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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Politics of gaming to highlight Global Gaming Expo

By Richard N. Velotta When the doors open to the world’s largest gaming convention in September in Las Vegas, it should come as no surprise that politics will be high on people’s minds. The three-day Global Gaming Expo, known in the industry as G2E, begins at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on Sept. 27, about three weeks […]

American Gaming Association Hires Meetings and Conventions Expert

Washington, DC – Andrew Ortale, experienced tradeshow, meetings and conventions executive, joins the American Gaming Association (AGA) today as vice president of industry services. Ortale will oversee the evolution of AGA’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) portfolio of events and develop new programs for the $240 billion U.S. casino gaming industry. “Andrew’s addition to the AGA team […]

Bloomberg: DraftKings, FanDuel Are Uber to Casinos Eyeing Sports Bets

At the casino industry’s biggest trade show this week in Las Vegas, the hottest topic is a growing business that’s left major players like MGM Resorts International out of the action: fantasy sports. The two leaders, DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st […]

New Report Shows Strong Ties Between Illegal Gambling and Organized Crime

Las Vegas, Nevada – A new report out today by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dr. Jay S. Albanese details the strong ties between illegal gambling operations and organized crime organizations in the U.S. The prevalence of illegal gambling has been so significant that, in 2014 alone, 80 operators in 23 states were convicted of running illegal gambling businesses. […]

14th Annual Gaming Trade Show to Unite Greatest Collection of Industry Leaders this September

Las Vegas – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions today announced that the gaming industry’s 14th annual trade show in Las Vegas will unite the greatest collection of industry leaders in the show’s history this fall, including: Sheldon Adelson, Thomas Graf, Patti Hart, Jim Murren, Jamie Odell and Steve Wynn. The annual event—known as Global Gaming Expo (G2E)—takes places September 30 to […]

Casino Gaming Industry Sets Stage for Unprecedented Global Gaming Expo September 28 – October 1

LAS VEGAS – Global Gaming Expo 2015 (G2E), the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope to match the changing gaming-resort landscape and position its attendees for the future. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as […]

Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. That includes $38 billion in local, state and federal taxes the industry said it paid last year in gambling fees, property taxes, income taxes and […]

MGM Resorts International and SLS Las Vegas Tie for Most Wins at AGA Communications Awards

LAS VEGAS – The 14th annual American Gaming Association (AGA) communications awards recognized 10 different gaming companies, casino properties and equipment manufacturers for communications excellence in 15 categories. The awards program honored outstanding advertising, public relations, marketing, financial and corporate communications and were presented at a ceremony held today at the Sands Expo and Convention […]

Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013. It’s the first time the American Gaming Association has added tribal casinos and casino game makers into the mix for its annual study of the industry’s impact in the U.S. The Associated […]