Gaming Tech Summit set for Station’s GVR

May 16, 2006 3:13 AM

The fourth annual Gaming Technology Summit (GTS) will be held at Green Valley Ranch, May 24-25.

In just three short years, GTS has become one of the most anticipated conferences in the gaming industry.

With a focus on technology and how it is best applied to commercial casinos and other gaming operations, GTS attracts attendees from across the country.

Yet, the panels and conferences are typically small and intimate, allowing a free-flow of information and personal discussions.

This year’s Summit features keynotes from Jim Davis, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of SAS; Don Speer, chairman of VCAT; and Marshall Andrew, CIO of Station Casinos.

The two-dozen seminars will address timely topics including:

”¡ Casino revenue vs. non-casinos revenue: The advent of non-gaming profit centers (entertainment, spas, dining, rooms, etc.) has created the need to alter marketing and other processes, which are explored by experts in the field.

”¡ Server-based games and marketing: The future of electronic gaming is "downloadable slots," and this panel explores how the technology can impact players and affect customer loyalty.

”¡ Standardization of protocols such as BOB and IGT’s Super SAS will revolutionize the casino floor. Learn how these systems can expand the versatility of slot and other gaming machines.

”¡ Mobile gaming and RFID technology is set to take off on the casino floor. Discover how best to utilize these cutting-edge systems and what pitfalls to avoid.

In addition to the seminars, keynote addresses, expo hall and an all-day Project Management Forum, the Summit will host a luncheon in which the top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products will be announced.

For more information, schedule of events and registration data, visit www.gametechsummit.com