International edition
November 29, 2020

US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto's keynote among day one's highlights

G2E Virtual Experience debuts today with a focus on the pandemic recovery

G2E Virtual Experience debuts today with a focus on the pandemic recovery
A total of 19 sessions have been scheduled for the first day.
United States | 10/27/2020

AGA's President and CEO Bill Miller will open the event with remarks on industry growth and recovery in his annual State of the Industry address. Key topics in day one's agenda include tribal gaming, online gaming and sports betting legislation, payments modernization. The virtual version of G2E runs until tomorrow.

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lobal Gaming Expo (G2E), presented by the American Gaming Association and organized by Reed Exhibitions, kicks off today with a comprehensive agenda that will address a number of topics from different verticals of the gaming industry. The Virtual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2020, which runs across October 27-28, will start with AGA President and CEO Bill Miller's remarks on industry growth and recovery in his annual State of the Industry address.

Day one's agenda includes the following activities:

11:00 AM (GMT-4)
G2E Welcome and Keynote Presentation: Public Policy and a Pandemic: A Conversation with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).
Join AGA President and CEO Bill Miller for the State of the Industry address, followed by the Keynote Presentation: Public Policy and a Pandemic: A Conversation with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).
The federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant implications for the gaming industry as we navigate economic impacts and responsibly welcome back guests. Hear about the latest on Capitol Hill and what the future holds as AGA President and CEO Bill Miller interviews Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV), one of the gaming industry’s leading champions in Congress.

12:15 PM (GMT-4)
G2E Product Spotlight: Agilysys

12:30 PM (GMT-4)
Online Gaming: Is Your State Next?
Gaining a comfort level with online sports betting is leading some states to adopt other online products such as poker, casino games, and lottery. This trend is undoubtedly receiving an unexpected boost from the shutdowns. We’ll take a tour of states (e.g., Michigan and West Virginia; best practices from Colorado), which have expanded their online offerings and hear about some of the ways they have profited.

12:30 PM (GMT-4)
Tribal Gaming and the Pandemic Recovery: What Does the Future Hold?
The COVID-19 pandemic rocked the economic foundation of tribal gaming. Even with half-filled hotels, socially distanced-casino floors, and shuttered restaurants, many tribes are still optimistic about the future of the industry. In this year’s tribal gaming leadership session, three of the most important voices in tribal gaming will discuss the current state of gaming, how tribal is comparing to commercial gaming recovery, and what the future of gaming looks like.

12:30 PM (GMT-4)
The Fan of the Future? How Leagues Are Capitalizing on Sports Betting Through Partnerships
Engaging fans—in the absence of live attendance at games and matches—has U.S. sports leagues embracing sports betting via new marketing and data-sharing partnerships. Research shows that sports betting can drive fan engagement, but how is the opportunity unfolding in real-time? Top league and sports betting executives address the shift to embracing sports betting and how building new partnerships are drawing in new fans and viewers.

12:30 PM (GMT-4)
How Payments Modernization Advances Responsible Gaming
Digital payments offer players additional tools to wager responsibly, including the ability to set spending limits and monitor their spending and gaming patterns. The more customers are empowered to self-monitor and govern their own spending and gaming behavior, the better. This session will discuss the tools available, benefits for advancing responsible gaming efforts, and considerations for regulatory frameworks.

13:15 PM (GMT-4)
G2E Product Spotlight: IGT

13:30 PM (GMT-4) – Special Event
Global Gaming Awards Virtual Event
The Global Gaming Awards are powered by leading B2B-gaming publication Gambling Insider in association with G2E and independently adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man.
Now in their seventh year the Awards have quickly become the most trusted Awards in the industry and has gained respect amongst industry heavy-weights making it a must-attend event. Learn more here.

14:30 PM (GMT-4)
Vendor Solution Session: How a Contactless Guest Experience Fits Into Your Casino Vision
Today’s casino guests are looking for safety in the COVID era—but they’re also looking for one unified, seamless experience, whether they’re on the casino floor, at the pool, or in their room. See how casinos can provide travelers with both with a contactless, mobile-first hospitality strategy.

