Group. Join us as we honor this year’s “40 Under 40:”

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The Leadership (R)Evolution As industries go, the modern gaming industry is still young. Its first generation of leadership is just now looking back at over three decades of experience—half a professional generation—and seeing those they have mentored begin to thrive. Gaming’s early leaders had the difficult task of building legitimacy, maintaining responsibility and promoting advancement in design, breadth of offering, and marketing strategies. These feats were accomplished by executives within legacy companies where leaders like Terry Lanni, Phil Satre, Steve Wynn and Stanley Ho led the way. There were also great leaders among Las Vegas family “locals” brands like Station Casinos, Horseshoe Casinos, Boyd Gaming and Coast Casinos, and in the gaming equipment companies and their counterparts, as well as in the testing labs which reinforced innovation and accountability. A secondary wave of leadership emerged during the regional market expansion of the 1990s and early 2000s, when over a dozen regional gaming companies arrived on the scene along with parimutuel operators and hundreds of Native American enterprises. Gaming in the U.S. and Canada was now led by many executives from outside of the traditional casino industry. They came from high-ranking jobs in marketing, real estate and entertainment. Today’s emerging leaders are bringing their own generational nuance to the industry in a big way. Defining the relationship between players and technology, places and cyberspaces, and the utility of data and information are on their minds at every turn. Social responsibility is no longer a route to acceptance but a best practice. And forging communication between the generations of leaders is truly a work in progress.

The Future of the Emerging Leaders Program Capturing the essence of gaming’s first generational shift in leaders in today’s world is what ELG is all about. As the industry’s first generation of leaders increasingly turns to emerging leaders for strategic guidance and insights, a platform for thoughtful and targeted professional development is even more important than it was when the ELG program began. ELG remains committed to providing such a platform. The ELG program is designed to foster further progress in the areas most important for today’s leaders and their protégés: innovation and disruption, next-generation customers, operational efficiencies, development, recruitment and corporate social responsibility. With a firm foundation upon which to build, the Emerging Leaders program hopes to continue its work to create opportunities for our industry’s next generation of leaders to connect, engage and educate themselves about trends and successes in these areas. Goals include engaging new voices from inside and outside of the industry, identifying and advancing trends before they emerge, and creating new opportunities for the broader gaming industry to support and hear from this important class of individuals. For more information, visit the innovationgroup.com.


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Profile for Global Gaming Business

G2E Preview 2018  

Global Gaming Business' annual review of G2E, the casino industries largest gaming and technology convention.

G2E Preview 2018  

Global Gaming Business' annual review of G2E, the casino industries largest gaming and technology convention.