As we approach October, the global gaming community once again turns its attention to the Global Gaming Expo. Last year, we were proud to help lead the charge to bring meetings and conventions back to Las Vegas as one of the city’s first post-pandemic expos. And this year, the American Gaming Association and our partners at RX are thrilled that G2E 2022 (Education: October 10-13 | Expo Hall: October 11-13) is shaping up to be the best G2E yet.
This year’s show will reflect the progress the world has made in dealing with Covid-19. The expo floor, conference sessions and networking events will resemble a pre-pandemic atmosphere. We will also see the long-awaited return of G2E’s international crowd thanks to eased travel restrictions to the U.S., putting the “global” back in Global Gaming Expo.
G2E 2022 will highlight the incredible progress we have made as an industry in the past year. Through June, AGA’s U.S. Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker shows 2022 revenue is pacing 18 percent ahead of 2021, which was the highest-grossing year ever for the industry.
Gaming’s sustained growth through the first half of 2022 is a testament to our innovative offerings—with new and expanding verticals, like sports betting and iGaming, but also with the traditional casino experience, which has continued its record popularity even as competing entertainment choices of all kinds have reopened in full force throughout the country. Across the board, these three sectors are experiencing their best starts to a year ever.
While we should remain cognizant of how economic trends and contractions could impact the industry through the rest of the year, our foundation for success is strong, and G2E 2022 will build on this foundation.
More than 280 exhibitors are ready to showcase the newest products that will shape the future of the casino floor, advance payments modernization, be the next big thing in sports betting, or make another breakthrough in iGaming.
G2E’s education agenda will also drive the industry forward as gaming’s best and brightest share their perspectives on where the industry is and where it is going. Detailed in our education schedule, topics will range from cryptocurrency and finance to tribal gaming, international gaming and everything in between. Speakers will include leading industry executives who will share their perspective on the keynote stage.
Each year, three things are guaranteed at G2E: participants will learn more about our industry, make important new connections, and conduct meaningful business. This year will be no different, and the AGA looks forward to hosting you this fall in the heart of the American gaming industry.