15:15 PM (GMT-4)
G2E Product Spotlight: Omron

15:30 PM (GMT-4)
New Frontiers: Expanding Sports Betting to New States and Creating a Meaningful Consumer Experience
Sports betting’s rapid expansion—now live in 19 jurisdictions—has required operator agility to not only adapt to diverse regulatory frameworks but also create an engaging consumer experience. Hear how sports betting operators are applying lessons learned from early legal markets to future expansion and marrying sports betting and entertainment to attract and retain customers.

15:30 PM (GMT-4)
Pandemic or Not: How Consumer Attitudes and Behavior are Changing
Since March, the AGA has tracked Americans’ willingness to go to casinos over the past year and also undertaken research to understand consumer perceptions of casino health and safety, COVID mitigation strategies, and what it will take to bring them back. As the health situation around the country evolves rapidly, consumers’ views on the health risks of casinos, what kind of reassurances they need before returning, and what they want to see from casinos are evolving just as quickly. Going beyond casino goers and the current health, we’ll also discuss how the general public’s attitudes toward gaming have changed over the course of a tumultuous 2020.

15:30 PM (GMT-4)
The C-Suite in a Sea of Change
Leading during COVID-19 has demanded a new level of decision making from the C-suite, ranging from workforce reductions and budget cuts to reimagining operations and retaining customers under new health and safety protocols. Hear senior gaming leaders on how empathy and listening, often traits attributed to females, have served their organizations during the pandemic.
*This session is only open to full G2E Virtual Experience (Education) Badge Holders. If you would like to upgrade your badge to a full G2E Virtual

15:30 PM (GMT-4)
Reopening Nevada: A Discussion on Recovery and Leadership
The impact of COVID on Nevada and Las Vegas— the undeniable global heart of gaming—has ramifications for the global gaming industry. We’ll dive into how properties have responsibly reopened, why some haven’t, and how regulators are working with operators every step of the way to ensure health and safety. With travel slow to return, especially international and convention business, panelists will discuss how the gaming landscape will shift as Nevada navigates recovery.

16:15 PM (GMT-4)
Industry-focused Networking Session: Leading Through Resilience-COVID-19 Best Practice Share
G2E’s Industry-focused Networking Sessions are a chance to connect with your global gaming peers through a variety of segmented networking opportunities.

16:15 PM (GMT-4)
Industry-focused Networking Session: iGaming and Sports Betting - The Inevitable Overlap
G2E’s Industry-focused Networking Sessions are a chance to connect with your global gaming peers through a variety of segmented networking opportunities.

16:15 PM (GMT-4)
Industry-focused Networking Session: Women in Gaming
G2E’s Industry-focused Networking Sessions are a chance to connect with your global gaming peers through a variety of segmented networking opportunities.Please join at this networking event for new and prospective members. Learn More about GGW Events, Educational and Mentoring Opportunities and meet other industry professionals. Invite a friend or colleague that may be interested. We look forward to meeting you!

16:15 PM (GMT-4)
Industry-focused Networking Session: The Global Perspective
G2E’s Industry-focused Networking Sessions are a chance to connect with your global gaming peers through a variety of segmented networking opportunities.

17:00 PM (GMT-4)
Lee School Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Demo Day

The $1 Million Lee School Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship set out to invent the way forward in the post-pandemic world and the results are in!
More than 250 submissions from 32 states and nine countries were received. Now the finalists will move on to present their ideas to investors, manufacturers, industry end-users, and the public at a virtual Demo Day event.
In addition to presentations from the finalists and announcing how the prize will be dispersed among the winners, Demo Day attendees can explore a virtual exhibit hall, connect with the finalists and semifinalists in a virtual lounge, and set up individual meetings with the innovators to discuss investment in the companies or to set up beta test environments or purchase products that are ready for market.

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