The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) scheduled October 1-3, 2022 in Las Vegas will go on as planned, in spite of last week’s terrorist attacks.
A number of Internet gambling companies will be exhibiting at the show including: BMM North America, Boss Media, Casino Promote, Casino.com, CasinoContent.com, Chartwell Technology Inc., ClearChecks, Covers.com, DataPro, Diamond Digital Media, E-Commerce Marketing/Casino Trade, First Multimedia Group, GambleGoddess.com, Gambling Online Magazine, Gambling Times Magazine, GamblingSoftware.com, Gaming & Entertainment Technology, Gaming Logix, Green Room Media, i2Corp.com, iGamingSolutions, iGlobalMedia.com, Infinium Software, Interactive Gaming Council, IQ-Ludorum Software, iTech Digital, Marketedgedirect.com, Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers, Online Gaming Systems, Orbis Development, Playtech, Poker.com, Power to Ten/Web Game Corp, Reserved, The River City Group, WebStorm Media, and World Gaming plc.
Conference organizers reached out to attendees for guidance on whether to cancel the show. “Hearing numerous directives from the industry in favor of moving forward with the show, we will hold G2E at the Las Vegas Convention Center … as planned,” said Lorenz Hassenstein, Industry Vice President.
In related news, the Interactive Gaming Institute of Nevada has confirmed that the Interactive Gaming Expo & Conference will proceed as scheduled on September 26-28, 2001 at Bellagio in Las Vegas. The conference will give Nevada casino operators and regulators the opportunity to discuss Nevada’s Internet gambling strategies and challenges with leading Internet gambling technology providers.
A third gambling conference, the World Gaming Expo, is scheduled for October 17-19, 2001 in Las Vegas.
Going Online – With a Little Help from Boss
Another land-based casino is hitting the Net. And in a story that is becoming quite familiar, it’s getting some assistance from an online casino software developer.
The latest casino to go online has partnered with Swedish Toto SGP casino software giant, Boss Media, to create a suite of online games that will compliment its brick-and-mortar casino ventures.
The casino, which has chosen to remain anonymous for the time being, is just one of a string of brick-and-mortar casinos to launch both real money and play-for-fun sites in the last year.
Land-based casinos are broadening their scope in order to cash in on the rapidly growing online casino market, and many are hoping their high-profile names will help them jump on this $10 billion bandwagon.
The more notable casino / software manufacturer partnerships of the past six months have included deals between PlayboyCasino.com and Ladbrokes, and the Hard Rock Casino and Chartwell Technologies. Other Vegas-based companies, including MGM Mirage, have also been developing play-for-fun sites in the event that online gambling gets the green light in the U.S.
This new partnership will be a quite the feather in Boss Media’s cap, according to the company’s CEO and president, Johan Sigvardsson. “We are very pleased to announce this new contract in the market. We know that our new customer will penetrate new markets,” he said. “Our new licensee has a lot of experience to bring to the online gaming market.”
The new casino is designed to appeal to an international audience from many different jurisdictions and cultures, and is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2001.
Online gamblers can expect to see other b-and-m operations partnering with casino software companies in coming months. But players aren’t the only ones who should be excited by this news.
Most of the major gaming software companies are publicly traded, and share prices for these companies will continue to climb as more deals of this nature are signed.