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Reed Exhibitions reveals plans for G2E Asia 2018

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Global Gaming Expo Asia 2018 gets set for industry heavyweights.

 

After a successful 2017 edition, Reed Exhibitions is getting Global Gaming Expo Asia 2018 set for industry heavyweights.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the region’s one-stop destination for forward-thinking gaming and entertainment decision makers and suppliers, will be returning to Macau, the heart of Asian gaming, from May 15 -17, 2018 at The Venetian Macao.

Presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organised by Reed Exhibitions, the three-day exhibition will showcase the latest technologies, services and products for casinos integrated resorts. G2E Asia provides an optimal atmosphere to network, conduct business, make new connections, and learn the latest and upcoming global industry trends.

G2E Asia’s 2017 edition boasted its strongest numbers ever, recording visitor satisfaction and anticipated return rates of 84 percent and 82 percent, respectively. The event spanned a record-shattering 28k square-meters show floor and showcased more than 190 exhibiting companies, at a near 20 per cent increase over 2016. It additionally welcomed nearly 13k visitors from 84 countries and regions – including over 1.5k VIPs, top buyers and decision makers with high purchasing power. 2018 is already looking strong with more than 90 percent of show floor space sold and booking numbers exceeding the prior edition.

G2E Asia has played an integral role in our business development. We’ve been exhibiting for 11 years. The event provides unparalleled exposure to a wealth of information and networking opportunities. We’re proud to have expanded alongside such a spectacular event and expecting another great show in 2018.” adds Millie Chiang, Marketing Manager of Jumbo Technology Co. Ltd.

G2E Asia 2017 was nothing short of a success for gaming exhibitors, who continue to garner the industry’s commitment and strong support. G2E Asia organisers are working harder than ever to deliver even better value in 2018, starting with an increase in core gaming visitors, particularly from fast-growing Asian cities in Japan, South Korea, The Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam, together with Russia and South Africa. The Lottery Pavilion, a new 2018 highlight, will also be offering visitors an unprecedented opportunity to meet lottery operators, while generating new business leads among the who’s who of Asia’s fast-growing lottery industry.

COO of Reed Exhibitions Greater China Josephine Lee added: “A large part of G2E Asia’s success stems from our continual pursuit to better understand our customers and the market. We ask and we listen to further enhance gaming exhibitor experience, while helping them to better meet, and hopefully exceed, their goals and ROI. The G2E Asia Privileges Program, hugely successful across our event platforms, is one such example where we expand alongside our customers’ needs. 2018 will be seeing stronger business matching numbers, together with expanded offerings of networking events and the G2E Asia Conference Program.

Additional return highlights will include the Parts and Components Pavilion, Asia’s first and only trade platform dedicated to the showcase of parts and components of the electronic gaming machine manufacturing industry, and Integrated Resorts Experience, the region’s first-ever event to centralise sourcing of new IR products, technologies and services that drive revenue and value from non-gaming sources. The former’s stronger focus on the most advanced gaming machines anticipates increased participation numbers of R&D engineers, product designers, buyers, and technical designers from slots and electronic table games manufacturers, while the latter will continue to help professionals seek new ways to attract visitors beyond gaming purists and diversify revenue streams.

For more information and/or registration assistance for G2E Asia 2018, please visit www.g2easia.com.

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Las Vegas Sands pushes hard to get Japanese IR license

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Las Vegas Sands President courts Osaka officials, pitches multi-billion-dollar integrated resort plan.

Robert Goldstein, the president of US-based casino company Las Vegas Sands, has held meeting with Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura to present the company’s plans for building and running a casino in Osaka. Osaka is tipped to be one of the three locations for which the newly announced IR licenses will be issued.

Goldstein briefed the officials about Las Vegas Sands’ success in the international gambling markets and company’s plans for investment in building an greatest integrated resort in Osaka. Sand now has casino facilities in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore.

Las Vegas Sands is willing to invest more than $10 billion for an IR facility in Japan.

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eSports market of Japan grows 13-fold last year

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According to gaming industry publisher Gzbrain Inc, Japan’s eSports market has grown by 13-fold to touch ¥4.8 billion (about $42.5 million) this year.

There has been a massive jump in revenue since competitive video gaming was legalised in February. The Japan Esports Union has also been set up, which provides professional licenses to gamers.

A number of new competitions have been planned. All these will make Japan’s eSports fan base to grow further. The industry forecast is that the domestic market will touch about $90 million in 2022.

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Caesars Entertainment hopeful of winning Japan license

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Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive VP of Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment, is confident of winning the license for Japanese Integrated Resort (IR) licenses. The Japanese government has decided to issue three IR licenses for yet to be decided provinces. A number of international gambling operators are jostling to obtain one of the three licenses.

Blackhurst says that Caesars is right on track to win one of the three available licenses.

She said: “This is probably the single most important market to open in the last decade for sure, maybe the last two decades.”

Jones Blackhurst shot into prominence when she became Las Vegas’ first female mayor in 1991. She joined Caesars after serving two terms as mayor.

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