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AGEM April 2024 Recap

AGEM April 2024 Recap

• Due to the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, California, there was not a monthly gathering for April 2024. During the event, AGEM attended and presented its annual contribution to the Chairman’s Education Fund in support of scholarship and educational opportunities for tribal members. The next monthly AGEM meeting will take place via Zoom on May 14, at 8 a.m. PST.

• With a new financial year beginning on April 1, the AGEM membership renewal process remains ongoing. AGEM appreciates continued communications from members to update company and contact details within the AGEM database as the organization migrates to a more efficient communication platform.

• AGEM continues its efforts to serve and engage with members in the months and years to come. Regulatory engagement and advocacy efforts for the supplier sector remain a priority, as does AGEM’s support for responsible gaming, charitable, philanthropic and industry endeavors. In addition, AGEM will pursue more networking opportunities among its membership, whether in Las Vegas or around other industry gatherings across the globe. To build on the success of AGEM’s first social gathering at ICE 2024 in London, AGEM looks forward to hosting and sponsoring networking events in Toronto at the Canadian Gaming Summit in June 2024, in Barcelona, Spain during ICE 2025, and potentially others. Communication and collaboration among the global gaming supplier community is something that makes our industry special, so we look forward to bringing people together more in the future.

Forthcoming Events

Shadow Creek Golf Club• The 25th Annual AGEM-AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM will be held May 8 at the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas. This annual event benefits the International Center for Responsible Gaming, and a special event is planned for the 25th anniversary edition, so we look forward to seeing AGEM members and friends at Shadow Creek.

AGEM index

The AGEM Index decreased by 42.18 points to 1,218.92 in March, a 3.3 percent decrease from the prior month. Compared to one year ago, the index was up 273.11 points, or 28.9 percent. During the latest month, five of the 12 AGEM Index companies reported stock price increases, which resulted in five positive contributions and seven negative contributions to the AGEM Index.

The largest negative contributor to the monthly index was Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), whose 8 percent decrease in stock price led to a 34.83-point loss to the index. Meanwhile, International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) saw its stock price decrease by 16.9 percent, leading to a 19.91-point loss for the index. The largest positive contributor to the index was Crane NXT, Co. (NYSE: CXT), whose 6 percent increase in stock price resulted in a 5.48-point gain to the AGEM Index. All three major U.S. stock indices increased in March 2024, which marked the fifth consecutive month of growth across the board. The S&P 500 rose by 3.1 percent over the month, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew by 2.1 percent. Additionally, the NASDAQ increased by 1.8 percent from the prior month.

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