The Las Vegas Convention Center hosted this year’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention organized by NIGA 2018 (the National Indian Gaming Association).
Running from 17-20 April, NIGA 2018 as it is better known was the single biggest gathering of tribal leaders and casino execs within the country, hosting over 350 exhibiting companies. Vendors and visitors alike enjoyed a plethora of new items on the convention floor, and networked and exchanged the latest gaming industry buzz. Just a few of the highlights at NIGA 2018, included big industry names such as IGT Interactive, Scientific Games, Gaming Arts, Incredible Technologies, Next Gaming and Everi, to name a few.
Bingo and Slots – The Name of the Game
Gaming Arts, a leader in Bingo and Keno games, was excited to showcase its new Super Bingo, Ultimate Bingo and Keno Millions gaming machines, which feature groundbreaking video content and sleeker design. Not far behind it was, Konami Gaming boosting the betting power with its new Star Watch series, a casino slot game featuring instant credit prizes, a wheel spin feature, and two progressive jackpots. However, Konami’s crown jewel was the Star Watch Magma elite game, which features a 43-inch, curved Concerto Crescent cabinet. Next Gaming, a Vegas staple, put together a creative presentation for tech heads and professionals alike on its portfolio of upcoming Next Gaming slot games, meant to overcome the challenges of the ever-evolving slot gaming experience. Those familiar with the brand were left more than impressed.
The Latest and Greatest
The premier event entered its 33rd year in style with a whole host of other highlights including a golf tournament and exclusive, 400-person luncheon sponsored by AGEM (the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers). HBG Design featured the works of over 120 architects with its award-winning design layouts for customers in the hotel-casino and hospitality industry. Beside them was Cunningham Group celebrating its 50th anniversary in the industry, showing off its world-class portfolio of casinos, hotel, and restaurant interiors; while competitors Ainsworth and Atrient went to head to head with their latest casino game displays, cabinets and mobile solutions for the latest in casino gaming interface. To top it off Database Dynamics unveiled its innovations in sports betting in efforts to tap into the reported 57.4 million people that played some version of fantasy sports in the U.S. and Canada last year alone.
2018 – A Big Year in Casino Gaming
Overall, NIGA 2018 was a success, and its prospects for the continuing year seem more than promising. Founded in 1985, NIGA and the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is the longest running gaming tradeshow in history, featuring over 184 tribes celebrating a key aspect throughout Native American culture, gaming and casinos. Experts estimate record-breaking revenues for tribal casinos in 2018, and continued growth for the future.
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