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View Track: GLOBAL GAMING & DEVELOPMENT
GLOBAL GAMING & DEVELOPMENT
Gaming Operations, Regulations, and Updates from Markets Across the Globe
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Special Zones: Gaming Operations in Russia Room: N120 ~ 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)
The combined gaming industry of Russia, including satellite countries and former Russian states, constitutes a formidable economic force. As previously announced, the Russian section of this jurisdiction will soon be consolidated into four relatively remote gaming zones. What does this means for optimizing profit opportunities in the Russian market of today and tomorrow, and how will development of the greater market be affected? A panel of expert operators, vendors and market observers will discuss.
Shifting Focus: Hot Casino Markets in Asia Room: N120 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)
For all intensive purposes, both Singapore and Macau will be closed to new development for the foreseeable future, but Asia is still the most underserved, under penetrated gaming market in the world. Hear a country-by-country review of the development issues, risks, and long term potential of emerging Asian gaming jurisdiction, including South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Marianas Islands, Mongolia and possible Russian gaming zones that could serve Asia.
Land of Opportunity? How Foreign Companies Can Do Business in the United States Room: N120 ~ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)
Tough licensing standards, detailed regulations, competitive environments, publicly traded companies, idiosyncrasies of the Native American market, entrenched U.S. operators and vendors, and other concerns make the U.S. a difficult country for foreign entrants. This seminar will review the idiosyncrasies of the U.S. gaming environment and discuss how to enter it most quickly and efficiently.
Challenge or Opportunity? Critical Issues Facing Global Development Room: N120 ~ 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
Never before has there been so much potential for worldwide growth in gaming, nor so many challenges facing it. A panel of experts will discuss and dissect such concerns as funding, finding qualified management and labor, the need for infrastructure, overcoming intensely competitive market segments, money laundering, the risk of building too much too fast and much more.
William Eadington, Ph.D. - Director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada, Reno
John Connelly - Vice President of Business Development, Bally Technologies, Inc.
Latin America: Sorting It Out Room: N120 ~ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
Outstanding fundamentals continue to increase the prospects for future gaming growth in this region, thus promising to add more fuel to the supply-side phenomenon, which has seen varying degrees of control and guidance from the public sector in countries throughout the region. This panel will deconstruct the most recent legislative happenings in key markets across Latin America and discuss the implications on existing and future players, as well as progress in efforts to implement responsible gaming programs. (This session will be offered in English and translated to Spanish.)
Dino Guiliano - Director Latin American Operations, Innovation Group
John Wimsett - Managing Director, International Game Technology (IGT), Latin America
SIGNATURE SERIES: G2E Asia Future Watch: The Continued Growth of the Australasian Market Room: N102 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
At this session, find out what insiders from the Australasian industry believe is in store for their market when results from the first ever G2E Asia Future Watch Series installment – conducted last May for G2E Asia in Macau – are presented. This original research piece examines the opinions of influential gaming executives from around the world on everything from the potential for gaming and non-gaming growth to tourism and economic development in current and prospective gaming markets in and around Asia.
Alive and Well: The Growth of the European Gaming Industry Room: N120 ~ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)
The United Kingdom, Western Europe and the Iberian Peninsula have all had gaming for some time, but with a variety of new destination resort casinos in the works and consolidation on the rise, as well as the entry of several new operators, is Europe in the midst of a gaming renaissance? Experts will discuss the notion and outline the potential opportunities it may provide.
Online Revolution: An iGaming update Room: N108 ~ 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Thursday, November 20, 2008)
The past year has been challenging for iGaming, but are changes on the rise? Enforcement of the UIEGA has been spotty at best and the U.S. Congress is asking if it's worth it. Several smaller nations are reaping the benefits of legally regulating and promoting the activity, while others continue to consider it, and wireless wagering is making iGaming one of the hottest issues in the industry. Learn about all this and more during this informative session.