September 30, 2019
World’s Premier Gaming Trade Show Honored with Do-Gooder Award
LAS VEGAS — Global Gaming Expo (G2E) was honored Thursday night with the “Do-Gooder Award” for G2E’s philanthropic partnership with the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). Trade Show Executives’ Gold 100 Grand Awards distinguish trade shows that demonstrate overall excellence in categories for operations, strategy, and marketing. The Do-Gooder Award category recognizes a trade show’s commitment to a charity or philanthropy. G2E is the premier gathering of the global gaming industry presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by Reed Exhibitions.
“No one takes responsible gaming more seriously than the American Gaming Association and our members,” said Allie Barth, AGA’s vice president of industry relations. “There is no better platform than G2E, where nearly 30,000 industry leaders gather, to heighten awareness of responsible gaming and raise funds for the important work of NCRG.”
In 2006, NCRG moved its annual conference to G2E to increase interaction between industry leaders, researchers, and clinicians. The G2E show management team helps with the execution of NCRG’s annual conference though securing space, operational needs, and direct fundraising through charitable contributions as part of registration for certain badge categories and as a portion of every exhibitor booth sale. To date, this partnership has resulted in $340,000 of cash contributions to NCRG and more than $630,000 in-kind over the past seven years.
“G2E leverages the trade show’s reach to help support the industry’s responsible gaming awareness, education, and fundraising initiatives,” said Korbi Carrison, G2E’s event director. “We’re proud to partner with NCRG to raise the global gaming industry’s support of and commitment to responsible gaming.”
New this year, G2E is promoting an exhibitor-led Fun Run which will drive additional contributions to NCRG. The Return to Player (RTP) 5k Fun Run for Responsible Gaming, powered by Novomatic and supported by G2E, AGA, and AGEM, will be held Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. PT at the Springs Preserve. For more information on how to register, click here.
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About Global Gaming Expo
Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America, showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features new educational content that is fast-paced and actionable. Attendees will experience firsthand the new products and innovative technologies showcased on the expo floor. G2E has everything you need for your casino floor and across your entire operation—from traditional casino fare to non-gaming amenities and digital products—G2E is where business growth is accelerated.
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.