G2E Acquires Asian Gaming Expo

Las Vegas — Global Gaming Expo (G2E), a joint venture of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, today announced its acquisition of the Asian Gaming Expo from the Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association (AGMMA). The Asian Gaming Expo, which currently is comprised of the largest casino gaming equipment trade exhibition in the Asian region and the Asian Gaming Expo Conference, will be renamed G2E Asia and will feature a unique perspective on the latest trends within the growing Asian gaming market.

G2E, the brand’s flagship trade show and conference event held annually in Las Vegas, attracted more than 26,000 people last year, including more than 4,600 international participants. Through G2E Asia, G2E is expanding its role as a global resource for the international gaming community and adding further depth to its established portfolio of premier global gaming events.

„With Singapore’s decision last year to legalize casinos and Macau’s gaming operations flourishing, Asian gaming markets are playing a larger role in the global gaming landscape,“ said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. „As the leading resource for the worldwide gaming industry, G2E is creating G2E Asia to highlight the remarkable growth in the Asian gaming markets and bring the unbeatable quality and value of the G2E experience to an even larger audience.“

G2E announced the acquisition during the 2006 Asian Gaming Expo, scheduled for June 13-14, 2006, and will assume ownership immediately following the event. G2E Asia is set to debut June 12-13, 2007 at the Macau Tower. The 2008 event will be held at The Venetian Macao, a new mega-resort property scheduled to open next year.

For more information about G2E‘s entire portfolio of events, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com.

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 a world leader in creating high profile, targeted industry events where buyers and suppliers come together to do business. Every year, Reed events bring together some 90,000 suppliers and over 5.5 million buyers from around the world. Today, Reed events are held in 32 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific, and are organized by 26 fully staffed offices. Reed’s portfolio of more than 420 events services 49 industries in 12 key sectors.

The Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association (AGMMA) is a not-for-profit industry association whose members provide technology and equipment to hospitality venues in more than 250 jurisdictions around the world.