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Japan Trade Show Eyed by AGA, Reed

Japan Trade Show Eyed by AGA, Reed

Global Gaming Expo, the world’s leading trade show and conference for casino gaming, announced that it has aligned the industry’s most significant forces behind a Japan educational conference should the recently submitted Integrated Resort Acceleration Legislation bill pass in Japan in the coming year.

The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions (Reed Expo), organizers of the G2E family of events, partnered with Union Gaming to bring the symposium to Japan as early as practical following passage of the legislation. The event organizers are joined by sponsors, supporters, and a global advisory board that includes prominent Japanese gaming companies such as JCM Global and Konami Corporation, as well as top Japanese advertising and public relations company Dentsu, Inc.

“Should the Japanese government choose to proceed with the first stage of casino gaming legalization in 2014, the AGA and its prominent industry partners will bring our best-in-class educational services to this critical market,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “Our decades of experience in industry regulation, operations and responsible gaming can be of enormous value to the Japanese as they consider building what could be one of the world’s most significant gaming markets.”

“Gathering industry leaders together in Japan is more important now than ever before,” said Bill Lerner, principal at Union Gaming, a boutique investment and securities firm. “To that end, we are honored to join with G2E to expand on the Union Gaming Development Conference we hosted in Tokyo this September. Our goal is to create an annual event that advances the industry’s interest and builds on that success year after year.”

In addition to G2E’s Japanese supporters, global support is also being provided by Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., Bally Technologies, Gaming Partners International, Interblock, International Game Technology, WMS Gaming and others to be announced shortly.

Additional information and dates for G2E Japan will be announced if and when the Integrated Resort Acceleration Legislation in Japan is passed.