OK to go
by Paul Doocey
September 5, 2012
in Oklahoma is likely to be blazing hot… which is not necessarily bad when
you’re talking about either the weather or a trade show event.
In this case, we’re talking about a trade show, one that grows year after year as the Oklahoma tribal casino gaming market continues to expand. This year’s Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) annual conference and trade show is scheduled to take place August 13-15 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., and promises to live up to its billing as the “Biggest Little Show in Indian Gaming.”
The event, which is open to tribal leaders, casino gaming operators and managers, casino marketers, gaming employees, regulators and vendors, plans to draw in excess of 2,500 gaming industry professionals interested in creating and growing relationships within one of the strongest gaming markets in the United States—home to 33 gaming tribes that operate 107 casinos that house around 62,000 Class II and Class III slots.
The two-day conference portion of 2012 OIGA will include tracks dedicated to slots, F&B, human resources, marketing, customer service, liabilities and risk, security and surveillance and leadership. Sessions within these tracks will cover a wide-range of topics such as social media marketing, liquor liabilities, slot floor redesign, Internet gaming, self governance, diversity and cloud computing. For more information on this event, visit www.okindiangaming.org.
The trade show segment of this annual event will likely be lively as well, and includes gaming equipment manufacturers and service providers both large and small. Here’s a rundown/update of some of the gaming vendors that will be showcasing product at OIGA.
Recent Product Releases: Aristocrat’s nLive is a virtual casino solution that supports operators, taking a casino’s brand and putting it in an online space where customers can play on any mobile device and earn points. nLive launches in a play-for-fun-mode until regulation allows for real money gaming, giving players a wide range of games to choose from including poker, table games and Aristocrat slot content.
Web Site: www.aristocratgaming.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 918
ARUZE GAMING AMERICA
Recent Product Releases: Amazon Fishing is a six-seat communal game that offers players multiple bonus events, the option to choose their volatility, and Aruze’s Reel Feel gaming technology interaction.
Web Site: www.aruzegaming.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 306
GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL (GLI)
Recent Product Releases: regulators, operators and suppliers can take the lab with them anywhere and everywhere with the award‐winning GLI Mobile. With GLI Mobile, you can quickly log into GLIAccess, get important notifications by email, and get real‐time tracking and project management.
Web Site: www.gaminglabs.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 319
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT)
At the heart of IGT lies a love for innovation and passion for creation. The company annually invests approximately $200 million in research and development, and has an in-depth knowledge to deliver new and entertaining player experiences, anywhere, across the globe.
Recent Product Releases: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Godzilla On Monster Island, Atari Centipede, Elvis the King, Sex And The City Fabulous, The Twilight Zone in 3D, Ghostbusters Who Ya Gonna Call, The Joker’s Heist, Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin, Wheel of Fortune Wild Getaway, Wheel of Fortune Experience 2, Big Buck Hunter, The Mighty Atlas, Wolf Run2 Into the Wild, Day of the Dead
Web Site: www.igt.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 412
Recent Product Releases: MLP Seating Corp. announces the introduction of a fourth back option to our Comfort Series of Gaming Seats. This seat features our injection molded 19-inch wide seat with a model 199E back—we use a curvilinear seat back shape to provide an ergonomically correct lumbar back support.
Web Site: www.mlpseating.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number:
Recent Product Releases: KeyWatcher Touch enterprise-level key control and management system delivers online monitoring and convenient features. A 7-inch touchscreen with large buttons offers step by step instructions. Locate a specific key in or out of the system easily, and return keys to any cabinet in the system with every transaction automatically recorded.
Web Site: www.morsewatchmans.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 604
Recent Product Releases: One Red Cent Deluxe and White Hot Progressive, part of the company’s new High Rise Games Series.
Web Site: www.multimediagames.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 426
PENTA BUILDING GROUP
REEL GAMES (in conjunction with NOVOMATIC)
Recent Product Releases: Rise of the Dragon, Reel Tournament, American Colours, Book of Ra deluxe, Columbus deluxe, Indian Spirit, Lions, Lord of the Ocean, Lucky Lady’s Charm deluxe, Pharaoh’s Gold II deluxe, Power Stars, Roaring Forties, Sizzling Hot deluxe, Tiki Island, White Shark
Web Site: www.reelgaminginc.com
OIGA 2012 Booth Number: 702
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