EAG 2023 which takes place across 10 – 12 January at ExCeL London is on-course to be one of the biggest of recent times with like-for-like visitor registrations close to 60 percent ahead of the figure for 2020 – the last edition of the industry’s leading amusements and low stake gaming exhibition to take place prior to the pandemic.
EAG Show Director Nicola Lazenby said: “We are announcing these figures prior to December which is the key month for show registrations.
Our campaign message to the market is ‘Be part of the action’ and the invitation appears to be resonating with thousands of operators who will have access to a show floor packed with innovation, a business centric seminar programme and the first ever safer gambling hub dedicated to the low stake low prize sector and featuring the industry’s leading safer gambling experts.”
Outlining the make-up of the EAG show floor she stated: “Visitors will be coming to EAG for a variety of reasons but the key motivation has to be the access the show provides to the industry’s pre-eminent innovators and games creators.
“I’m delighted to confirm that our list of contracted exhibitors includes brands such as Astrosystems, Bandai Namco Amusement Europe, Blueprint Operations, Crown Leisure, Electrocoin, Eurocoin, Game Payment Technology, Inspired Entertainment, Novomatic Gaming, NSM Music, PMS International Group, Reflex Gaming, SB Machines, Sega Amusements International Ltd, UDC and Whitehouse Leisure – amongst many others.”
Highlighting the importance of EAG from an industry perspective, bacta chief executive John White said: “Because of its January scheduling EAG has always been the event at which the industry has set out its stall for the year ahead.
“If as many commentators and political insiders have suggested the UK government publishes the long-awaited white paper on gambling prior to Christmas, EAG 2023 will be the first opportunity to mobilise the industry and officially launch our strategic response to the recommendations contained within the white paper.”
He added: “All of the conversations that I’ve had with bacta members regarding EAG have been highly positive and bacta will be using the wonderful platform the show provides to celebrate the industry that we serve.”