G2E 2012 KEYNOTES TO EXPLORE KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS IMPACTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY Journalist and Best-Selling Author Katty Kat to Address Attendees at Opening Keynote

LAS VEGAS - Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will feature a lively series of keynote events providing attendees with unique educational experiences and exclusive access to experts who are knowledgeable on both the gaming industry and today's top issues. The keynote events include an address by renowned television anchor and author Katty Kay, a panel discussion with some of the gaming industry's most influential leaders and an address by a representative from the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs. The premier trade show and conference event for the international gaming entertainment industry, G2E 2012 will be held Oct. 1-4, 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las
 Vegas, Nevada.

"The keynote events at G2E 2012 will provide gaming professionals with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain invaluable insights on the future of gaming, within the context of the current economic and political environment," said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. "We are thrilled to welcome such a diverse and prestigious group of thought leaders who will candidly discuss the latest trends and issues impacting the gaming industry."
Immediately following Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony, G2E 2012 will begin with a keynote address, titled "Washington and the 2012 Elections from a Different Angle," by Kay, a BBC America anchor and the co-author of Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success. Kay will explore the increasing polarization of the media and its impact on public opinion and political discourse from Washington, D.C. to Main Street USA. She also will provide insights on the state of the U.S. and global economies and discuss how public perception of each will play a critical role in the outcome of the race for the White House.
Wednesday's "State of the Industry" keynote session will feature a distinguished panel of industry experts who will discuss the present and future of gaming, as well as the industry's latest trends. Moderated by journalist Jon Ralston, known for hosting Nevada's public affairs program "Face to Face with Jon Ralston," the panel will feature six top executives from the industry's leading operators and suppliers, including: Walter Bugno, president and CEO of Spielo International; Brian R. Gamache, chairman and CEO of WMS Industries Inc.; Dick Haddrill, CEO and director of Bally Technologies, Inc.; Patti Hart, CEO of International Game Technology; Michael Leven, president and COO of Las Vegas
Sands Corp; and James Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.The G2E 2012 keynote events will conclude on Thursday with an address geared toward those interested in tribal government gaming. Donald "Del" Laverdure, acting assistant secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, will review the current status of his department and the approach of the Obama administration when considering Indian Country.
The keynote addresses on Monday and Tuesday will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Wednesday's address will take place from 11 a.m.-noon. All keynotes will be held in the Venetian Ballroom G-J and are open to all G2E attendees free of charge, with no advance registration required.
Additionally, Jim Ryan, co-CEO of bwin.party digital entertainment plc., will deliver the exclusive conference keynote address. Ryan is highly regarded for his knowledge of the Internet gaming industry and will speak about the growth in the industry and its future potential. Ryan's conference keynote address will be held on Wed, Oct. 3, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Venetian Ballroom G-J and will be open to G2E 2012 conference delegates only.

G2E is attended by nearly 26,000 industry professionals from around the world. For more information on G2E 2012, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com and connect with G2E on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the international gaming trade show and conference "by the industry and for the industry."  Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E made its debut in fall 2001, defining itself as the pre-eminent show for the gaming-entertainment industry.
The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues.  The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leader in organizing a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. In 2006 Reed brought together more than 6 million industry professions from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 37 fully staffed offices. Reed's portfolio of more than 460 events services 52 key industry sectors.