G2E Joins Forces With iGaming Business on USA Event

12 January 2010

LAS VEGAS - With the global Internet gambling industry poised to grow more than 50 percent in the next five years, according to a majority of industry experts surveyed for the 2009 G2E Future Watch Survey, this burgeoning sector continues to be one of the most hotly debated topics within the broader gaming community. To keep industry professionals abreast of the latest developments in this sector, the organizers of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) today announced a partnership with iGaming Business magazine that will bring iGaming to the forefront at G2E 2010. The premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry, G2E 2010 will be held Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

'Internet gambling continues to draw significant interest and debate, within both the U.S. and global gaming industries, as well as on Capitol Hill,' said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). 'While G2E always has addressed iGaming as part of its comprehensive coverage of industry issues, this partnership with iGaming Business will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to advance their understanding of the complex and intricate issues affecting this sector.'

According to iGaming market analysts, H2 Gambling Capital, Internet gambling is currently estimated to be a $21 billion industry worldwide. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of the experts surveyed for the 2009 G2E Future Watch Survey expect that number to increase to $31 billion or more in the next five years.

'Year after year, G2E draws professionals with an interest in Internet gambling from around the world,' said Courtney Muller, senior vice president at Reed Exhibitions, co-organizer of G2E with the AGA. 'G2E always has adapted to meet the business needs and preferences of industry professionals, and we are confident this partnership with iGaming Business will provide both Internet and land-based casino operators with the information and insights to address the growing interest in this field.'

G2E 2010 will feature dedicated conference content on iGaming developed by some of the sector's leading experts.

G2E has a long history of exploring Internet gambling issues. During the G2E 2007 State of the Industry keynote session, major gaming operators and manufacturers discussed Internet gambling, including the outlook for legalization in the U.S. and the prospects for established brick-and-mortar companies entering the market. Read the press release to learn more about their insights and the issues discussed.

For more information about G2E, including year-round professional development opportunities, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com and connect with G2E on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.