The Gaming Technology Summit once again showcased the ideas and innovations driving change in the casino industry

Technology and its varying impact continues to be front and center in the minds of most casino executives, and nowhere was this more evident than at last month’s Gaming Technology Summit. The event-co-sponsored by WhiteSand Gaming, a technology consulting services firm, and BNP Media Gaming Group, the parent company ofCasino Journal-took place at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas and drew a diverse crowd of operators, vendors and executives interested in learning about and discussing all things technology and how they are altering the face of casino gaming. Highlights from the event included an expanded session track featuring keynote speakers such as Ramesh Srinivasan, president and COO of Bally Technologies; a trade show floor stocked with the latest tech offerings from slot and casino equipment suppliers; presentations to the winners of the Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Product contest and the announcement of the contest’s platinum, gold, silver and attendees choice awards recipients (see story on page 14); and a plethora of parties and networking events. For more information on the Gaming Technology Summit,

The trade show floor at this year’s Gaming Technology Summit showcased the latest wares from some of the industry’s leading product and services providers.

Lunch provided an opportunity for show attendees to network.

Ramesh Srinivasan, president and COO of Bally Technologies, delivers his keynote address.

A screen from Bally’s popular Skee-Ball slot game.

Aruze Gaming’s Steve Walther and Laura Olson-Reyes of Bally Technologies show off their company’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products trophies.

A poolside party at Green Valley Ranch was one of many social activities at the show.

Gaming Technology Summit sessions ran a gamut of topics ranging from data mining to mobile gaming.

iPad and Android gaming solutions were among the products present on the trade show floor.