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Global Gaming Expo returns to Vegas, featuring latest gaming technology

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 21:56:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Global Gaming Expo returns to Las Vegas this week.

The trade show and educational event is presented by the American Gaming Association and takes place at the Sands Expo from Oct. 15-17.

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G2E 2019 is the largest event of its kind and will showcase the latest trends in gaming and video technology - items from traditional casino games to sports betting and digital products.

There are dozens of companies on display, including Aristocrat Technologies.

Their games are seen across the world inside casinos, Las Vegas being no exception.

The goal for Aristocrat this year is trying to bridge the gap between the experience at the casino, and the one at home, all with the help of technology.

One of the ways they’re doing that is by incorporating some familiar names like Game of Thrones, Star Trek and even Mad Max games.

“It’s installed here on the casino floor the first time its ever been installed,” says Jon Hanlan, Vice President of Gaming Operations.

“Top of the line 43 inch screens that really give it a full cinematic experience.”

Hanlan says the focus now across the competitive gaming industry as technology evolves is finding ways to keep the player engaged.

“New apps and new experiences that operators can use too engage their players at home and bring them back into the casino," says Hanlan.

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Scheduled speakers this year include former Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, Harald Neumann, CEO of electronic games maker Novomatic AG, and Connie Jones, director at the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.

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