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Thousands to visit Gaming Expo

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19 August 2008: for immediate release

Thousands to visit Gaming Expo

More than 10,000 people are preparing to visit the Australasian Gaming Expo this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, according to the Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association (“AGMMA”).

“We are very pleased with the response to this year’s event” said AGMMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Ross Ferrar. “Representatives of clubs, hotels and casinos around Australia and from overseas have registered to attend and we are looking forward to welcoming our industry colleagues.

“Every Australian state will be represented, along with international delegates from Antigua, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States, among other countries. Several hundred gaming executives are also visiting from New Zealand, which is very well represented both in the trade exhibition and in the Gaming Conference.

“We’ve already started building the stands – and with over 200 exhibitors, from gaming machines to floor coverings and from uniforms to furniture – the exhibition, which is open from 10am until 5pm this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday really must not be missed. More than 1,500 trucks are now unloading a vast array of equipment, which is being assembled, tested and polished by more than 4,000 exhibitor staff in preparation for thousands of exhibition visitors.

“The Gaming Conference has also proven popular, with more than 1,000 industry professionals registering to attend. A great list of speakers is presenting including Allan Pease, Peter Capp, Tan Jose (comedy MCs), cricket legends Mark Taylor and Sir Richard Hadlee, Senator Nick Xenophon, Mike Shackleford and an expert industry discussion panel – and that’s just the first day (Sunday 24 August)” said Ferrar.

“On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 August, we really get down to business with conference speakers addressing key issues. Rod McGeoch and Ross Greenwood lead a feature-packed program, with the focus on the serious issues facing gaming in the Hospitality Industry. From legislation and regulation to future gaming technology, this conference will cover the key areas.”

The Australasian Gaming Expo, now in its 19th year, is renowned as the region’s premier annual gaming occasion for the Hospitality Industry. The event is held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. Entry to both the trade exhibition and the Gaming Conference is complimentary for representatives of Gaming Industry Organisations.

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