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Global Gaming Expo Continues to Provide Comprehens​ive Perspectiv​es on iGaming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2012

CONTACT: Kimberlie Leon 203-840-5653

Brian Lehman 202-552-2680

GLOBAL GAMING EXPO CONTINUES TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE PERSPECTIVES ON IGAMING Industry Interest in iGaming Grows as Discussions to Legalize Internet Gambling Advance

LAS VEGAS – As efforts to legalize and regulate Internet gambling in the United States advance and the global market continues to grow, Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2012 will once again serve as the leading educational resource and ideal learning environment for this new and developing sector of the gaming industry. G2E is the premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry and will take place Oct. 1-4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“The U.S. Department of Justice recently reversed its opinion regarding the scope of the Federal Wire Act and how it pertains to Internet gambling,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). “This is undoubtedly an important and significant step; however, it is unclear what this opinion means for Internet gambling, and there will be many more questions surrounding potential U.S. legislation in the coming months. As Internet gambling comes closer to becoming a reality in the U.S., G2E 2012 will be the ideal place to sort through these issues and learn practical tips on how to succeed in this market.”

G2E continues to be the leading resource on iGaming and will showcase comprehensive iGaming events on the show floor and at the 2012 conference. The iGaming Pavilion, sponsored by iGaming Business, is the destination for industry leaders looking to find cutting edge-suppliers and stay abreast of the latest developments in the sector, while preparing for potential U.S. legalization. The iGaming Pavilion will showcase Internet gambling software products to support online games such as poker, sports betting and bingo. The pavilion also will feature support systems including marketing tools, live gaming software, payment technologies and more.

The iGaming Congress and iGaming track at the G2E Conference are the leading opportunities to learn about what is on the horizon with iGaming. The sessions once again will feature the world’s leading experts who have been working within the Internet gambling sector since its infancy. Specifically, the one-day iGaming Congress will address the potential impact of the legalization of Internet gambling in the U.S., and advise gaming professionals on how to react to the changing face of the industry and take advantage of new opportunities. This information-packed program will appeal to existing offshore Internet gambling operators, as well as commercial casinos, tribal casinos, manufacturers  and more.

“The Internet gambling industry is poised to grow more than 50 percent in the next five years, and there has never been a better time to target the U.S. market,” said Fahrenkopf. “We’ve already seen a number of U.S. gaming companies enter into partnerships to position themselves to be able to offer Internet gambling should it become legal in the U.S. G2E represents the world’s largest gathering of licensed, land-based North American casinos and gaming equipment manufacturers looking to enter the market and will feature the brightest minds that will shape the roadmap for the future of Internet gambling.”

In addition to the educational offerings available at G2E 2012, G2E will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, March 1 that will bring together AGA President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf and other industry experts to discuss the current iGaming landscape.

G2E is attended by nearly 26,000 industry professionals from around the world. For more information on G2E 2012, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com and connect with G2E on Twitter (@G2EVegas), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the international gaming trade show and conference “by the industry and for the industry.”  Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E made its debut in fall 2001, defining itself as the pre-eminent show for the gaming-entertainment industry.

The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues.  The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leader in organizing a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. In 2006 Reed brought together more than 6 million industry professions from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 37 fully staffed offices. Reed’s portfolio of more than 460 events services 52 key industry sectors.

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