Southern Gaming Summit announces Global Gaming Women Luncheon speaker line-up

Leaders from the commercial and tribal gaming sectors will be speaking at the Southern Gaming Summit’s second annual Global Gaming Women Luncheon, a networking and professional development event for women executives in gaming.

The pre-show luncheon, which is co-sponsored by the American Gaming Association (AGA), will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the Island View Casino in Gulfport, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will be highlighted by a roundtable discussion featuring the following group of distinguished speakers:

• Holly Gagnon, CEO, Pearl River Resorts
• Jan Jones Blackhurst, Exec. VP government & communications, Caesars Entertainment, and former Mayor, city of Las Vegas
• Cathy Beeding MacKenzie, VP and general counsel, Island View Casino
• Sheila Morago, executive director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
• Judy Patterson, senior VP and executive director, American Gaming Association

“The AGA has built the Global Gaming Women luncheon into the premier networking and career-building event for women in our industry, and we are pleased to help keep this vital initiative moving forward at the Southern Gaming Summit,” said Larry Gregory, executive director, Mississippi Casino Operators Association. “Last year’s inaugural Southern Gaming Summit luncheon drew a standing-room only crowd and rave reviews from attendees, who will be again treated to a first-rate group of speakers with diverse backgrounds and responsibilities.”

The luncheon is open to all Southern Gaming Summit attendees on a first-come, first served basis for an extra fee of $35. Space is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to visit the event website and register as soon as possible.

The Global Gaming Women Luncheon is just one of many such events at Southern Gaming Summit, now celebrating its 20th year as the largest commercial gaming trade show outside of Las Vegas. Southern Gaming Summit is the perfect mix of education, networking and Southern hospitality which makes this a must-attend event for gaming professionals looking to make powerful connections in this important gaming region and nationwide.

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary in Biloxi, BingoWorld Conference and Expo will again be co-located with Southern Gaming Summit. Attendees will find separate Bingo centric educational tracks as well as an expanded expo floor featuring the best Bingo vendors in the country.

The session agenda for Southern Gaming Summit/BingoWorld has been set. Here are some of the highlights:

• Legal/regulatory update: The Challenge for Mature Jurisdictions
• Tribal Gaming Legal/Regulatory Update
• Free-Play! Doing the Math. What do Your Promotions Really Cost You?
• Building Strong Companies Through Strategic Alignment
• CMO Roundtable: New wrinkles in the battle for loyalty
• Gaming IT in a World of Convergence
• Online gaming: When, Where and How Much?
• Slot Profitability Strategies
• Online Gaming: How Operators Can Get Started
• The Power of Facebook
• Wall St. Roundtable
• Thieves, Cheats and Scams
• Tribal Gaming: Regional Update
• Asian Table Games: A Growing Market
• Destination 2020: What’s in Store for Gaming?
• Gaming Floor ROI: Making the Most of Your Space

Complete conference details and registration information are available at

Venetian Macao

G2E Asia 2013 ready to take advantage of gaming growth in Macau

G2E Asia 2013 promises once again to be the single destination where the rapidly growing Asian gaming industry gathers for the networking, education and access to products and technologies that help attendees get ahead-and stay there.  This year’s show will take place from May 21-23 at the Venetian Macao. The importance of G2E Asia to the region’s growing market is reflected by the participation of the giants of the international gaming industry and an expanded exhibition area that is 15 percent larger than in 2012. 

G2E Asia provides unrivalled access to the pan-Asian markets for international gaming equipment suppliers looking to enter this growing market and gives local suppliers the opportunity to expand their reach overseas.  So far, some of the world’s biggest gaming companies have already confirmed their participation, including Ainsworth Gaming Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Aruze Gaming, Bingotimes Digital Technology, Hydako, IGT, Interblock, Konami Gaming, Novomatic Group of Companies, RGB, TCSJOHNHUXLEY, WMS Gaming, Astro Corporation, Bally Technologies, Jumbo Technology, Gaming Partners International (GPI), SHFL entertainment and JCM Global, to name a few.

To date, 5,500 attendees and 300 Player’s Club members are registered for G2E Asia 2013, and they represent some of the world’s fastest developing gaming nations like South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore.   The Player’s Club is part of G2E Asia’s Targeted Attendee Program (TAP), which matches high-caliber buyers and other attendees to the international industry’s leading providers of gaming solutions.

Complete conference details and registration information are available at