The River City Group - The River City Group, producers of the Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo, have announced that the 2002 event will be held May 13 - 15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
The Interactive Gaming Summit has been the largest event for three years running for the interactive gaming industry, and will offer a greatly enhanced program, with seminar tracks covering nearly every aspect of the i-gaming industry.
The 2002 event is expected to draw at least 1500 delegates from around the world, and the expo will host over 100 companies that service the i-gaming industry. The expanded exhibit floor will host companies offering gaming software, hosting, transaction processing services, marketing services, affiliate marketing services, wireless gaming services, legal, casino management, technical services, security companies, and other support services for the industry.
Highlights from previous summits, including audio and materials archive are available online through the company's web site.
Next year's event is expected to grow substantially as the industry continues to mature, and more jurisdictions participate in the industry. At last year's event, Nevada's new legislation and upcoming foray into i-gaming was one of the hottest topics discussed. More than 30 delegates from South Africa was represented at the 2001 event, showing their deep interest to open up interactive gaming.
In July, the British Gambling Review Body introduced The Budd Report, which contains recommendations to legalize and regulate i-gaming in the U.K. The effect of the Budd Report was covered at The River City Group's "Executive Series - Beyond the Budd Report". Archives and audio from that event is also available online.
This month, the Canada West Foundation released a report entitled "Gambling@Home: Internet Gambling in Canada", which, among many points, speculates on the possible future of Canadian Internet gambling. That report is available to subscribers of IGamingNews.com, the official publication for the Global Interactive Gaming Summit.
Interested parties can join The River City Group's free mailing list for the most current updates. Companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Summit can get further information via e-mail by sending a request to Exhibit@RiverCityGroup.com, or by calling 636-946-0820.