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Global Gaming Expo

  • Gaming

    What a Millennial Thinks of the World’s First Video Game Gambling Machine

    By Amber Sampson

    GameCo’s skill-based games stand out on the casino floor. But can they appeal to a 26-year-old nongambler? We found out at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Casino Industry Makes a Bid for Millennial Attention

    By David G. Schwartz

    Since the recession, gaming win in Las Vegas (and elsewhere) has not bounced back, and there are pervasive fears that millennials will cut slot machines just as they’ve dropped live television.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Old-School Is New Again at the Global Gaming Expo

    By David G. Schwartz

    It was clear that the big question asked last year at the expo—how to appeal to a new generation of gamblers—has not been fully answered, but we got several tantalizing glimpses of the future.

  • Latest

    Seven Takeaways From the Global Gaming Expo

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Like everyone else, the gaming industry is attempting to court millennials.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Game Changers From the Global Gaming Expo

    By David G. Schwartz

    Among the more important topics addressed at the annual Global Gaming Expo, held earlier this month at the Sands Expo Center, focused on an industry in transition. Even as the number of casinos where people can gamble is increasing, the interest of millennials—those born more or less after 1981—may be waning.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Forward to the Future at G2E

    By David G. Schwartz

    The casino industry isn’t known for being introspective; the focus is usually strictly on the bottom line and the here and now.

  • A Journey Into a Wondrous Land Whose Boundaries Are That of Imagination

    By David G. Schwartz

    Slot maker IGT dominates many casino floors. If you’ve played Megabucks, Sex and the City, The Hangover, or many video poker variants recently, you’ve played on IGT machine. This year, the company made a splash at the Global Gaming Expo (closing today at the Sands Expo Center) with big new releases like CSI, Family Guy, Judge Judy, and Dolly Parton.

  • Locking it Up

    By David G. Schwartz

    The best thing about wandering the Global Gaming Expo’s expo floor isn’t playing slot machines in demo mode. After all, once you’re guaranteed to hit a jackpot, and you can’t cash out, it loses its allure pretty quickly. For my money, the real fun is trying to find exhibitors that you don’t expect to see exhibiting at a casino industry trade show.

  • Tech Company’s Presence at G2E Signals Shifting Landscape

    By David G. Schwartz

    There are three big issues facing online and mobile gambling: age and identity authentication (are you old enough to gamble, and are you really the person you say you are?), security (can anyone else see your transactions?), and geographic verification (are you really in a state where it’s legal to bet?). A company exhibiting at today’s Global Gaming Expo, Locaid, wants to be the go-to solution to the last problem.

  • Taking a Look at Bally’s G2E Offerings

    By David G. Schwartz

    In advance of the G2E rush next week, I got a sneak peek at Bally Technologies’ new slot machines today. These will be debuting at the Global Gaming Expo next week, and will be on casino floors in about six months. To jog your memory, the big two machines at last year’s G2E for Bally were the Michael Jackson and Grease slot machines, which went on to some success in casinos. There’s going to be about 300 machines on the floor, but here are a few of the ones that will most likely make the biggest waves. Two branded games, for me, are the real standouts:

  • Green Felt Journal

    The Sweet Scent of the Global Gaming Expo

    By David G. Schwartz

    Randy Goldbaum made the trek to Las Vegas all the way from Hicksville, N.Y., to present his company’s products for the first time at the Global Gaming Expo. Throughout the Sands Expo Center, others are pitching hand sanitizers, slot chairs, executive education. Goldbaum’s selling candy. Two executives from a small casino stop by his booth, and in a rapid-fire Long Island-inflected pitch, Goldbaum explains the benefits of partnering with a high-quality specialty confections distributor. They take his card and a handful of Jelly Bellies. This is popular stuff.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Tales from the Global Gaming Expo

    By David G. Schwartz

    The Global Gaming Expo, gambling’s biggest trade show, has come and gone, with plenty of discussions and deals in the conference rooms and exposition halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year it proved, despite the beating that Las Vegas has taken in the past few years, it is still a city where people come to talk casinos—and to get a peek at the future of the industry.

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