What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…but I am willing to share a few of my personal highlights from the 2014 Global Gaming Expo…
Spending my days living in the hectic Bay Area of San Francisco, it is always a nice change to hop over to Las Vegas – known to many as the adult Disneyland. What I sometimes forget though is how much hard work it is to go to a large exhibition such as G2E! Yes, I may have been able to play a few games whilst I was there, but I underestimated how many people there would be to network with, and the show floor itself was humongous – navigating my way was a challenge in itself.
This was my first time at the Global Gaming Expo, and as I initially suspected, it was well worth the trip (and the blisters that quickly followed). Where else can you spend hours playing the world’s newest slot machines for FREE? G2E is famous for being the world’s premier casino-entertainment event where you can check out the latest and greatest in new products in the gaming industry.
As a first time attendee, I was extremely impressed by the wide range of equipment, software, products and services represented on the expo floor. There were in excess of 400 booths and I was able to meet over 100 different companies across the two days on the floor.
Perhaps the best kept secret of the show though is the non-gaming amenities. Upon making my way to the exit at the end of the first day, I stumbled upon the Sysco Pavilion. After trekking over 2 miles around the Sands Expo, it was a very pleasant reprieve. There were over 60 vendors offering samples of a variety of delicious food, and I’m sure you’ll agree – it would have been rude not to partake!
For me, G2E was a great experience. I met so many people whose businesses operate on a global scale, and was able to talk to them about the growing need for translation and localization in the casino and on-line gaming industries. I look forward to assisting new customers with their global expansion plans and can’t wait for G2E 2015!