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October 19, 2017

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Gaming convention G2E to open today as planned

The massive Global Gaming Expo (G2E), is still scheduled to be open through Thursday at the Sands Expo, despite Sunday night’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

“The American Gaming Association and our Global Gaming Expo (G2E) partner, Reed Exhibitions, are closely monitoring the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those that were affected, and with the people of Las Vegas and Nevada.

“The AGA and Reed Exhibitions will be in constant contact with local and national law enforcement and our host, Las Vegas Sands. We will closely monitor the situation, and safety remains our priority,” Freeman said.

“The gaming industry is a tight-knit community, and Las Vegas is the beating heart of our operations.” Freeman said. “The AGA and Reed Exhibitions will offer our full assistance as the city recovers, and we will strive to honor the victims of this tragic event.

First held in 2001 and presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), G2E has become one of the world’s largest gaming trade shows. More than 26,000 are expected. Some 428 companies and organizations will display goods and services on the exhibit floor, and organizers say the show will use all 1.8 million square feet of the Sands Expo.