Global Gaming Expo Returns to Las Vegas
A special conference will be held in Las Vegas this week, bringing together casino industry leaders and water slot providers. This is the first large-scale event since the start of the coronavirus. All this is happening against the backdrop of strict rules for wearing masks and the vaccination process. Recall that a similar event took place last year.
American Gaming Association spokesman Bill Miller said all attendees are happy to return healthy and happy to Las Vegas. It is expected that the event will be attended by about 500 people, they will be accommodated in the ballroom. As for the chairs, they were arranged for 2,3 and 4 people. The Global Gaming Expo conference is organized at the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.
Bill Miller noted that there is nothing better than meeting the same company in Las Vegas again. The event will last four days and will include a trade show. There will also be sectional meetings where speakers will speak. However, this kind of meeting is better than Zoom teleconferencing and video calling.
Miller recalled that a year ago, the hall was empty due to coronavirus restrictions.
2021 Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
IGT Casino Product Management Specialist Rachel Rabago introduced cash-free gaming technology. The system involves transferring funds from the IGT Pay wallet on the phone to the gaming slot. All of this was demonstrated during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center. Special slide shows were shown.
It is known that the event at the Venice Exhibition Center in recent years has gathered up to 27 thousand participants and spectators. The head of the gaming association Allison Nilsson noted that the current data on attendance will not be available until this week.
To enter the main hall, program participants submitted proof of vaccination, many using the Clear Health Pass smartphone app. Those who demonstrated this evidence were given green bracelets to prove that they had been vaccinated.
Advocates of non-smokers at a special event showcased their successes by convincing officials in some regions of the country and administrators of tribal lands to ban smoking in casinos. They also talked about the rules for the introduction of a ban on smoking in gaming establishments in Nevada and New Jersey.
Cynthia Hallett is the CEO of Americans for Nonsmoking Rights. She said that the employees of the establishment should never have to choose between their health and money.
The large casino MGM Resorts International, which is located in Nevada, has opened the Park MGM hotel, having previously renovated it. This hotel was formerly called Monte Carlo. This was the first place for non-smoking players. Let us remind you that smoking is prohibited in many hotels. However, this rule does not apply to casinos; legislators have exempted institutions from restrictions on smoking in public places.
It is known that Democratic Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, in the context of the coronavirus, allowed the duration of the temporary ban on smoking in the gaming areas. Valid until July 4 of the current year.