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G2E Asia 2010 registration open
Visitors to G2E Asia taking place at the
Venetian Macau 8-10 June this year can now
register, organiser Reed has announced. The
event will be the largest gaming show and
conference in Asia this year and attracts all the
top manufacturers and buyers in what is still a
fast growing market. Visitors can register via
the website
G2E to host online gaming
set to pack
conference in Las Vegas
them in at
Even though online gaming is still definitely on the wrong side of the law in the United States, it will probably not tightsqueeze
stay that way forever. As the technology and practice develops in other parts of the world, a conference event
FADJA 2010
to keep the industry up-to-date has been organised to coincide with G2E 2010.
The autumn round of trade
shows in South America
switchingon gaming industries, as well as Courtney Muller, senior vice kicks off in April with the
G2E IGAMING on Capitol Hill,” said Frank president at Reed Exhibi- Andean gaming show
CONFERENCE Fahrenkopf, president and tions, co-organiser of G2E FADJA, which takes place in
CEO of the American Gaming with the AGA. “G2E always the Columbian capital
With the global internet Association (AGA). “While has adapted to meet the busi- Bogotá on 21-22 April 2010.
gambling industry poised to G2E always has addressed ness needs and preferences The show organiser, 3A
grow more than 50 per cent iGaming as part of its com- of industry professionals, Producciones, is gearing up
in the next five years, accord- prehensive coverage of and we are confident this for its final market push. The
ing to a majority of industry industry issues, this partner- partnership with iGaming company said: “The success
experts surveyed for the ship with iGaming Business Business will provide both of FADJA 2010 is a fact: just
2009 G2E Future Watch will provide attendees with a internet and land-based four months away and
Survey, this burgeoning unique opportunity to casino operators with the almost all the space in the
sector continues to be one advance their understanding information and insights to Great Hall of Corferias, the
of the most hotly debated of the complex and intricate address the growing inter- exhibition centre where the
topics within the broader issues affecting this sector.” est in this field.” event will take place, has
gaming community. According to online G2E 2010 will feature ded- been reserved. Even so, we
To keep industry profes- gaming market analysts, H2 icated conference content are still receiving daily
sionals abreast of the latest Gambling Capital, internet on online gambling devel- requests to participate in this
developments in this sector, gambling is currently esti- oped by some of the sector’s event that now has a world-
the organisers G2E have mated to be a $21bn (E15bn) leading experts. wide stature.”
announced a partnership industry worldwide. More G2E has a long history of It continued: “It seems
with iGaming Business mag- than three-quarters (77 per exploring internet gambling that world downturn of 2009
azine that will raise aware- cent) of the experts sur- issues. During the G2E 2007 has not been a reason for
ness of online gaming issues veyed for the 2009 G2E State of the Industry keynote companies all over the world
at G2E 2010, which will Future Watch Survey expect session, major gaming oper- to miss the Columbian fair.
be held 16-18 November at that number to increase to ators and manufacturers dis- There is great interest from
the Las Vegas Convention $31bn (E22bn) or more in cussed he topic, including industry in the Latin Ameri-
Center. the next five years. the outlook for legalisation can market, especially the
“Internet gambling con- “Year after year, G2E in the US and the prospects Andean region.”
tinues to draw significant draws professionals with an for established bricks-and- The restriction on avail-
interest and debate, within interest in internet gambling mortar companies entering able space at the show is due
both the US and global from around the world,” said Frank Fahrenkopf, president of the AGA the market. to the refurbishment of the
exhibition halls at Corferias.
The 2011 show will be
housed in larger pavilions
Dealers gear up for European championship
and able to welcome both
more exhibitors and more
The organisers are also
now working on consolidat-
dealtowin also on their hospitality and enter- ing a reliable database in
ECA EUROPEAN DEALER tainment skills as they deal to order to reach large numbers
CHAMPIONSHIP expert juries of European casino of potential buyers.
managers and gaming industry pro- Among the big name
Member countries of the European fessionals. exhibitors at the show are
Casino Association are now choos- The hosts of competition are Bally Technologies, Konami,
ing their representatives to take looking forward to May. Saulius WMS Gaming, IGT, Atronic,
part in the European Dealer Cham- Petravicus, managing director Aristocrat, GPI and Shuffle
pionship, which takes place at the Olympic Casino Lithuania, said: Master as well as Alfastreet,
Olympic Casino in the Reval Hotel “Casino gaming is a relatively you Octavian, R Franco and Gold
Lietuva in the Lithuanian capital industry in Lithuania an ser are Club plus many others.
Vilnius 11-12 May 2010. proud to have been given the
The two Dutch representatives opportunity to host this event and
have already been chosen and will demonstrate the hospitality and
present strong competition for the professionalism on offer in our
other contestants. Paul van casinos. Events of this kind are
Leeuwen, who was named Dealer extremely important for the repu-
of the Year in November and who tation of our industry and the
won the European title in 2007, people who work in our casinos.
will join Carmen de Lange who was The European Dealer Champi-
third at the European finals in
Paul van Leeuwen winning the Dutch title in 2006
onship provides a clear demonstra-
Sweden last year. Van Leeuwen, tion of the professional, technical
who spent two years working at Now in its fourth year, the Euro- their skills at the roulette and black- and social skills needed to be a
the headquarters of Holland pean Dealer Championship attracts jack tables. Competitors are judged good dealer and of the service
Casino, moved back on to the top dealers from across Europe not only their technical compe- excellent enjoyed at casinos across
gaming floor at Utrecht in 2009. who come together to demonstrate tence and control of the game but the whole of Europe.”
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