This year’s Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will incorporate technology into the visitor experience offering Teleportals, or virtual assistants, across the show floor to aid guests with their enquiries.
The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), will take place from August 14 to 16 2018, is an annual event run by the Gaming Technologies Association, focusing on fostering a sustainable and prosperous industry.
AGE is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This year’s program focuses on technology and innovation across the entire sector, featuring over 200 local and international exhibitors, as well as industry-led seminars covering new technology, gaming, hospitality, service, and the end customer.
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming Technologies Association, said: “Our event is crucial for the health of the industry – we promote connections, education, regulation, technology and trends, business and more, to casinos, pubs, clubs and hotels. It’s about empowering local businesses to thrive.
“We’ve got a jam-packed show floor this year, featuring the latest innovations direct to the industry. It’s these new technologies driving the evolution of gaming and it’s our job to embrace, explore, train and innovate alongside them. We are proud to provide such a platform for our industry,” said Mr Ferrar.
Key exhibitors confirmed from the gaming technology sector include: Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, Atlas Gaming, IGT (Australia), Independent Gaming, Interblock Asia Pacific, Konami Australia, Maxgaming, Paltronics Australasia, Scientific Games, Tabcorp, Utopia Gaming Systems and Wymac Gaming
In Australia, gambling expenditure has increased from $22.7bn in 2014 to 2015 to $23.6bn in 2015–2016 (up 3.9 per cent).
All AGE registered delegates will also have a Konduko reader in their lanyard – a small digital platform that can be tapped at exhibitor stands they visit. At the end of each day a “Daily Digest” email containing a full round-up of information from the day is delivered to the delegate’s inbox, in either PDF, PowerPoint, or short video format.
“For 2018, we are really aiming to provide a 360 degree digital-focus, to elevate our event and provide real ROI to our stakeholders. We want to be at the forefront of the industry, to make Australasian gaming, global gaming,” added Mr Ferrar.