G2E Reunites Global Gaming Industry in Las Vegas

Gaming industry’s premier event convened in-person for the first time since 2019


October 11, 2021

Jamie Morris

LAS VEGAS — The Global Gaming Expo (G2E)—presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organizer RX—returned to Las Vegas this week for its first in-person show after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, highlighting the gaming industry’s resilience and innovation.

“After the hardest year in our history, G2E provided a robust marketplace to drive the global gaming industry’s recovery forward,” said AGA Chairman and Aristocrat CEO and Managing Director Trevor Croker. “Nothing beats an in-person show – and we’re thrilled with the audience and enthusiasm surrounding G2E 2021.”

More than 13,000 global gaming professionals, including exhibitors, buyers, and media from around the world, gathered at the Venetian Expo and Convention Center for four days of face-to-face business appointments, product displays, keynotes, and education.

With 233 exhibitors, the show was the largest in-person global gaming event since the pandemic's start. The 21st year of the expo featured five dynamic keynotes and 46 education sessions that provided actionable insights relevant to today’s trends and operating realities.

“The energy at G2E 2021 is a testament to the resilience of the industry,” said Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) President and Everi Holding’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Digital David Lucchese. “This year’s show connected exhibitors with the right, high-level audience to show off the innovative products and technology that will improve the player experience, engage new audiences, and advance global gaming.”

All attendees were required to wear masks and submit proof of vaccination to gain entrance to G2E.

G2E 2022 will return to Las Vegas on October 10-13 (Education: October 10-13 | Expo Hall: October 11-13), 2022 at the Venetian Expo and Convention Center.


About Global Gaming Expo 
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the world's premier gathering of commercial and tribal gaming professionals. For more than 20 years, G2E has convened the global gaming industry to discover cutting-edge technology, connect with peers and industry experts, and access expert education.

About the AGA 
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.

About RX
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organizations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.