G2E adds bingo to schedule of events

Jul 2, 2002 7:50 AM

Balls of fun! Bingo will be in play at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this fall.

A first-ever Bingo Pavilion will feature the latest developments in the game, enabling gaming professionals to grow their business.

"The Bingo track will help the mainstream gaming industry understand what makes this game so popular worldwide and learn more about the different facets of bingo,’’ said Steve Smallman, vice president of sales and marketing at Game Tech International Inc., a leading maker of bingo electronic devices. "It’s important that bingo operators and vendors are aware of the different styles of bingo being played across the globe, from Australia to Spain.’’

One of America’s favorite pastimes, bingo has evolved from a church hall activity to a worldwide multibillion-dollar industry. From the posh bingo halls in Europe to the many variations of the game throughout the world, bingo has become a major player in the gaming industry.

G2E ”” running Sept. 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center ”” will explore regulatory issues surrounding electronic bingo and the printed ticket operation; how successful players clubs attract and retain players; and how to keep bingo in the mainstream of casino games and entertainment.

The pavilion is expected to house 21 leading bingo game makers, including manufacturers and suppliers of bingo ­­paper, Class II electronic games, daubers, printed tickets and other products related to the bingo and charitable gaming industries.

Among the vendors: Jenosys Technologies, Game Tech International, Bettina Corp., Atlantic Gaming Inc., Millennium Games, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Tabco/The Bingo Paper Company, Planet Bingo, Daktronics and Electronic Gaming Solutions.

G2E, which debuted last fall and has become the leading international gaming trade show and conference, is organized by the American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions.

For more information about G2E 2002 or to register for free exhibits-only admission and discounted conference rates, visit their site,