Heard on the Floor: Global Gaming Expo Day 4

Heard on the Floor: Global Gaming Expo Day 4

  • CDC Gaming Reports
October 13, 2022 6:00 PM
  • CDC Gaming Reports
  • United States
  • Nevada
  • From the Floor
“The way to have gaming revenue grow is to add igaming. We’re going to see expansion of igaming, but not like we did with sports betting.”
– James Kilsby, chief analyst and vice president of the Americas, VIXIO GamblingCompliance
“Anyone who would have said in 2018 that we’d have 36 states that passed [legalized sports betting], they would have put you in a straitjacket. And here we are.”
– Wayne Kimmel, managing partner, SeventySix Capital
“I told them I had no idea. That was like 20 years ago. I can’t recall. It’s very thorough in wanting to know details of your background.”
– Latisha Casas, chair, San Manuel Gaming & Hospital Authority, on getting licensed in Nevada. The regulator’s staff asked her about a landlord she had when she was in her 20s.
“Between last year and this year, our booth has doubled in size, which means we have more than double our demo station. For us, this show has just been an improvement. I said if the show had ended on Day One for us this year, the show would have been worth it.”
– Brooke Fiumara, co-CEO, OPTX
“They asked ‘Don’t you have an asset in Tennessee that you didn’t list?’ He said ‘No.’ They said ‘What about this horse you own?’ He had totally forgotten he had a horse that their daughter rode. There is a lot of information out there that you may not think you can remember or would even be considered an asset.”
– Adele Jacobs-Madden, CFO, ECBI Holdings, on how a friend went through a state’s licensing process
“We were busy last year, we had a much smaller booth. We went twice as big this year and we’re really excited to see the traffic. It feels like G2E is really back, just seeing the people coming through, a lot of international customers. I’ve been coming to this show for 20 years now and it felt more normal to me this year. It’s been really exciting.”
– Carol Thompson, chief marketing officer, Marker Trax
“I’m having a blast. I think it’s a really fun and exciting event to be at. I think it’s fascinating to see the technology and innovation that goes into something that probably a lot of people don’t think about unless they’re in Las Vegas or at a casino. It’s been a cool experience. I’ve met a lot of thoughtful and kind people.”
– Quinn Trask, account executive, 104 West Partners
“It’s been drastically different. We were in the middle of COVID last year and it was a good show for kicking things off and we got a few good leads. It has to be double or triple the attendance this year, with the quality of people this year. Now that COVID’s behind us, trade shows our back, and it’s been a significantly better show for us this year.”
– Ryan Cahoy, chief revenue officer, Skybox Sports Network