Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Little Advice Straight from the Top

By Holly Wetzel, Vice President of Communications, American Gaming Association

I don’t know about you, but I’m often inspired to do my best work after talking with new people I meet in the industry. There are so many brilliant people working in and around gaming, and hearing how others address unique challenges and find success helps me generate new ideas and hone my own approach to my career and day-to-day business tasks.

Unfortunately, due to the myriad demands we all have on our time, these opportunities to learn from one another are sometimes few and far between. So, how can we glean knowledge and insight from our peers when meeting face-to-face isn’t always an option? We developed the “Coffee Break” video series, a program of Global Gaming Women, with this challenge squarely in mind.

“Coffee Break” brings together women leaders from throughout the global industry to offer their personal insights on business, leadership and career issues. The videos are purposefully short – most are one minute or less – and they feature advice and leadership strategies applicable not just to women, but to anyone working in the modern gaming industry.

Currently, there are 11 different leaders featured on “Coffee Break”, ranging from the CEO of a major commercial gaming company to the COO of a tribal gaming enterprise and the general counsel of a major gaming manufacturer. We’re adding new videos all the time, giving viewers a sampling of perspectives from every corner of our business.

I encourage everyone to visit the “Coffee Break” site to check out the videos and gain from the expertise showcased there. It’s a testament to the strength of the women in our business, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get inside the heads of some of gaming’s brightest leaders.

If we can’t always meet face-to-face to get advice and insight from one another, surely this is the next best thing. I hope this series will inspire you like it does me. After all, it never hurts to get advice straight from the top!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Welcome New Exhibitors to G2E Asia 2013

By See Lay Eng , Asst. Vice President G2E Asia

I’m excited to announce that, alongside the many exhibitors who will make their highly anticipated return to the event, we will also welcome a long list of brand new exhibitors to the G2E Asia show floor!

We have many first-time exhibitors that will be showcasing gaming solutions from across a wide range of segments.  What we love about welcoming so many new exhibitors is that we can bring you new innovations and ideas for your business. The companies represent architecture construction and design, computer hardware, consultants, entertainment & hospitality, facilities / maintenance, gaming equipment, gaming software and systems, iGaming, retail, services and video gaming machines.

I welcome you to visit and meet with these new exhibitors:

  • Ace Creation Technology System Co. Ltd
  • Blue Power Technology (HK) Limited
  • Chetu, Inc.
  • EverFocus Electronics Corporation
  • Exact Office Automation Limited
  • Extreme Networks Pte Ltd
  • Flexo Gaming
  • Global Bet Virtual Sports
  • Haifa Holding Limited
  • Haui I Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Intelligent Gaming Ltd
  • Merkur Gaming GmbH
  • Multi-Tech (China) Telecom System
  • Shun An Da Trade Company
  • Su-Pack Technology Enterprise
  • Synectic Systems Asia Pte Ltd.
  • TP Software Company Ltd.

These companies are looking forward to joining the growing ranks of G2E Asia 2013 exhibitors and showcasing their offerings to the Asia-Pacific gaming industry for the first time.

I look forward to seeing you soon at G2E Asia.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

G2E Asia 2013 Show Floor—Bigger than Ever and New Layout

By Mike Johnson, Director of Sales & Industry Development

Hi Everyone, quick update from G2E Asia. With our sales team still hard at work recruiting the industry’s finest manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, I’m pleased to report that this year’s G2E Asia show will officially be our largest in recent years. Last year we proudly showcased 130 companies for a little over 5,959 sq. meters of exhibit space, and this year we’ve already confirmed 6,562 sq. meters of space and still have eight weeks left in the show cycle.

G2E Asia 2013 floor plan

As I’ve also mentioned in prior postings, not only will this year’s show be dramatically larger, it will also feature a brand new layout designed to enhance navigation, making all companies much easier to find. And, we’ll soon be launching our new G2E Asia Mobile App which will make navigating the show and locating products a breeze.

The conference team is also hard at work confirming the last of our speakers whom will be posted to our web site shortly. As a teaser, I’m very excited to announce our first ever “CFO Roundtable” session featuring Hubert Wang from MGM Macau, Bob McBain from SJM, Ben Toh from Sands China, and Bob Drake from Galaxy. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these elite industry leaders!

I’ll continue to keep you posted as the show ramps up, and as always feel free to email me at if there is anything I can answer for you prior to the show.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

At G2E Asia 2013, iGaming, Security & Surveillance Pavilions Showcase Latest Trends for Casino

By See Lay Eng , Asst. Vice President G2E Asia

As the Assistant Vice President of G2E Asia, it is my pleasure to kick off a series of blogs on this year’s G2E Asia event.

One of the things that distinguishes the G2E Asia brand across the continent is that we are consistent where we need to be and fluid where changes need to be made based on what the industry asks us.

Right now, we’re putting the final touches on this year’s event that promises to bring together the top professionals on the buyer and supply side of gaming, not just from Asia, but from across the world.

With respect to what’s new this year, we’ve taken note of emerging trends and technologies, and added more elements to the show. Two areas of particular note - iGaming and Security & Surveillance – will now have prominent features on-site, in the form of themed pavilions. 

At the outset of iGaming a little over a decade ago, few would have predicted that it would become the massive growth sector it represents today, attracting tens of millions of players worldwide. Through the new iGaming Pavilion, we want professionals from this booming sector to easily and quickly be able to find the right partners and new products in Asia. The iGaming pavilion at G2E Asia 2013 will host consultancy service providers and software providers, as well as suppliers of online/mobile games, fraud protection agents, payment solution providers, and more

In contrast to iGaming, security and surveillance has always been integral to running successful gaming operations.  This year, the Security & Surveillance pavilion will highlight the technological innovations changing the way casino operators approach the business of gaming in offline and online operations. Part of the pavilion will be a series of highly engaging workshops, where the most cutting edge product innovations in Asia will be displayed and demonstrated.  Among the featured products will be CCTV, access control, monitoring solutions, video systems, alarms, security software and more.  

I invite everyone in the industry who is looking to experience gaming in Asia to join us May 21, when G2E Asia 2013 kicks off. For more information, please visit our Web site at

I look forward to seeing you there.